2002 Nissan X-Trail 2.5 petrol from South Africa


Might keep this one


After doing a lot of research on which car to replace my super reliable Hilux with, I decided on the X-Trail.

I loved the ride (especially the auto) in the fist 3 days I had it, but then the computer box blow up for no apparent reason.

Car spent 3 weeks in the shop while we tried to find a second hand unit from a scrap yard, but eventually gave up after finding none (for my specific model).

Car in the shop to fit a new box at a HUGE price.

Might get it back later next week.

Very depressed, and now having second thoughts as to keeping it.

General Comments:

Otherwise I loved the car. Not as capable offroad as my previous 4X4s, but then again it is much lighter on fuel and more comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th November, 2010

2002 Nissan X-Trail Ti 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Excellent value for money



General Comments:

This car has plenty grunt and is very reliable, comfortable and looks good, as mentioned before by other owners the air conditioning and mode LCD are too low and difficult to see in bright light.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2003

2002 Nissan X-Trail Sport 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


A dog on performance. fuel economy and driving comfort



General Comments:

Heavy steering caused shoulder problems.

Could not get comfortable.

Seats do not grip in corners, slide around because of nylon covers.

Manufacturer claims 28mpg urban, 38mpg motorway / freeway and 32 mpg combined. Dealer says you're doing well if you better 20, mine averaged 26 on mostly motorway/freeway.

Well put together, spacious, well equipped. Would buy a diesel automatic if they made one with lighter steering.

Rolls in corners.

Appalling acceleration, peak power at 5,000 revs. Not good at towing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003

25th Apr 2008, 10:33

Not good at towing, ha!!!

We have an Ifor Williams 505 horsebox, which weighs in at nearly a ton. (unladen)

We have a diesel X trail, and it will tow nearly two, yes...2... ton easily.

Our horses are travelled up and down the length of the country, and it will tow quite happily in the 5th of it's six gears all day long on the motorway, at 55 to 60mph.

This puts the rev counter at, wait for it...

1800 revs, yes 1800 revs. The engine is hardly having to work at all.

This is with two horses in and fully loaded car. People and all...

It has been quoted as nearly the IDEAL tow car due to its weight distribution; tow weight and ability to SWITCH from two-wheel drive to FOUR-wheel drive in an instant.

Ours is 2002 and not a young girls by any means, still it pulls for England and to say they are all rubbish, is a sin. Shame on you...!!!

Recalls aside, Nissan make an excellent car.

Enough said.

22nd Sep 2009, 15:51

The reviewer was commenting on a 2 litre petrol engined model, not the far more capable diesel engined variant.

I have driven the 2.0 petrol engined model extensively, and the OP is quite correct, it's a dog. It struggles to pull itself uphill, let alone a trailer, and the fuel consumption is horrific.

2002 Nissan X-Trail LUX 2.5L from Costa Rica


A high performance car

General Comments:

The Nissan X-trail 2.5 L, 4 inline, has a great mechanical setup, with powerful brakes and 180 horsepower in a small 4 inline engine. Handling the best, and I can climb at 60 kilometers per hour at 3000 revolutions per minute. Try it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2002