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Used Nissan X-Trail

The X-Trail is a stylish mid-sized SUV that is spacious on the inside and well-equipped across the range

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Used Nissan X-Trail For Sale

The Nissan X-Trail is one of the original founding members of the SUV craze, and continues to be a great choice thanks to a stylish appearance and practical design.

There's no denying the fact that mid-sized SUVs are well-catered for on the used car market. After all, Nissan make two of the best sellers in the form of the Qashqai and Juke. It should come as no surprise to learn that the X-Trail is an equally desirable option, and is even available with 7-seats.

Here's why you should look at an X-Trail:

  • Efficient engine choices
  • Sharp appearance
  • Spacious interior
  • Available with 7-seats
  • Good for towing

Engines and Driving Experience

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A mature driving experience is what you'll find with the X-Trail, which has been geared towards comfort and refinement. The soft suspension does result in a bit of body-roll in corners, but it does a very good job of ironing out bumpy roads. Despite the size, there's plenty of grip and the visibility makes it easier to park.

Earlier models came with a 1.6-litre diesel that produced 130bhp and could return up to 57.6mpg. Later on, a slightly bigger 1.7-litre was introduced and got a power hike up to 150bhp. On paper it uses more fuel by averaging 43.5mpg, but this was under the new WLTP regulations, and not the old ones.

A 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engine are available, and produce 158bhp and 163bhp respectively. The smaller engine is the newest option and can return close to 40mpg without too much issue. However, the larger unit can return fuel economy in the mid 40s (according to the old regulations).

A CVT automatic is available on later X-Trail models. Meanwhile, four-wheel drive is an option that could be worth seeking out if you frequently encounter poor weather conditions and rough roads.

Practicality and Running Costs

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Regardless of the size of the your passengers, you're unlikely to hear any complaints about head or leg room. The large windows ensure the cabin feels bright and airy, while children in the back will appreciate the raised bench. There is an option for seven seats, so it would be worth looking for examples with them if you have a larger family.

Boot space isn't an issue in the X-Trail, which has 565 litres at its disposal (445 in the 7-seater). More impressive is the 1,996 litres of space that appears once the rear seats have been folded down. Opt for a petrol engine and the X-Trail has a braked 1,500kg towing capacity; it's 2,000kg in a manual diesel.

Opting for the four-wheel drive does mean a small hike in emissions and fuel consumption, so that needs taking into consideration. However, insurance groups are low, with the X-Trail not exceeding group 20 in any form. Nissan servicing and maintenance costs are comparable to brands such as Vauxhall and Kia, and therefore reasonably inexpensive.

Interior, Technology and Safety

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Regardless of the model you go for, it's unlikely you'll feel short changed by the amount of equipment on offer. Even entry-level models get air-conditioning, DAB radio and cruise control as standard. The 5-inch colour touchscreen that occupies the dashboard may not be the biggest, but it does feel responsive; plus it grows to a 7-inch screen on Acenta Premium models.

Mid-range Acenta models offer good bang-for-buck, with tinted rear windows, automatic lights and wipers, panoramic sunroof, and dual-zone climate control included. If you're feeling plush, then the N-Connecta adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a power-operated tailgate and keyless entry.

Tekna models come with heated seats (front and back), an innovative self-parking feature, full LED adaptive headlights and a crisp Bose audio system. The X-Trail is well-equipped with desirable safety features, with the following available:

  • Chassis control
  • Active ride control (helps on bumpy roads)
  • Active trace control (helps to steer the car safely)
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology (option on Tekna models)

Is the Nissan X-Trail right for me?

The Nissan X-Trail is an accomplished SUV that makes sense if you need something larger than mid-sized offerings, such as the Qashqai. However, a bonus is that you don't have to worry about running costs increasing exponentially, because the X-Trail still offers good economy and affordable servicing.

Larger SUVs aren't as popular as mid-sized variants, but you should consider a Skoda Kodiaq if you want a bigger boot and a slightly more premium finish inside. Alternatively, there is the exceptional Kia Sorento, although you'll have to pay slightly more for an example with similar mileage, so it depends on your budget.

Why purchase a used Nissan X-Trail through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.