What used Nissan X-Trail 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Prices for the earliest Nissan X-Trails start from around £7000, most probably for something with over 100,000 miles on it. Increase your budget for between £10,500 to £11,500 to get a low mileage 2014 or 2015 example.
Petrol-engined X-Trails arrived a year after launch and therefore aren't as prevalent on the used market. They also tend to be bought by those who do a limited number of miles, so the ones which are available, generally have a low mileage, which keeps their prices high. If you want a petrol X-Trail, you will need at least £11,000.
In response to early criticism about the downsized 1.6-litre diesel engine not being powerful enough, Nissan brought out a larger 2.0-litre diesel in late 2016. An X-Trail with this engine will cost from around £14,000.
The latest 1.7 diesel from late 2019 will set you back at least £19,000, while the 1.3 petrol can be found for £20,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Nissan X-Trail 4x4?
The 1.6 dCi can be had with front-wheel drive to aid running costs, too, and in this form its combined NEDC fuel consumption is 57.6mpg. Getting one with four-wheel drive does drop that figure to 52.3mpg.
The 1.6 petrol isn’t so frugal at 44.1mpg, but these models still compare well with petrol-powered rivals, while the 2.0-litre diesel X-Trails have an official combined figure of 50.4mpg. The newer 1.3 petrol and 1.7 diesel engines were tested under the more stringent WLTP test and appear to get much worse figures at 38.5mpg and 47.5mpg, respectively. But you are at least much more likely to achieve these in the real world.
This only applies to the engines available before 1 April 2017 because the tax system at the time was based on CO2 emissions. Of the three engines available, the 1.6 diesel had the lowest emissions of 129g/km (139g/km with four-wheel drive), while the bigger 2.0 diesel emits 149g/km (158g/km as a four-wheel drive auto). The petrol 1.6 puts out 149g/km.
Car tax (VED)
It's worth noting that if you are looking to buy an X-Trail registered after 1 April 2017, you'll have to pay the flat rate fee. Any example registered before this date will in some cases pay less than this depending upon the amount of CO2 the engine produces (see above paragraph). To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
Depending upon whether you have a petrol or a diesel X-Trail, you will pay either £229 or £269 for a minor service, or £309 or £369 for a major one at a Nissan dealer. You will get one year's worth of RAC UK and European breakdown cover and roadside assistance as part of that cost.
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