DEMONSTRATOR MILEAGE SUBJECT TO CHANGE THIS VEHICLE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE FROM 14TH JUNE Features of this vehicle are Sunroof, Heated Front And Back Seats, 7 Seats, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth, DAB Radio, 4 wheel drive, cup holders, Electric Windows, Keyless Entry, Alloys, Reverse Camera, Cruise Control, Usb/Aux, Cd Player, Leather Trim.
Diesel 52.3 combined MPG
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Extra Seats in this model and top specification this model will suit any medium sized family.
CO2: 143 g/km
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Automatic rain sensing wipers, Front and rear power windows, Rear privacy glass, Rear wiper
ABS, EBD + Brake Assist, Electronic parking brake, ESP + traction control, Forward emergency braking, Hill start assist
Bluetooth phone integration system
Around View Monitor, Blind spot monitoring, Cruise control + speed limiter, Engine start button, Front and rear parking cameras, Front and rear parking sensors, Intelligent parking assist, Lane departure warning system, Moving object detection, PAS, Side view cameras, Traffic sign recognition
Automatic tailgate opening
5" TFT driver information centre, Nissan connect sat nav system, Service interval indicator, Trip computer
Auto dimming rear view mirror, Electric folding door mirrors, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Metal grain interior trim
Diesel particulate filter
6 speakers, Audio remote control in steering wheel, DAB Digital radio, Radio/CD, USB/aux input socket
Exterior Body Features
Black honeycomb front grille, Body colour bumpers, Chrome door handles, Chrome window surround, Electric panoramic sunroof, Satin silver roof rails
Automatic headlights, Bi LED headlights with auto levelling, Front foglights with chrome rings, High beam assist, LED daytime running lights
Dual zone climate control
Configurable luggage board system, Front armrest, Leather steering wheel and gear knob, Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel, Rear armrest
3 point seatbelts on all seats, Child locks on rear doors, Driver and passenger airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Warning triangle
4 way electric passenger seat, 6 way electric driver seat with lumbar support, 60/40 split folding rear seat, Front and rear headrests, Heated front seats, Isofix child seat attachment
Alarm, Immobiliser, Intelligent Key, Remote central locking
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
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|Service Interval Mileage:||18000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||60000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
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|Timing Belt Interval Mileage:||N|
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Nissan's X-Trail is selling well to more adventurous families and has been much improved in this facelifted form. The experts at Car & Driving look at what's on offer.
The X-Trail is a big deal for Nissan, the brand's best-selling model worldwide. Here, we're looking at a smartly updated version of the third generation model which continues to offer space for up to seven, a high quality interior and some seriously smart technology under the skin. This now includes Nissan's clever ProPILOT safety system which introduces semi-autonomous driving capability to this SUV for the first time. As before, there's a robust engine range and reasonable off road capability if you want it in a model line positioned just above the popular Qashqai, offering Crossover aesthetics with proper SUV mechanicals.
The Nissan X-Trail story to date is a bit of an unusual three-parter. The first model appeared in 2001 and was sold as a 'lifestyle' SUV. Or rather it would have been if we Brits had bought any. Instead we rather blanked this excellent car in favour of Land Rover Freelanders, Honda CR-Vs and Toyota RAV4s. Undeterred, Nissan tried again, with an all-new car in 2007. Now the tack had slightly changed. The X-Trail looked much the same, but it was now marketed as a more serious 4x4, with proper off-road ability. Although the quality inside had improved markedly, it still never caught the public's imagination quite like its little brother, the Qashqai. The X-Trail got a wash and wipe in 2010 but it was just to tide customers over ahead of what we see here. The current X-Trail was launched in 2014 and ditched the Bear Grylls image, instead taking inspiration from Nissan's market-leading crossovers - the Qashqai and the Juke. It's this design that Nissan updated in mid-2017 to create the car we're looking at here.
Under the bonnet, not too much has changed. So the core engine is Nissan's powerful but frugal 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel, optionally mated to an XTronic CVT gearbox. This unit delivers plenty of pulling power (320Nm of torque) and is decently refined, so should be at home on or off the beaten track. Alternatively, buyers can opt for a pokier 177PS 2.0-litre dCi unit. Or, for petrol people, there's the option of a DIG-T 163PS green-pump-fuelled 1.6-litre powerplant. Although the X-Trail appears to have become a bit more lifestyle oriented, this is Nissan we're talking of here; manufacturers of some of the cleverest all-wheel drive systems around. They just can't help themselves. Yes, you can buy a front-wheel drive X-Trail and it'll probably make sense for quite a few buyers but the four wheel drive chassis is extremely clever. The electronic four-wheel drive system, ALL MODE 4x4i, is controlled via a rotary switch on the centre console. It offers a choice between two-wheel drive, Auto mode or Lock offering permanent four-wheel drive. So far, so conventional. The X-Trail also features Active Ride Control and Active Engine Brake. Active Ride Control monitors the road surface to detect undulations which could potentially upset the pitch of the car body and alters the damping to compensate. Active Engine Brake meanwhile, harnesses the power and controllability of the XTronic transmission to add a degree of engine braking while cornering or when decelerating to a standstill. Then there's Active Trace Control. By using on board sensors to monitor speed, steering angle, throttle opening and braking effort, Active Trace Control brakes wheels individually, as required, to reduce understeer and help the driver steer a safer path through bends: it is particularly effective on slippery, wet roads. Finally the X-Trail benefits from Uphill Start Support and Advance Hill Descent Control.
This Nissan has always been noted for its sculpted and muscular styling, with chiselled lines, high wheel arches and rather elegant curves on the bonnet. All of those characteristics remain, and are now complemented by as more distinctive redesign of the front end that showcases the brand's 'V-motion' grille, flanked by re-styled headlamps that feature full-LED beams on upper-spec models. At the rear, the bumper has been re-styled with extra chrome detailing, plus there are also chrome side mouldings on the doors. Inside, there's a smarter D-shaped steering wheel with a wider rim, plus various trimming upgrades give a higher quality cabin feel. The tailgate can be ordered with gesture-controlled power operation. Otherwise, things are much as before, which means there's still the option of third row seating if you want it: most X-Trail customers do. Practical touches include rear side doors that open to almost 80 degrees - far wider than normal - to allow not just easy access but also to ease the loading and unloading of a child seat. The middle row seats recline and slide while, where fitted, the third row folds forward to increase luggage space. Helpful touches include, for example, a large between-the-seats console box. The box itself is large enough to take an iPad or 10-inch tablet. The luggage bay can be portioned into upper and lower areas in a simple single-handed move. In its topmost position, a dividing board can hold up to 10 kilograms of luggage, or 75 kilograms in its lower position. This split cargo solution enables the user to store, for example, a stroller and large items below while creating a fully usable upper load surface for smaller, lighter items.
As before, prices sit in the £23,000 to £36,000 bracket and there's the option of two or four-wheel drive, five or seven seats and manual or XTronic automatic transmission. As ever, the familiar trim grades are Visia, Acenta, n-tec and Tekna. All trim levels feature air-conditioning, alloy wheels and six airbags, LED daytime running lights, five-inch colour combimeter display, Bluetooth with microphone, cruise control and speed limiter. Hill start assist, follow me home lights and a luggage board system are also among the features fitted as standard. Range-topping Tekna models feature an array of technologies that further confirm Nissan's lead in the crossover market. These include LED headlamps, leather seats, electrically-adjustable driver's seat, front and rear parking sensors and 19-inch alloy wheels. In addition, Tekna models also feature a new BOSE audio system, along with the brand's 'Intelligent key with engine start button' system. Camera-driven safety technology has taken a step forward with Nissan's 'ProPILOT' package. This combines three systems - Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Traffic Jam Pilot (TJP). It's supposed to be the first stage on the brand's journey to autonomous driving, giving drivers more freedom by allowing them to automate the mundane elements of their motoring life.
The core dCi 130 unit is a reasonably efficient choice. Offered with the option of two or four-wheel-drive, two-wheel drive models enjoy CO2 emissions of 129g/km in manual form, while versions equipped with Nissan's advanced XTronic automatic gearbox emit 135g/km. All-wheel drive diesel models equipped with Nissan's ALL MODE 4x4-i transmission emit 139g/km. For the 2.0-litre dCi engine, the figures are 50.5mpg and 149g/km with manual or auto transmission. Go for the auto version with 4WD and the readings fall to 47.1mpg and 158g/km. Finally, if you go for the DIG-T 163PS petrol model, the figures are 45.6mpg and 145g/km of CO2. To achieve these readings, Nissan's engineers did more than just work on the efficiency and performance of the engine and transmission. By reducing weight and optimising the car's aerodynamics, the engineers have been able to make the X-Trail very efficient. Numerous features have been introduced to counteract the increase in size of this generation model. For example, the tailgate is constructed largely of plastic. Aero-friendly door mirrors and an underfloor spoiler that covers the exhaust and rear panel also play their part in making this X-Trail very efficient.
Overall, this revised third generation X-Trail offers much more than its predecessors ever could. Class-leading levels of space and efficiency, more appealing looks, plenty of hi-tech and, crucially, the option of seven seats for those wanting it. That last feature gives this car something most compact lifestyle soft roaders can't offer - and those that can tend to be more expensive and pricier to run. Perhaps most importantly, there's an element of desirability in this improved MK3 model X-Trail that was missing from its predecessors. All of which might indeed mean that if you're looking for a car of this kind, 'X' may very well mark the spot.
By Jonathan Crouch
Nissan's X-Trail matured nicely in third generation form as a crossover model sitting just above the brand's popular Qashqai. Plus it borrows much of its technology from that best-selling car. X-Trail buyers though, get significantly more space, with the option of seven seats in a car that's slightly tougher and more suitable for more adventurous families. If you like the thought of a used crossover but still need something practical and capable, then this Nissan looks worth checking out.
5DR HATCH (PETROL - 1.6 DIG-T / DIESEL - 1.6 DCI, 2.0 DCI)
It can take any product a little while to find its niche. Take the Nissan X-Trail - specifically this one, the third generation version, a car that back in 2014, finally found its place in the market. It took quite a time to do that mind you, X-Trail sales in this country going all the way back to 2001 when this model was first launched as a kind of RAV4-style soft roading SUV. Unfortunately, that car wasn't stylish enough to be a RAV, nor were its off road abilities enough to take on the other segment favourite, Land Rover's Freelander. So Nissan tried again in 2007 with a MK2 model that looked and felt tougher, bluffer and more of a practical tool: the kind of thing you'd have thought a compact SUV should be. Unfortunately, most target customers disagreed, the second generation X-Trail hitting its stride in the market just as people were beginning to abandon precisely these kinds of cars in favour of less capable but much smarter and more dynamic crossover models like Nissan's own Qashqai. It's the Qashqai that's provided much of the inspiration for the MK3 X-Trail we're going to look at here, launched in the Summer of 2014. The two cars share their underpinnings and engineware, while using much of the same technology. Back in 2014, Nissan crossover buyers were adjusting to the fact that the Qashqai could no longer be had in '+2' form with seven seats, these people being pacified by the fact that this larger X-Trail model could now offer that option for the very first time. In MK3 guise, the X-Trail was also better suited to light off road excursions thanks to a slightly loftier ride height and the wider availability of Nissan's ALL MODE 4x4-i all-wheel drive system. In other words, if you like the idea of a Qashqai - as a lot of people seem to - but need something a little tougher and more practical, then this car should prove to be a perfect fit. If it is, then you probably won't need something capable of crossing the Serengeti - and you won't get it. Forget hardcore SUV Nissan models like the Pathfinder and the Patrol: this car sits firmly in the softer crossover segment, slotting in just above the little Juke and the medium-sized Qashqai in the Japanese brand's growing range. It sold in its original MK3 form until the Summer of 2017, when it was replaced by a lightly facelifted model. It's the original version though, that we're going to evaluate here as a used car buy.
Take a glance and you'll probably quickly figure out what's going on with this third generation X-Trail model. In brief, it's trying to blend the sleek and stylish lines of a modern crossover with the robust appeal of a typical SUV. In place of the bluff, squared-off shape of the previous generation version, this MK3 model looks sleeker, hints of the popular Qashqai and luxurious Murano mixed with a dipping roofline, deeply sculpted flanks and a rising waistline. Move inside at the rear and first impressions are good. The rear doors open widely to over 80-degrees for easier access and at first glance, the cabin looks as spacious as the cold statistics promise. Passengers in the centre of the car who don't need to worry about third row folk can kick back and stretch out. The extra 60mm of length between the wheels that this car enjoys over its Qashqai stablemate enables it to offer class-leading standards of legroom that's further aided by deeply sculpted front seat backs. And up front? Well, back at the turn of the century in the original first generation version of this car, Nissan's designers went all quirky, with centrally-mounted dials, a proudly protruding centre stack and weird seat fabrics. Since then, the brand has learnt a few lessons about buyers in this segment: they may like to make a little bit of a statement when it comes to exterior styling, but when it comes to the interior, conservative quality tends to be the preferred approach. So that's exactly what's served up in this X-Trial, with most of the design and functionality borrowed from its Qashqai stablemate.
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While plenty of X-Trail owners in our survey were very happy with their cars, we also came across a surprisingly large number who'd had a whole catalogue of problems. One buyer had issues with the front brake discs warping after just 10,000 miles; watch out for graunching sounds as you stop. Another owner experienced issues with the keyless ignition system and the auto stop/start set-up. Plus his dCi X-Trail was diagnosed as failing to regenerate its DPF diesel particulate filter, something heralded by the DPF fault light illuminating. Apparently this happens if dCi versions of the car aren't driven frequently enough at higher speeds on the highway and requires a static regeneration costing around £285. We also came across plenty of reports of rattling and flexing noises from the dashboard, the door panels, the sunroof and the seats. Look out for all these things on your test drive as well as the usual things - scratched alloy wheels, interior child damage and signs of over-enthusiastic off roading.
(approx based on a 2013 X-Trail 1.6 dCi ex VAT) An air filter will be priced in the £6 to £16 bracket, an oil filter will sit in the £8 to £11 bracket and a water pump will be around £50 (though could cost as much as around £92 if you go for a pricier brand). Brake pads are in the £14 to £26 bracket for a pair, with brake discs costing around £63. Wiper blades cost in the £7 to £16 bracket each. A heated wing mirror glass will cost around £25. A radiator will be around £146.
The range as a whole provides a choice of two or four-wheel drive configurations, but doesn't offer many options beneath the bonnet. Yes, you can find a 163PS 1.6-litre DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine, but hardly any original buyers chose it, preferring dCi diesel power. The most popular unt is the 130bhp 1.6 dCi 130 unit, though the 171PS 2.0 dCi powerplant also has its followers, particularly amongst those used to towing. Will the restricted size of the most common 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine be a problem in an SUV this large? Well on the road, this is less of an issue than it seems as if it might be on the spec sheet. As the engineers rightly point out, this downsized powerplant puts out just as much pulling power - 320Nm of torque - as its 2.0-litre predecessor did, yet is 20% more efficient and comparably quick, 62mph from rest occupying around 11s en route to around 117mph.
This third generation X-Trail offers much more than its predecessors ever could. Class-leading levels of space and efficiency, more appealing looks, plenty of hi-tech and, crucially, the option of seven seats for those wanting it. That last feature gives this car something many comparable compact lifestyle soft roaders from this era can't offer - and those that can tend to be more expensive and pricier to run. So yes, we can see a significant number of family folk warming to Nissan's proposition here. Particularly if they've considered a Qashqai-class crossover model in the past and liked the thought of one before regretfully having to move on to something more practical. This X-Trail has enough crossover cues to make you feel acceptably trendy but also enough size and space to make owners also feel that they've bought into something smartly sensible. Of course, you can't have everything. This car doesn't drive with quite as much verve and flair as a smaller crossover. And the down-sized 1.6-litre dCi engine you'll come across most frequently can't quite deliver the pulling power you'd get in a direct rival with more conventional 2.0 or 2.2-litre diesel fitted. These two issues apart though, there's really not a lot else wrong here and the value proposition betters even that of the Korean budget brand opposition. Perhaps most importantly, there's an element of desirability in this MK3 model X-Trail that was missing from its predecessors. All of which might indeed mean that if you're looking for a family used SUV of this kind, 'X' may very well mark the spot.
Can Nissan's X-Trail SUV make family sense? June Neary decides.
No one's pretending anymore. Family-sized lifestyle SUVs never go off road. And if they ever did, it would have to be on something very easy. I know. I once tried to take a Nissan X-Trail over a dirt trail and ended up scraping the exhaust. As I probably would have done with most of its Honda CR-V/RAV4-style rivals. No, these are school run family estates. And they're none the worse for that. Buyers like me love the elevated driving position, the chunky looks and the feeling that if we wanted to chase buffalos across the Serengeti, then we could. So where does all that leave Nissan's improved third generation X-Trail, a car I've been trying? Basically, it had to become more car-like if it was to meet the challenge being laid down by a host of new rivals. So Nissan has obliged. There's more equipment, a smarter interior and even some semi-autonomous driving capability.
The bold setsquare lines of the X-Trail are classic SUV. The designers have steered clear of the sleeker, curvier shapes favoured by the car-like crossover breed in favour of the tall and the chunky. In place of the bluff, squared-off shape of the earlier versions, this enhanced MK3 model looks sleeker, hints of the popular Qashqai mixed with a dipping roofline, deeply sculpted flanks and a rising waistline. Move inside and the first impressions of my family and I were good. The rear doors open widely to over 80-degrees for easier access and at first glance, the cabin looks as spacious as the cold statistics promise. Passengers in the centre of the car who don't need to worry about third row folk can kick back and stretch out. The extra 60mm of length between the wheels that this car enjoys over its Qashqai stablemate enables it to offer class-leading standards of legroom that's further aided by deeply sculpted front seat backs. And up front? Well, back at the turn of the century in the original first generation version of this car, Nissan's designers went all quirky, with centrally-mounted dials, a proudly protruding centre stack and weird seat fabrics. Since then, the brand has learnt a few lessons about buyers in this segment: they may like to make a little bit of a statement when it comes to exterior styling, but when it comes to the interior, conservative quality tends to be the preferred approach. So that's exactly what's served up in this X-Trial, with most of the design and functionality borrowed from its Qashqai stablemate.
The range as a whole provides a choice of two or four-wheel drive configurations, but doesn't offer many options beneath the bonnet. Yes, you can talk to your dealer about a 163PS 1.6-litre DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine, but hardly any buyers choose it. The core engine is Nissan's powerful but frugal 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel, optionally mated to an XTronic CVT gearbox. This unit delivers plenty of pulling power (320Nm of torque) and is decently refined, so should be at home on or off the beaten track. Alternatively, buyers can opt for a pokier 177PS 2.0-litre dCi unit.
X-Trail pricing isn't quite as inexpensive as it used to be but this Nissan remains one of the more affordable choices you can make if you're looking at a mid-sized SUV in this segment with space for up to seven people. Prices sit in the £23,500 to £40,000 bracket common to this class of car - which represents a premium of around £3,000 over what you'd pay for a slightly smaller five-seat Nissan Qashqai SUV with the same powerplant, the same spec and virtually all the same engineering. In contrast to some its rivals, the X-Trail doesn't include seven seats as standard; you have to pay an extra £1,000 for those with mainstream models - or £660 more if you go for this top leather-lined 'Tekna' trim level that around half of all X-Trail buyers choose. As usual with Nissan, at the bottom of the range there's an entry-level 'Visia' spec, which offers a choice of either an entry-level 1.6-litre DIG-T petrol unit or, for a premium of just under £1,500, a 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel. Most buyers ignore this poverty option though because it doesn't include the choice of either four wheel drive or Xtronic automatic transmission, both these features being limited to diesel models further up the range. Provided you can stretch to 'Acenta' trim, plusher 'N-Connecta' spec or a top 'Tekna' model like this one, you get the full range of options across an engine range widened to include a 177PS 2.0-litre dCi diesel for those prepared to stomach a £3,150 increase over the cost of the 1.6-litre dCi unit. Four-wheel drive adds £1,900 to the cost of a front-driven model. And Xtronic auto transmission is offered at a £1,450 premium over a manual variant. Plus, for the first time in the X-Trail line-up, this facelifted third generation allows buyers to mate four wheel drive and the Xtronic gearbox together, provided they're prepared to stump up for the larger 2.0-litre dCi engine.
I might struggle to justify the premium being asked over a conventional spacious family estate. But then that comment applies to virtually every car in the 7-seat D-Segment SUV class. Viewed against its peers, this X-TRAIL stacks up well. If you're looking for a car of this kind, it's one you'll need to consider.
Mr John Swift - 15/05/2018, owner of a Nissan X-Trail Tekna Dci
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Mr Shane Morley - 25/04/2018, owner of a Nissan X-Trail Tekna Dci
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Mrs Yvonne Dean - 19/02/2018, owner of a Nissan X-Trail Tekna Dci Cvt
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