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 29 - 44 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.

All the engines come in at under 225g/km of CO2 and so avoid the most expensive road tax group – in fact they’re no more polluting than the average family-size car. Depreciation should be kept in check and X-Trail should fare as well as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4 and Land Rover Freelander. For best Nissan X-Trail running costs you’ll go for the diesels.

They diesels offer good fuel economy and Nissan servicing tends to be reasonable too.

Nissan X-Trail emissions are best with the manual gearbox-equipped versions that release CO2 at a rate of 168g/km, so it trails the likes of the BMW X3. Average economy of 44.1mpg is reasonable for this class of car. The auto version emits 188g/km and returns 39.8mpg.

The previous X-Trail had an excellent reliability record. This model has even better build quality – which is evident in the cabin and we expect it to perform as well as the model it replaces. Expect excellent Nissan X-Trail reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £265 - £615
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Insurance group 26 - 35
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