Used Nissan X-Trail
Discover the Nissan X-Trail
The Nissan X-Trail was first launched in the UK in 2001 and is still in production today. The second generation was released in 2007 with a similar choice of models to that of the Mk1 car. Engine choice consisted of 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre petrol models or a diesel 2.0-litre dCi engine available in either a 148bhp or 171bhp form. Trim levels were the entry-level Trek, then came Sport and the top-of-the-range Aventura.
All versions were fitted with ALL-MODE 4x4, and the Aventura and Sport versions with 4x4-I, which added the hill start assist and hill descent control features.
Two upgrade packages were available with the Sport and Aventura versions. Unlike with the first generation, two-wheel drive models were not made available.
In 2009, Nissan removed the petrol engines from the range and changed the trim designations to Acenta and Tekna. The Tekna model topped the range and was only available with the more powerful 171bhp engine.
Bang for your buck
Mk2 approved used Nissan X-Trail cars for sale are bigger than the first-generation car, being longer by 175mm and having a luggage capacity of 603 litres compared to its predecessor's 410 litres. With the rear seats folded forward, the second generation will hold a massive 1,773 litres.
Some improvements were made to the appearance of the used Nissan X-Trail with the introduction of the Mk2. But most of the notable changes were made inside the car. The plastic interior of the Mk1 was removed and a more classy, metallic finish with 50 litres of cabin stowage was added.
Even the entry-level Acenta variant is pretty well-loaded with features as standard, including alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone kit, full body bumpers, driver, passenger, curtain and side airbags, climate control and air conditioning, panoramic sunroof, cruise control and four speaker stereo system
The Tekna trim adds DVD satellite navigation, rear parking camera, leather powered and heated seats, a BOSE sound system and xenon headlights.
How a used Nissan X-Trail drives
The first-generation Nissan X-Trail for sale was one of the best handling compact 4x4s in its class, mostly due to its very well-designed suspension system. By the time the Mk2 came to market, many of the X-Trail's competitors were now focused on road driving. The X-Trail, however, retained its off-road capabilities.
The models of choice are the 2.0-litre dCi engines with either 171bhp or 148bhp. The former will reach 60 in 10 seconds en-route to 124 miles per hour. The 148bhp version is usually found paired with the automatic transmission and gets to 60 in 12.5 seconds.
Economy, even with the punchy 171bhp diesel model, is a fairly impressive 38.2 miles per gallon combined and it emits 190g of carbon dioxide for each kilometre driven. The used Nissan X-Trail's 65-litre fuel tank gives it a massive range, and fuel efficiency is aided greatly in that there is no need to drive the car in power-sapping four-wheel drive mode all of the time. The standard 4x4 system will revert to front wheel drive whenever possible.
Why you should buy a used Nissan X-Trail
A used Nissan X-Trail has a range of abilities, making it the perfect family car or off-road vehicle. Incredibly safe and reliable, the X-Trail has a superior and strong build quality. Not only is its interior and exterior stylish, but there’s plenty of front and back space for you to enjoy long journeys in complete comfort.