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Nissan X-Trail owner reviews

"The Nissan X-Trail looks good and drives well, but it can be pricey and could do with a bigger choice of engines"

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

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Owners Rating

3.1 out of 5

56%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Other (4 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

5dr 7 seater

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
I'm really starting to get frustrated with the whole "Nissan experience". I noticed rust spots developing above the windscreen at around 75K Kms, and pointed it out to the dealer when I brought it there for a service. The dealer told me it was caused by stone chips, and touched up the rust spots, and did a really naff job by the way, you can clearly see the marks of the touch up paint, as it's not the same tone as the original spray job. Then more specks of rust began to appear on the doors and bonnet. As well as all of this, the alloy wheels began to show signs of corrosion, and look pretty miserable now. I do mostly dual-carriageway and motorway driving, the same as I've always done, and none of my previous three cars had any such issues. Nissan came back to say it's out of warranty and that they want nothing more to do with it. Even though the point was first raised with the dealer when the car was still in warranty. This is not the cheapest SUV out there, but the build quality looks to me to be very substandard for the price of this vehicle. Another issue I've had of late, is the auto stop/start, it malfunctioned the day after my last service, and is still malfunctioning. I also pointed this out to the dealer, and they want me to bring it in for battery testing the next time I'm in town. I had the battery tested myself, and it's perfect, so I'll be interested to see what the outcome is when I go to the dealership. This car certainly does not live up to its high price, and has Renault build quality stamped all over it. I won't be recommending Nissan to any of my friends, and I'll be shot of this car as soon as the final payment is made in the coming months.
Reliability

4 out of 5

It starts and that's always good.
Performance

3 out of 5

The overall performance is very average. There's better out there for similar money.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Running costs are good but not spectacular. As soon as you add a small trailer for towing the fuel gauge drops like crazy.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0-litre

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Validating what Alexandros Simitsis from Brighton has said. My vehicle is the 2.0 litre, but I was told it has a similar issue with the DPF filter. I cover over 18k motorway miles per year, which should be just right according to what Nissan told you. I told the dealer what I'd be using the car for before buying it. Surely any problem like this must be covered by warranty as just driving a car in a normal everyday fashion shouldn't cause issues? It's a shame as the previous model X-trail was amazing! :(

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Ntec

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
This my second "new" shape X trail. Both this and the previous Ntec model have been extremely reliable. I do 25k miles per annum and you will have to go a long way to get MPG like this from another similar size SUV. I have not experienced any of the problems other owners have experienced. I do agree with the review that comments on the auto dipping lights, I'm not sure I would describe them as dangerous but they do seem to be a bit over enthusiastic to dip themselves when there is no need. I previously ran a Land Rover discovery with the same feature but this was just the same. My X-Trails have spent only servicing time at the dealer where as my Discovery had its own personalised parking space at the dealer it spent so much time there! If i were to offer up suggestions to Nissan for improvements then how about some decent LED downlights in the boot, you can't see anything in the dark, and fit a recorder to the camera system so you could do away with a dash cam.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Never let me down in 3 years of ownership of 2 Xtrails
Performance
1.6 engine is OK for what I use it for but I can imagine the new 2.0 diesel will attract more owners
Running Cost

5 out of 5

You won't find better for an SUV of this size

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Tekna

Year of registration

64

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Review
I have just received the car last week and it ticks all the right boxes that I had expected. I swapped it for a Captiva which I was glad to see the back of. The X Trail looks good, is full of all the latest technology and though a 1.6 performs well on the road. Good quality leather, plenty of room for my needs and a 5 seater as I do not require 7.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.5 Tekna

Year of registration

2019

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

21
Review
This car is very badly made. Nissan have used inferior materials to cars at a similar price range. The fuel pump corroded after 10 months. After it got fixed the car was still stalling and when I took it back, they then said it was dirty fuel (which was not diagnosed the first time), which voided the warranty. The infotainment system would often freeze up and lights would not turn on automatically, even though they were set to do so. The handbrake also didn't work for the first 15000km. The CVT is also terrible to use.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.0dci auto

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
Unreliable, the engine warning light has come on six times in 12 months. We use our car for long motorway commutes but the same fault keeps occurring: the oil dilution fault code for failed dpf regeneration. Nissan seems incapable of fixing it and the customer service is awful. In my opinion there is a serious design flaw with this car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 DCI Acenta

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
I would highly recommend this car. I did a lot of research prior to buying mine and test drive various different cars. I owned an Audi before and I have to say I’m not disappointed in the Nissan so far, it's very good compared to other SUVS in its class. There's loads of leg room in the back and it's a perfect height for getting young children into. We have two young children and two dogs and the car is perfect for us. A lot of people have been moaning about their X-Trails and I can’t see why. It is smooth over bumps and around corners, very good on fuel for a vehicle of its size and still has plenty of poke when an overtake is required. I would recommend the 17 inch wheels over the 19 inch wheels, though, as you get a much smoother ride.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Accenta 1:6D

Year of registration

66

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
Bought this for my wife as we needed a 7 seater (grandchildren/ 4 black Labradors). I have to admit it handles surprisingly very well for a big car and the engine feels a lot more powerful with plenty of power all-round! I love the gadgets, panoramic sunroof, emergency city stop, Bluetooth and the seats are really comfy!. The parking radar front and rear is really helpful in tight spaces, average fuel consumption is 43mpg and the best 51.7mpg but it's only done 900 miles so not even opened up yet.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Orange Warning light came on?? had a sensor fitted after only 300 miles! (under warranty) Nissan dealer tried to blame DPF ? I wasn't having it after only 300 miles !, But fine since.
Performance

5 out of 5

Am surprisingly impressed, It feels alot bigger than a 1:6D , it pulls away from the lights real quick! & as plenty of pull in an instant!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Half the price of our other car a 60'reg Mondeo 2.0 Titanium X Sport , so costs are great in comparison & will only get more frugal as the miles pile on

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Love this car very much, very reliable, no issue so far, very good fuel consumption, just a bit too much tyre noise when driving above speed limit.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 Diesel Tekna

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
This is my second XTrail and I bought this one new at the end of March 2016. The Tekna version comes fully equipped with a really good spec and it is a very comfortable car to drive which is important, especially with my daily 120 mile round trip to the office. Interior space is excellent, including the boot. Lots of legroom for tall passengers front and back. So far I have done 11,000 miles but had to go back to the dealer for an error message on the dashboard and failure of the stop/start system. The dealer couldn't find anything wrong with it though so they reset the system. All good apart from that - but - the car has now started rattling in various places, dashboard, doors and seats seem to creak and flex a huge amount. Also the sunroof is rattling like crazy, so much that I now drive with the sunblind closed to conceal the irritation of the noise. A shame its not built correctly as other than that its a good car. Also seems odd that the owners manual doesn't provide any information at all on service intervals. I wouldn't buy another Nissan after this - the rattles are driving me crazy!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Ntec

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
Coming up to a year of ownership and have been absolutely delighted with the new X Trail. Exceptional MPG for a vehicle of the size and the performance from the 1.6 diesel engine is good. I tow a trailer and horsebox without any problem. No issues with the areas other reviewers on this site ahve raised.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 dCi 130 n-tec 2WD

Year of registration

2015

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49
Review
Great SUV and easy to drive. 19" wheels are fab especially if you live in an area with street bumps. Have averaged 52-53 mpg on the motorways. the n-tec model is well-equipped and lots of leg room for the growing giants. The raised back-seats has reduced motion sickness with our younger kids. Buy one now :)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 dci tekna 7 seats

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
I bought my X-Trail with 4000 miles on the clock at 4 months old, at over £10,000 less than the new price. This fact alone probably influences my favourable review. The car has every conceivable safety and luxury feature. The styling and colour make it stand out compared to bland rival models The engine has more than enough power and can cope with a full load of 6 people and a roof box full of luggage. The car also easily towed a 1200 kg caravan across Europe without any issues. Reliability so far has been 100% and is rattle and fault free.I suspect that my car being a late model has had some of the previous problems (other owners have had ) resolved. Buy for the right price and accept the car is not built for performance and sport car road holding and most will be satisfied.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 automatic diesel

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
The problem I have with my X-Ttrail is that the bodywork is very flimsy. We have a few dents in the doors and it looks like a supermarket trolley has hit it as well. The metal doesn't seem tough enough for the UK market. The paintwork chipped on the front bumper within 3 months and there are scratches all over the doors were people have passed by it. We've not noticed this issue on other cars we've owned. The X-Trail doesn't seem able to take any knocks.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Dci Tekna

Year of registration

2018

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I bought the X trail 1.6 manual transmission 1 month ago. I read many reviews and watched what seemed like hundreds of videos before making my choic. I have to say that the majority of the reviews gave the Xtrail good points in most areas excepts price, performance and the infotainment systems. Thankfully, I made up my mind after studying the aspects of the vehicle fully. The X-trail has good power, acceleration and handling for an auto its size. The safety features are the best selling point and I advise anyone who is looking at it to go for full options. The infotainment system is not the most inset resting but it has what you need to enjoy the ride, find your way around town and it is simple to use. The comfort of the seats are unsurpassed and feel of the interior with the soft plastic on the dash is quite comforting. My only negative comment is the sensor for the rear hatch is in the same location where you mount a trailer hitch. Therefore the kicking under the vehicle to open the hatch hands free is no longer an option. Overal, I am very pleased with my Xtrail.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Teckna

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
I've owned this for 18 months and I commute 80 miles a day on a combination of rural and city centre traffic. I regularly travel with 6 occupants and tow a caravan. The car is packed with gadgets, some are more useful than others. The infotainment system regularly fails to boot up and the car has to be stopped and restarted to coax it into life. When it is working it is fine, I do find that the quality of the speakers is not the same as rivals and it lacks the deep bass response that I like. I also find that I get shoulder ache after a while and find that the seats get uncomfortable. There are also some really obvious signs of penny pinching by Nissan, a small but niggling example is that none of the power window buttons are illuminated. This means that when trying lock the doors from the inside in the dark you have to grope around a set of seven switches in the door handle to find the right one. The grade of plastic used around the cabin is not up to rival's standards either (run your fingers over the steering wheel). There also far too many rattles and squeaks. I have had to return the car to the dealers 3 times for minor faults, however I did have to have the front disks replaced after 10,000 miles as they were warped, this was done under warranty, although Nissan flat refused to pay out for the pads and the dealer wouldn't put the barely used old pads back in which cost me £50. Reading some of the other reviews who seem to be foaming at the mouth about the engine I tend to disagree. Having said this there are compromises for the excellent fuel economy, I average 50.8mpg and regularly see 55mpg on the computer. The 1.6 diesel is noisy and has a narrow power band. It is really easy to get caught out at below 1500rpm, where the car just will not accelerate. It tows well enough too, but you have to be prepared to use the gearbox. Rivals have self levelling suspension and trailer assist though. Overall the car is ok. It's a real head over heart decision, decent economy outweighs the engine issues. The interior quality and the dealer network means that I will be moving away from Nissan at the end of my PCP deal

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Acenta dCi 130 4WD MT

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49
Review
I am a forester and drive this vehicle for work, commuting and private. I bought it to replace my previous Honda CR-V which was equally great but I wanted optional 4WD not just auto, the big sunroof, improved mpg and high ground clearence for in the forest semi off-road. After 12,000 miles in 6 months the average mpg is 48.8 which is great considering my in-forest mileage is about a third and is typically in 2nd or 3rd gear at 15mph. On the road the car is smooth and quiet, handles great and routinely gives mpg of 55+ and regaularly on long runs over 60mpg is poissible. The big sunroof really makes a difference to the interior feel. All the controls are easy to reach and logical, cruise control is great. The computer display feedback is much better that the CR-V. Four wheel drive does make a difference in the snow and semi off-road and being able to flick to auto or 4wd lock on the move without stopping is great. The boot space works well with the dividers offering different combinations.
Reliability

5 out of 5

So far very reliable
Performance

5 out of 5

Drop a gear and it over takes as well as my previous CR-V
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Great mpg, 25% more than Honda CR-V, too early to comment on other costs

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
This is my third X-Trail and first in the new shape. Do I like it as much as the previous models? In a word - No. There is a definite improvement in economy and in handling and there are a lot more safety gadgets like all-round cameras, parking sensors and emergency braking (probably the best of the bunch) but why put so much into safety and the mechanics only to take it away in other areas. For example, there's no voice recognition on the phone. You can't scroll through phone menus from the steering wheel like you used to. Once a call is answered there's no further opportunity to use the on-screen keypad. The sat-nav menus are also very hard to follow and the map disappears when you answer the phone. There's no washer on the headlights as before, and with more warning lights than in an aircraft cockpit, still Nissan refuses to have one to tell you when the window washer is empty. I now carry a bottle of water in the car in case I run out of washer fluid on a motorway with no service area for 30 miles or more. (My mother's old 1981 Toyota had a water level warning!) The car is also narrower than the old one meaning the back seats have to be lowered for my guitar! and what's with the carpeted boot? Who needs an SUV with a carpeted boot ready to be messed up with goods and footwear. But the worst thing of all is the engine. At 1.6 litres it is far too small for the car. Constantly stalling at lights and on hills, the car has to be "teased" away from a standing start. You can hear the engine labour up through the gears. It's fine when it gets going but it's a long haul to 6th gear. Sorry Nissan - I didn't want a large Qashqai. I want an X-Trail. When the lease is up I don't think I'll be looking for a new one. There's just too many compromises.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

T32 Tenka

Year of registration

2019

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Electrics have a mind of their own at times, all dashboard lights flashing on / off, hands-free phone does not work. You have to make a calls manually but you can end call, does not include facility to use android auto, and don't get me started on nissan connect as it's totally useless.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Worst car ever! Bought new and it's been repaired in a dealer many times. Now one month after the warranty, other faults appeared. So now I need to pay almost £500 for repair. This car wasted a lot of my time bringing it in and out from the dealer.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Tekna 1.6 dCI, 7 seat

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
We bought this car having previously had several Mitsubishi Outlanders, as we preferred the styling of the Nissan to the current Outlander. A friend of ours has a 2014 model X-Trail and recommended it, having had no issues with his. We, however, have had more than our share of problems. Generally the fit and finish is better than Mitsubishi, and it feels like a classier product, but we started to get electrical malfunction lights a year into owning the car, and it broke down on the M1, with my wife and son in the car. The dealer wasn't particularly helpful, neither were Nissan UK complaints team, and we were not able to source a temporary car without waiting 2 weeks, so we were forced to persevere with our car, during which time the turbo blew, and it is now in the repair shop for another week having that fixed. Small gripes; the steering rack squeaks when you rotate from lock to lock (parking etc), and has needed a bush replacing (twice) and the sun visor won't remain in the upright position, instead flopping down in front of your face (it's badly designed). The main issues, though, are the engine warning issues, and the blown turbo - not what you'd expect from a car that's two years old. I suspect that the 1.6 dCI engine is under-powered, and they may have fitted a mis-matched turbo, for a car that is 4WD and 7 seats, you'd be better paying the extra for the 2 litre.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 Diesel

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Bought this vehicle new. Had it recalled once for advance collision warning within 6 months. Had issues with the keyless system and the display froze up several times. The gears were not right, on the first service these issues were raised but as the errors were not constant nothing could be done. A month later the auto start disables and the following day and engine light appears, read the manual advised to contact the the dealer, the dealer advised not to do long journeys and bring it in the following week. Took it in and the vehicle failed to regenerate the dpf filter? First time I heard of the dpf filter. Dealer wanted to charge me for a static regen £285, I refused, then contacted Nissan Europe which they stated this was my cost and due to the way I drive but under warranty or maintenance plan, due to too short a journey and too gentle driving...ie below 4.5 k revs and low speeds. Continued to argue...to no positive outcome. If the dpf failed the part would cost 3k plus as per dealer. Tried to return or sell the xtrail to several Nissan dealers, nobody wanted it. Finally traded it in...when tweeted a complain Nissan contacted me that I was mis-sold the vehicle and if I still had it they would exchange it. Damage done and I am out of pocket. The dpf was never mentioned to me on purchase...nothing in the manual...and the dealers don't and did not know their product...through self test and research I discovered the auto start de activates to get the engine hot and regen the filter. So instead of being told to keep small journey I should have taken the car on the motor way and thrash it in third for 40minutes. Thanks Nissan for poor dealers, poor manuals poor contradicting technology. Too little too late. I am still out of pocket as the devaluation. I even tried to get the finance company RCI to dispute where Nissan decided to label the car as damaged, using the dpf faulty to prevent a trade in to a competition , when trying to trade it in, the competative dealer said they could not take it in as the dpf fault light was on, when I showed him the dashboard with no fault light and the car drove well we did the deal to part exchange it (showing the Nissan dealers lack of professionalism and customer service.) I even asked for an exchange but nobody could/wanted to do anything before the trade in. The vehicle had 6000 miles on when this happened, and was bought new for 30k?! Disgusted with the customer service of the dealers ...stay well clear of Nissan, as they back the dealers not the consumer.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 N-tec+

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Since buying the car two months ago it has been back to dealer four times with a rattle from sunroof. Just received it back and the problem is still there. Surely a new model should not have problems like this? Would like return car for one with no problems.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

4x4 Tekna Deisel 5 door

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
PLUS. Comparisons to the Qashqai is nonsense, the x-trail is bigger all round and more spacious. I am not aware of any lean on corners that some pundits keep mentioning. My rear seat is used by adults as twin babies child seats take up much of the second row seats. However there is still room for an adult between the 2 seats I bought, though some are much wider. With just one third row seat in use we can fit in a push chair and a fair amount of baggage too. The LED lights are great. The suspension is very good and the satnav and DAB radio is easy to use too.I had a 6 hour drive with no discomfort, (as claimed we would have by some test pundits). I bought the X-trail Tekna after driving various BMW 3 series for 12+ years, and I am very happy with the transition and would not go back. The 360 degree camera is a delight when parking such a big vehicle and helps to keep you central between parking lines you would not normally see. NEGATIVE. For some people the car might need a bigger engine, but for me and my driving style it's just fine as it is. One criticism is the windscreen washer bottle, it's far too small for a car this size.
Reliability

4 out of 5

I had a couple of gremlins with instruments which turned out to be ignorance of their operation due to unclear instructions. And a tailgate auto operation fault, whereby it will open using the key fob, but not the rear door switches. Currently being repaired.
Performance

3 out of 5

I am not a person in a hurry but again not a slow coach, so the performance is adequate for my means of use. I can overtake with ease, but being a big vehicle with a 1.6 engine you have to use the gears to do so. On motorways you can overtake staying in 6th gear without problems.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I averaged 48mpg doing 72mph on 19 inch rims using cruise on the M1, the M25, all the way from the Stockton on Tees right down to Uckfield near Eastbourne, and a return journey by the same route. If you are heavy footed these numbers will drop.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 dCi Tekna

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
Coming up to 2000 miles driven in about 8 weeks from new in my X-trail and overall very pleased with it. Technology-wise it's superb and driving aids are invaluable. All-round cameras make parking and reversing out of drives etc. a doddle and engine pulls well enough for a 1.6-litre. Heated seats are really useful as the cold weather draws in and the DAB radio has performed as expected with just the occasional drop out. My car absorbs the bumps quite well despite having 19" wheels and body roll is much less than I was expecting. Complaints from me are minor (ish) and the first one is WHY have Nissan not put self locking doors on a car where the technology for this has been around for ages. My last 2 cars (Audi A3 and B-Class) both locked the doors as you set off. This is reassuring especially if you're a lone woman driver but I have to continually remember to lock them every time. This oversight seems to be a backwards step for me. My other complaint is that there are far too many rattles around the cabin which all go to indicate a poorly put together car and a concern would be that as time goes by the problem will only get worse. Overall an enjoyable car to drive with a great driving position and lots of room ....just a pity that Nissan have not upped their game when it comes to quality especially on a £31,000 car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 dCi n-Tec 4WD

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
Well-equipped and good looking car. Not as utilitarian as the previous model. The new 1.6 engine is not as performant as the more powerful 2-litre engines of the previous version, but this is the way of the future and once you're used to it, it's perfectly fine in most situations. Cheap to run, spacious, well-equipped and very comfortable.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

NTEC

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
I've owned this car for 6 months and done about 8,000 miles so far and bottom line don't buy it don't waste your money. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is good at speed and cruising but in traffic is slow and rough, along with the transmission the car bogs very easily if the revs are low, an issue as the engine is only a 1.6 - you just have to get the revs up to pull away if you need to in a hurry. The gearbox is rough and just doesn’t feel well made. The rear suspension is harsh especially over speed humps and doesn't cruise on A roads all that well and can feel quite twitchy. The "safety gadgets” are just plain annoying shouting at you on sharp corners when you actually going round then rather than as you approach them. I have automatic full beam lights on my car. They are just plain dangerous. They have a mind of their own and dip for you own lights, puddles and even wet walls. They take way to long to come back up and once almost put me in a wall when they dipped without warning in a dark lane for a puddle. The GPS I have in this car is bad, taking you round some very strange routes and does not allow you to type in anything but post codes, and with all the gadets on the car it doesn’t even tell you when your washer jets are empty, you have to open the bonnet and check with a plastic hose - eh? The plastics for a £28K car in places are nasty and rattle and flex like a bad car 10 years ago. On the plus side, the car is good on fuel if you don’t push it. My average is 48mpg, not bad for an SUV. The reversing cameras all-round the car are awesome and makes parking a doddle. I'm afraid I can't say much more than that. I've driven a lot of cars, Volvos, Fords etc, but for pure driving pleasure stay WELL clear of this. Buy a normal car like a Mondeo or A4. I'm binning the car as soon as I can, sorry Nissan, too much French (Renault) influence I think maybe.

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