The Nissan X-TRAIL has been What Car’s? ‘best compact 4x4’ for the past two years. To add to that accolade in What Car’s? latest praise of cars, used ones this time, it awarded Nissan’s compact SUV the coveted title of ‘Best 4x4 2006’ over-coming the Kia Sorento.
What Car’s? judges, said: “The X-TRAIL is simply a great family 4x4. There is plenty of space for five people and luggage, and the interior is full of handy little touches; unless you need to carry seven, it makes you question the need for an MPV.
“The 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine is admirably quiet and has enough muscle for brisk overtaking, yet still averages around 40mpg. It also rides serenely over bumps and offers a fine drive on Tarmac, which is where it matters.”
The X-TRAIL comes with a choice of three engines: 140PS 2.0-litre and 165PS 2.5-litre petrol, and a 136PS 2.2-litre common-rail diesel. Last year a 4x2 version was introduced, sharing the same 2.0-petrol and 2.2-lire dCi engines with the award winning 4x4 range.
The best way to locate any used Nissan vehicle is to first visit www.nissanusedcars.co.uk where there is a list of nearly new cars available under the ‘select’ banner. Alternatively there is a dealer search facility to enable you to check what is in stock at your local dealership.
All vehicles that are certified within the Nissan Approved assurance scheme, which is designed to take the worry out of buying a used vehicle, come with - verified mileage and history checks, 30 day exchange promise, a minimum of 12 months’ comprehensive warranty and a minimum of 12 months’ RAC motoring assistance (including Roadside Assistance, Recovery and Relay and At Home cover). Additional benefits include a wash for your vehicle each time your supplying dealer sees it for a service, and a courtesy car provided every time your vehicle is serviced (subject to availability).Published 4 October 2006