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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 39 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The costs of X-Trail ownership are pretty much as you’d expect. The 2.2-litre diesel returns up to 39mpg and the average fuel economy across the range is pretty good for a 4×4. Parts and service costs are also reasonable, insurance ratings are similar to rivals and depreciation is proving to be in-line with the rest of the class.

X-Trail is quite a polluting model. With an average of 215 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are a touch high for a large 4×4. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not very frugal, averaging 33 mpg.

Nissan has an enviable reputation for reliability and we’d be surprised if X-Trail let you down. Interior is sturdily built and trim shouldn’t work loose. Owners submitting reviews to have reported few problems aside from a couple of warranty recalls.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £330 - £615
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Insurance group 19 - 28
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