2004 Nissan X-Trail SE AWD 2.5 gasoline from North America





General Comments:

My wife wanted a small SUV with great fuel economy and in Canada, that comes down to a Honda CRV, Toyota RAV-4 or the Nissan X-Trail. The Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute have a less powerful 2.3 litre 4 cylinder and all the rest of the competitors have V-6's.

The X-Trail is more powerful than the CRV or RAV-4 and gets the same or better economy. It has a much bigger sunroof, a better AWD system and has more standard features for the money.

Since delivery two months ago, the car has been great and even surpassed our high expectations. Great comfort, fun to drive and good economy. Our 10 year old daughter loves all of the back seat features and the great visibility - she won't drive in my Jetta TDI anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2004

10th Mar 2005, 12:39

I don't agree with Great Economy Part, It is terrible, the best I got so far 12L/100Km don't even ask about the worst!

2004 Nissan X-Trail 2.5L 2.5 petrol from Malaysia


Much better performance than the 2.0 X-Trail and other 2.0 SUVs.


None. Sill brand new, just done over 1,000 km.

General Comments:

The 2.5l engine with 180hp is powerful and able to do 110kph up a fairly long and straight steep incline, without shutting off its overdrive. (The shift is 4-speed auto with overdrive.) And I did not really floor the pedal since I am overly cautious as the engine is still not 'break in' yet.

Doing almost as good as my previous car which is a Ford Ranger 2.5 intercooler diesel up this particular stretch of road. Most other cars would gradually drops down to 60-80kph with the pedal to the floor.

I found the car a bit bouncy and rolls a bit on rough, uneven road, while others who tested it found it okay and acceptable. Maybe I'm used to the manner the heavier Ford Ranger with stiffer suspensions behaves...

But with a full car load of driver and 4 passengers, the car drives better with less obvious bounce and rolls. And the drive is superb with the powerful 2.5l engine; with no comments of discomfort from the passengers.

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

Review Date: 5th June, 2004

16th Jan 2006, 01:50

I don't think you can have review on any car if its less than 1000km, what's there to review when its still new?? I am sure even the lousiest car sold in the market won't find anything wrong before 1000km or even 5000km.

27th Sep 2006, 07:10

You'll be surprised. If you buy Malaysian made Proton, you should make an appointment with the service centre as soon as you collect your brand new fresh from oven Proton.

2004 Nissan X-Trail ST petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Best medium 4 wheel drive


Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

The car is the best compromise between the larger serious four wheel drives and the suburban runabout.

It can actually go off road, though there is no low range selection.

The true test is to get it on some gravel, it's stable, and serious compared to the others I have owned.

Its built solidly and is with all extras, cruise control etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2004