Nissan X-Trail (2007–2014)

Model History

March 2007

New X-Trail revealed

Now slightly longer at 4,630mm with longer wheelbase of 2,630 making it longer than the current CR-V.

555 litre boot. Rear seats fold 40:20:40 and when folded leave total loadspace to roof of 1,773 litres.

New dashboard like Qashqai's, with instruments in front of the driver and central panel reserved for satnav. Enhanced 'All-Mode' 4WD system with both descent and ascent assist.

Now four engines: 140PS 2.0 petrol, 170PS 2.5 petrol, and 2.0 litre chain cam 16v diesels with outputs of 150PS and 320Nm or 173PS and 360Nm to keep it competitive with the RAV-4 T180. 6-speed manual transmission with all or optional torque converter clutch 6-selectable ratio CVT with the petrol engines and torque converter 6-speed auto with 150PS diesel.

2.0 150PS dCi manual does 0-60mph in 10.9 seconds, top speed 117mph, 37.9mpg combined and emits 190g/km C02. Direct competitor to Freelander II 2.2 diesel auto, as neither Honda nor Toyota offer a CR-V or RAV-4 diesel auto.

September 2007

X-Trail goes on sale

Three core grades – TREK, SPORT and AVENTURA with upgrade models on SPORT and AVENTURA. Automatic transmissions available on both diesel and petrol engines. 173PS diesel offers towing capacity of 2,200kg. Standard across the range are Bluetooth phone integration, alloy wheels and climate controlled air conditioning. Extra large trunk space with double deck flooring and a sliding drawer.

  • Trek starting price – £18,795 (2.0 petrol)
  • Sport starting price – £20,695 (2.5 petrol)
  • Aventura – starting price £22,695 (2.5 petrol)
  • To upgrade from 2.5 petrol to 2.0dCi 150PS add £800
  • To upgrade the 2.0 dCi from 150PS to 173PS add £1000
  • For CVT transmission add £1200 – 2.5 petrol only
  • For 6 speed automatic transmission add £1100 – 2.0dCi 150PS only
  • Sport eXpedition and AVENTURA eXplorer upgrades both cost £1700
  • eXtreme upgrade – roof rails with integrated lamps – costs £425

150PS diesel returns a combined fuel consumption figure of 39.8mpg and 190g/km of CO2. Intercooled 173PS diesel offers 38.2mpg combined with 198g/km CO2.

All-alloy 16 valve 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 141PS and 196Nm of torque is fitted to the TREK. 90 per cent torque available from 2,400rpm. 32.5mpg combined with 208g/km CO2.

2.5-litre 169PS petrol engine now offers peak torque 233Nm, but 29.4mpg and 230g/km of CO2.

Extra kit of DVD satellite navigation with voice recognition, colour rear parking camera, intelligent key and chrome door handles to the SPORT or DVD satellite navigation with voice recognition, colour rear parking camera and xenon headlamps on the Aventura would normally cost an extra £1700 but for a limited time this is reduced to £1000. Sport eXpedition 2.5 now starts from £21,695 and Aventura eXplorer from £23,695 for the 2.5 petrol. Add £800 for 150PS 2.0dCi.

Extra spec of Sport over Trek includes ALL-MODE 4x4-i, the intelligent version of the 4x4 system that not only transfers from 2wd to 4wd when conditions sense it is required but now also features Electronic Stability Control (ESP), Uphill Start Support (USS) and Downhill Drive Support (DDS). SPORT also comes with 17" alloys, front fog lamps, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, privacy glass, speed sensing auto lock, rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps and a 6 x CD auto-changer with 6 speakers.

From 1997 the X Trail has had air-conned dashboard water bottle holders. A horizontal push-flap at the side of each vent opens or closes the air to them.

Diesel has an electronic oil level meter: push the trip meter within 20 secs of starting engine.

April 2009

X-Trail range revised

Replacing the Sport and Trek models, the new entry-level X-Trail is the Acenta powered by the 173PS 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission for optimal performance and economy.

At £22,345 it costs £525 less than the previous equivalent Sport model but comes with additional features including an MP3 socket, new black-finished dashboard and chrome door handles. Also has standard climate control, six CD player with Bluetooth, panoramic glass sunroof, alloy wheels, six airbags and cruise control.

New top X-TRAIL is the Tekna which inherits the old Aventura Explorer’s spec sheet – so leather, powered and heated seats, DVD satnav, rear parking camera, xenon headlights – and adds a few tasty morsels of its own. New design of 18in alloy wheel and a Bose sound system of digital, eight-channel amplifier and nine speakers acoustically tuned to the X-TRAIL interior for a live-performance sound.

In 173PS manual form the Tekna costs from £25,595, £550 less than the previous Aventura Explorer. The popular automatic model, teamed with the 150PS diesel engine, costs from £26,795 with all the same Tekna features as the manual.

August 2010

X-Trail updated

The changes refresh the exterior styling; improve the interior quality and functionality, as well as mechanical and aerodynamic changes.

Front end completely restyled. At the rear, the lights have been updated to incorporate LEDs for the running lights and braking, improving visibility and, therefore, safety. The indicator is incorporated into the lower portion of the light assembly, with the running/brake lights to the outside of it.

Increase in wheel size, with a ten-spoke 18-inch alloy wheel design, which is also wider, now up to 225/55/18 in size. There is also a new double five-spoke design of 17-inch wheel, giving an added premium feeling to the X-TRAIL Acenta.

Overall length has increased by 10mm as a result of the redesigned front end, while the height and width also increase by 10mm due to the increase in tyre width and diameter.

Interior updated to give a more harmonious ambience thanks to improved materials and better colour coordination, in particular, the area around the base of the A-pillar. Materials used for the switch surrounds on the steering wheel, around the gear selector and on the door-mounted armrest have all been improved for better touch feeling, while thicker, soft-touch materials have been chosen for the cloth seats.

For the leather equipped interior, the stitching is more attractive and more premium. The driver will appreciate the improved visibility and legibility of the new main combimeter, with bigger and clearer speed and engine speed readouts enhancing the quality. In between those principal dials is a new drive computer with a white-on-black display for maximum clarity. The computer offers a series of useful information for the driver, including: fuel economy, outside temperature (including ice warning function), cruising range, average speed and a reminder to take a break.

Rear occupant comfort has been improved thanks to redesigned front seats, creating an additional 10mm of knee-room, without compromising on comfort for the front seat occupants.

The X-Trail now comes with with a glovebox that will either keep its contents warm or cold – ideal for drinks. The heating system has been upgraded for quicker warm-up, as well as to be more efficient cooling in hot conditions. Rear seat warmers, offer two levels of heating.

The manual gearbox has revised ratios for a better compromise between acceleration, fuel economy and emissions, while the automatic gearbox has been modified for reduced friction. An additional feature is the gearchange indicator function in the drive computer screen, showing drivers when to change gear for optimised economy.

September 2010

Revised X-Trail launched

Entry level X-Trail remains Acenta, now priced at £23,995 on-the-road. This undercuts the Honda CR-V ES diesel by £685, and the Land Rover Freelander GS by more than £1,000. Standard equipment on the Acenta includes body coloured electrically adjusting door mirrors, privacy glass, automatic headlamps and wipers, front fog lamps and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Range-topping Tekna model costs £27,495. Additional features above Acenta trim include power-folding door mirrors, xenon headlamps, panoramic sunroof and leather seats. The infotainment package incorporates a Connect Premium HDD sat-nav with music server and USB port, a rear view camera and BOSE audio with nine speakers.

Emissions for the 2.0-litre dCi 173PS diesel manual now stand at 168g/km. The 2.0-litre dCi 150 PS diesel automatic also benefits from a CO2drop from 216g/km to 188g/km. Fuel economy improves from 34.9mpg to 39.8mpg on the combined cycle.

The 173PS manual is still rated to tow a trailer weighing up to 2,200 kg, has 360Nm of torque at just 2,000rpm and accelerates from 0-62mph in 10 seconds.

Mechanical revisions include a new manual gearbox for optimised environmental performance, and an improved shift schedule and enhanced friction reduction for the automatic transmission. The car also features low rolling resistance tyreson Acenta 17-inch wheels and lightweight castings on Tekna 18” wheels.

December 2014

Nissan C-Trail 2007-2014 shown to be the 7th most reliable SUV in Warranty Direct's claims records.

What does a Nissan X-Trail (2007 – 2014) cost?

List Price from £26,180
Buy new from £19,451
Contract hire from £254.80 per month