The Nissan X-TRAIL handles better, offers superb performance and would be our personal choice.
Build quality is good and with Nissan's reputation for reliability you have a sound package. The finish of some of the materials seemed below average but overall should prove durable in the long term.
Value For Money
The Nissan X-TRAIL is competitively priced within the mid-size SUV segment which includes Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Toyota.
Service intervals for the petrol engine are every 9,000 miles and for the diesel every 12,000. The X-TRAIL comes with a three year/60,000 mile manufacturer’s warranty and a 12 year anti-perforation cover.
We enjoyed our time with the Nissan X-TRAIL - we found it more car-like to drive than it’s rivals the Honda CR-V and Land Rover Freelander.
Undoubtedly, the Land Rover Freelander is a fine machine and no doubt, it is better off road but it is dated and due for replacement. The Nissan X-TRAIL handles better, offers superb performance and would be our personal choice.23 March 2005
Nissan X-Trail Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Nissan X-TRAIL 2.2 DCi SVE|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||11.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||112 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||45.6 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-year or 60,000 miles warranty|
3-ear paint warranty
6-year anti-corrosion warranty
|Price (when tested on the 23/03/05)||£ 22,645|