A dependable and fun vehicle to own
The heater motor squealed whenever the temperature fell below 3 degrees Celsius, and was replaced at 120,000 km.
Left rear wheel bearing had to be replaced at 117,000 km.
Right front rotor warped and was replaced at 110,000 km.
The X-Trail is a very stable car to drive, on or off road.
The LE model is feature rich and very comfortable.
The center mounted gauges took some getting used to, but now I prefer them to those mounted behind the steering wheel.
The 165 hp engine has plenty of pep for merging on highways, and will cruise comfortably all day at 110 km/h.
Fuel consumption averages 9.5 liters/100 km in warm weather, but increases to 10.5 or more when the temperature dips below zero and using snow tires.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2010