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2015 (65) Nissan X-Trail 1.6 dCi N-Tec 5dr Xtronic [7 Seat]

Falkirk Fiat / Abarth
Only £20,988
£4198 deposit
£338.04 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

5" TFT driver information centreAround View Monitor
Automatic tailgate openingBluetooth phone integration system
Cruise control + speed limiterEngine start button
Front and rear parking camerasFront and rear parking sensors
Lane departure warning systemNissan connect sat nav system
PASService interval indicator
Side view camerasTraffic sign recognition
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersAudio remote control in steering wheel
DAB Digital radioRadio/CD
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Automatic rain sensing wipersBlack honeycomb front grille
Body colour bumpersChrome door handles
Chrome window surroundElectric folding door mirrors
Electric panoramic sunroofElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear power windowsFront foglights with chrome rings
LED daytime running lightsRear privacy glass
Rear wiperSatin silver roof rails

Interior Features

60/40 split folding rear seatCloth upholstery
Configurable luggage board systemDriver's seat manual height adjust
Dual zone climate controlFront and rear headrests
Front armrestIsofix child seat attachment
Leather steering wheel and gear knobRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear armrest 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS
Child locks on rear doorsDriver and passenger airbags
Electronic parking brakeESP + traction control
First aid kitForward emergency braking
Front and rear curtain airbagsHill start assist
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle

Security

AlarmImmobiliser
Intelligent KeyRemote central locking

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Metal grain interior trim 

Wheels

19" 5 spoke alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.236CO2 (g/km)139
HC+NOx0.23Noise Level dB(A)69.3
NOx0.18Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio15.4:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80Cylinders - Stroke (mm)79.5
Engine CodeR9MEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears1 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power130
Coin DescriptiondCiCoin SeriesN-Tec [7 Seat]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0717EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %75NCAP Safety Assist %75
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.4Engine Power - BHP130
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG32.6Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed112

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/55 R19Tyre Size Rear225/55 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 SPOKE
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1710Height (including roof rails)1715
Length4640Wheelbase2705
Width1830 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2140
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1982Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)130
Max. Loading Weight600Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1540No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Nissan X-TRAIL

Nissan's X-TRAIL is bigger and better than ever and the 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine in n-tec trim is the popular pick. Jonathan Crouch explains why.

Ten Second Review

If you were considering a seven-seat family SUV, Nissan's latest X-Trail is a very smart pick. The n-tec trim level is the one that will have your neighbours' curtains twitching too, with 19-inch alloys and a dizzying amount of technology on board. It's available with just the one 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine but you do get the choice of manual or auto, front or four-wheel drive.

Background

You can't fault Nissan for perseverance. It tried with two generations of X-Trail to convince the British public that here was a viable budget alternative to the Land Rover Freelander. It was something that had a bit of ruggedness about it, yet would still seat five people and very good it was too, but it seemed people either wanted a Freelander or they desired something a bit softer-edged. Something like a Nissan Qashqai, come to think of it. With that in mind, Nissan went back to the drawing board, ditched its Qashqai+2 model and have firmly nailed their colours to the mast of the latest seven-seat X-Trail. It's a bit of a gamble but, as we've seen before, Nissan isn't afraid of taking the market by surprise. Fitted with a small 1.6-litre diesel engine, the X-Trail now makes an interesting and affordable alternative to both SUVs and MPVs. Nissan could be on to something here.

Driving Experience

Although the X-Trail appears to have become a bit more lifestyle oriented, this is Nissan we're talking of here; manufacturers of some of the cleverest all-wheel drive systems around. They just can't help themselves. Yes, you can buy a front-wheel drive X-Trail in n-tec trim and it probably makes sense for quite a few buyers but the four wheel drive chassis is extremely clever. The electronic four-wheel drive system, ALL MODE 4x4i, is controlled via a rotary switch on the centre console, it offers a choice between two-wheel drive, Auto mode or Lock offering permanent four-wheel drive. So far, so conventional. The X-Trail also features Active Ride Control and Active Engine Brake. Active Ride Control monitors the road surface to detect undulations which could potentially upset the pitch of the car body and alters the damping to compensate. Active Engine Brake, meanwhile, harnesses the power and controllability of the Xtronic transmission to add a degree of engine braking while cornering or when decelerating to a standstill. Then there's Active Trace Control. By using on board sensors to monitor speed, steering angle, throttle opening and braking effort, Active Trace Control brakes wheels individually, as required, to reduce understeer and help the driver steer a safer path through bends: it is particularly effective on slippery, wet roads. Finally the X-Trail benefits from Uphill Start Support and Advance Hill Descent Control. Control weights are light but consistent and the 130PS diesel engine features 320Nm of torque so it's not as weedy as its modest capacity might at first suggest. The manual car will get to 62mph in 10.5 seconds and run on to a top speed of 117mph but the Xtronic auto is quite markedly tardier.

Design and Build

By now you'll probably have figured out what's going on with this latest X-Trail. In brief, it's trying to blend the sleek and stylish lines of a modern crossover with the robust appeal of a typical SUV. In place of the bluff, squared off lines of the previous generation, latest X-Trail looks sleeker, with a more Murano-like laid-back grille and lights. The interior is a good deal more spacious than before and features theatre-style seating with the option of two extra seats to make room for seven inside. Practical touches include rear side doors that open to almost 80 degrees - far wider than normal - to allow not just easy access but also to ease the loading and unloading of a child seat. Middle row seat comfort has been improved thanks to extra knee room generated by the longer wheelbase and the front seats having more heavily sculpted seat backs. The middle row seats recline and slide while, where fitted, the third row folds forward to increase luggage space. Helpful touches include, for example, a large between-the-seats console box. The box itself is large enough to take an iPad or 10-inch tablet. The luggage bay can be portioned into upper and lower areas in a simple single-handed move. In its top most position, a dividing board can hold up to 10-kilograms of luggage, or 75-kilograms in its lower position. This split cargo solution enables the user to store, for example, a stroller and large items below while creating a fully usable upper load surface for smaller, lighter items. A remotely-powered tailgate eases access to the luggage area. Build quality looks much improved. It's not going to scare Audi but it's right on the money for the X-Trail's price point.

Market and Model

Nissan reckons the n-tec model will represent the sweet spot in the range for UK buyers, offering as it does a useful slug of gear over the entry-level Visia and Acenta versions but without the expense of the Tekna. Prices start at £27,295 for a front-wheel drive model with a manual gearbox, to which you can add £1,350 if you really don't do clutch pedals. Go all-wheel drive and you're not going to see much change from £29,000 for a manual car with the Xtronic auto costing £30,645. Seven-seat rivals include the Hyundai Santa Fe which offers a bit more engine and costs a little more model for model. Interestingly, this X-Trail now lands in a sector of the market where there's no direct competition from key players like Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen and Honda. The X-Trail n-tec gets Nissan's Smart Vision Pack which brings a whole host of driver aids including automatic lights, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition and front and rear parking sensors to the standard equipment, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Emergency Braking and Traffic Sign Recognition. There's also a set of 19" alloys, intelligent i-Key locking with push-button ignition, a DAB radio, roof rails, power tailgate, Around View Monitor giving 360-degree view around the car and the latest generation NissanConnect system with smartphone integration and built-in apps. The system includes Bluetooth audio streaming as well as AUX-in and USB slots.

Cost of Ownership

Nissan has worked hard to improve efficiency in the latest X-Trail and it needed to. Rivals like Honda and Toyota had started to open a gap here but the latest X-Trail shows evidence of some real determination to improve. Weight has been saved where possible, with the X-Trail now getting a lightweight largely plastic tailgate structure. The previous barn-door aerodynamics have given way to a shape that cleaves the air a whole lot more effectively. The door mirrors are now shaped more elegantly and there's an underbody spoiler that diverts air under the exhaust box and rear panel. By reducing power sapping friction in its drivetrains, the X-Trail makes the most of its downsized powerplants. Economy is helped enormously by the fact that you don't need to run the vehicle in power-sapping all-wheel drive mode all the time, the intelligent 4x4 system reverting to front wheel drive when possible. This is demonstrated by the fact that the manual front-wheel drive car records economy and emissions figures of 57.8mpg and 129g/km respectively while the all-wheel drive model doesn't fare much worse at 53.3mpg and 139g/km.

Summary

Although the previous X-Trail was never one of the UK's top-selling SUVs, don't underestimate the punt Nissan has taken in radically changing the formula. This could have gone horribly wrong. It's seen cars like the Murano fall at the first hurdle on these shores and with the deletion of the Qashqai+2, the X-Trail really needed to step up to the plate. Fortunately it appears to have done just that. Sales are slowly gaining momentum as family buyers realise quite how good this package is. The range appears quite simple, as all models are powered by the same 1.6-litre engine, but the n-tec trim does the styling justice with its big 19-inch alloys , plus it includes the desirable Smart Vision Pack and Around View Monitor. The masterstroke is that this vehicle is priced more aggressively and is more keenly equipped than its key rival, the Hyundai Santa Fe. It's taken some time, but the X-Trail looks like it's about to pay back Nissan's faith.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
60%
Insurance
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Monthly payment£338.04
Deposit£4198
Term (months)60
Cash price£20,988
Credit amount£16,790
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£24,481.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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