In-depth reviews

Nissan X-Trail SUV (2013-2021) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Nissan X-Trail diesel engine does well to achieve reasonable economy and emissions for such a large car

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.1 out of 5

Read owner reviews
MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Nissan X-Trail isn’t the most fuel-efficient SUV on the market, but it’s competitive against its immediate rivals. Its running costs are affected by your choice of gearbox and whether you go for two or four-wheel drive.

Insurance costs are reasonable, with the X-Trail sitting in only marginally higher groups than the Qashqai, but some way below its main competitors. Nissan’s record for reliability is good but not outstanding, yet as it's not a premium brand, servicing costs should be reasonable.

Nissan X-Trail MPG & CO2

The 1.7-litre diesel engine is no longer available, but was cheaper to run than the petrol, returning up to 47.7mpg with CO2 emissions of 156-158g/km depending on wheel size, for a relatively high Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rate. When four-wheel drive is fitted, fuel consumption drops to a maximum of 45.1mpg and CO2 emissions climb to between 165 to 201g/km depending on if the manual or automatic gearbox is fitted and the exact spec of the car. Models with an automatic gearbox are less efficient.

The 1.3-litre X-Trail petrol is capable of returning a maximum of between 37-38.5mpg, while CO2 emissions are 166g/km-169g/km. The petrol is offered with two-wheel drive and a dual clutch automatic gearbox only.

After the first year's CO2-based road tax (generally included in the on-the-road price), all Nissan X-Trails are taxed at the higher annual VED rate. Those with a list price (including options) of more than £40,000 are liable for the additional surcharge amount in years two to six.

Insurance group

A comprehensive array of safety equipment, a low power output and reasonable repair costs mean the X-Trail falls into insurance groups 18 to 20. This looks fair compared to the slightly smaller Qashqai, which sits in groups 14 to 17 and compares favourably with the Kia Sorento, which ranges from groups 21 to 27.

Warranty

The X-Trail comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. Usefully for a family car, the cover provides a replacement vehicle or hotel accommodation abroad should the car break down. It's not as long a warranty as Kia's seven-year/100,000-mile policy, but it's typical for the industry these days.

Servicing

Nissan X-Trail service charges are comparable with those of most popular brands such as Ford and Vauxhall. In addition, there's a range of fixed-price service plans available from around £200 a year, which includes updates for the sat-nav system. The brand's 'You+Nissan' customer charter includes a promise to match competitors' service quotes and provide free, continuous roadside assistance with every service.

Recommended

Nissan X-Trail SUV review (2013-2021)
Nissan X-Trail SUV
Nissan X-Trail
13 Dec 2021

Nissan X-Trail SUV review (2013-2021)

Most Popular

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Car technology
22 Jun 2022

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

Electric MG 4 to arrive in September
2023 MG 4 - UK front
MG
4 Jul 2022

Electric MG 4 to arrive in September

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Facelifted Volvo XC60 driving - front
Deals
1 Jul 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
20 Jun 2022

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
24 Jun 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022