Thursday, January 3, 2013

Car Profiles - Nissan X-Trail (2003-2014)

2003-2014 Nissan X-Trail

The Good: A practical partner thanks to a scratch proof cargo area, great all-around visibility, and low prices.

The Bad: Cheap looking interior, and the center clustered gauges can be a distraction.

The Say: A great compact SUV for less, for the adventurous family or for the city dweller.

Go For: 2.5 250X
Avoid: 2.0 200X 4WD

Price Range: P300,000-P750,000
Our Rating: *****

Related Review: Used Car Review - Nissan X-Trail (2003-2011)
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  1. hi myk, up ko lang thread. curious lang why avoid the 200x variant? any issues for this model? i'm in scout for an xtrail kasi. thanks

    1. Hi! The reason for it its because the 200x is basically a 2.0 model with 4x4, which has poor fuel consumption (since the 4wd system burdens the engine). Hope this helps

  2. Hi, i have 250x xtrail 2003 model automatic transmission, i would like to ask, if ok lg na maiwan ang car for several days na hindi na papaandar, coz i will have a vacation, would it be ok, hindi maddscharge yung battery?

  3. Good afternoon sir Myk. Your reviews of the vehicles are very informative readings. It was your review of the Gen1 Tucson that cemented my decision to buy a used unit. I have not regretted it. Same now with the T30 Xtrail. Definitely getting the 250X based on some research and your recommendation. The 200x likely will fare badly fuel wise here in Baguio with the many uphill terrains specially if loaded with passengers and when revving high specially in stop and go traffic. My brother-in-laws ditched their Gen 1 CRV and Gen 1.1 2.0 Escape because of power issues in the mentioned situation and disappointing fuel economy. They initially thought that the 2.0 engine would be more economical here but did not factor in that the thin air due to the elevation robs the engine of some percentage of power. Thank you very much. More power to you.