Nissan X-Trail 2.5 SE 4X4

the 2.5 SE 4X4 Nissan X-Trail

You live a multi-faceted life. You are an adventurer and a nester, you live indoors and outdoors, you deal in the boardroom and get lost in the wide open spaces, you are a parent and a pioneer and you are looking for a vehicle that can complement every aspect of your life. When you live the X-life opportunities are endless.  You can go where you want, when you want and take along whomever you want with the 2010 Nissan X-Trail.

The X-Trail is an advanced, authentic SUV offering a powerful engine, versatile interior space and an ALL MODE 4x4 system.

An extremely agile performer on all kinds of surfaces, the X-Trail is rugged yet refined, spacious and versatile.

 

at home in the dirt

The 2010 Nissan X-Trailís great looks are matched by its impressive ability. Attention to styling refinements now gives the 2010 Nissan X-Trail an even greater sense of purpose. The X-Trail proves the maxim: if it looks right, it is right. Short front and rear overhangs of 945mm and1055mm, excellent approach and departure angles of 28ļ at the front and 24ļ at the rear, as well as a ground clearance of 203mm, gives the X-Trail the ideal shape for an active life Ė whether itís off-roading or tough urban terrain.

 

and in the bush

Our drive in the 2010 X-Trail was great. The rigid steel body forms a strong, stiff platform for the long-travel suspension and is built for hard work and hard play. Set the advanced transmission to switch automatically between two and four-wheel drive, while it grips tenaciously up slopes and round corners.

 

rough terrain was no problem for Nissan's X-Trail

The Nissan X-TRAILís advanced active safety systems give you the maximum possible grip on the road. The new Nissan X-Trail stops as convincingly as it goes. Large diameter disc brakes with the latest ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) are integrated with VDC and the ALL MODE 4x4-i system. These reduce stopping distance, prevent the wheel locking during emergency braking and give you optimum control on all surfaces.
The ABS prevents the wheels from locking, so you can steer safely round the obstruction, while the EBD automatically regulates front and rear braking pressure, for maximum braking efficiency, so you stop in the shortest possible distance, especially useful when carrying heavy loads... and, Nissan's Brake Assist senses an emergency stop, reducing stopping distance by up to up to 15%.

 

the X-Trial with a small herd of Wildebees in the background

 

 

Model

 

2.0 Petrol 4x2 M/T XE

2.5 Petrol 4x4 M/T SE

2.5 Petrol 4x4 CVT LE

 

 

Model Code

 

R71

R72

R73

 

 

Recommended retail price

 

R288,900 (incl VAT)

R341,900 (incl VAT)

R414,900 (incl VAT)

 

 

ENGINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of cylinders

 

4

4

4

 

 

Maximum power

kW/rpm

102/5200

125/6000

125/6000

 

 

Maximum torque

Nm/rpm

198/4400

226/4400

226/4400

 

 

Maximum speed

 

182

191

183

 

 

Fuel consumption-combined

l/100km

8.7

9.6

9

 

 

CO2

g/km

208

230

216

 

 

Emissions control level

 

Euro2

Euro2

Euro2

 

 

Engine displacement

cc

1997

2488

2488

 

 

Bore and stroke

mm

84X90.1

89x100

89x100

 

 

Recommended fuel type

 

Premium Unleaded

Premium Unleaded

Premium Unleaded

 

 

Fuel injection

 

Multipoint

Multipoint

Multipoint

 

 

Transmision

 

Manual

Manual

CVT with manual mode

 

 

Driven wheels

 

Front

ALL MODE 4x4-i

ALL MODE 4x4-i

 

 

Gear ratios

1st

3.727

3.727

Continuously varying from 2.349 to 0.394

 

 

 

2nd

2.105

2.044

1.75~5.798

 

 

 

3rd

1.519

1.393

 

 

 

 

4th

1.171

1.055

 

 

 

 

5th

0.914

0.865

 

 

 

 

6th

0.767

0.732

 

 

 

 

Reverse

3.687

3.641

 

 

 

 

Final

4.438

4.428

 

 

 

Compression ratio

 

10

9.6

9.6

 

 

LOAD & DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall length of vehicle

mm

4630

4630

4630

 

 

Overall width of vehicle

mm

1785

1785

1785

 

 

Overall height (w/roof rail)

mm

1685

1685

1770

 

 

Wheel base

mm

2630

2630

2630

 

 

Legal towing capacity - unbraked

kg

750

750

750

 

 

Legal towing capacity - braked

kg

1500

2000

1800

 

 

Fuel tank capacity

l

65

65

65

 

 

Luggage capacity (VDA)

l

603/479 (w/double luggage)

603/479 (w/double luggage)

603/479 (w/double luggage)

 

 

Ground clearance unladen

mm

203

203

203

 

 

Front track

mm

1530

1530

1530

 

 

Rear track

mm

1535

1535

1535

 

 

Approach angle

Degrees

28

28

28

 

 

Departure angle

Degrees

24

24

24

 

 

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive computer

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Sunroof

 

Not Available

Not Available

Standard

 

 

Cruise control

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Audio

 

CD

CD

6CD

 

 

Auxillary MP3 input

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Speakers

 

4

6

6

 

 

Integrated hands-free Bluetooth

 

Not Available

Not Available

Standard

 

 

Hill start assist

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Hill descent control

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Power steering

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Steering wheel telescopic adjust

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Remote Central Locking

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Auto Door Locking

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Power window front & rear

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Map reading lamp

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

External Temparature display

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Seat belt warning lamp

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Air-conditioner

 

Manual

Auto

Auto

 

 

Climate Control

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Rear defogger

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABS

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Active Brake Limited Slip

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Ventilated brake disc

 

Front & Rear

Front & Rear

Front & Rear

 

 

High MTG stop lamp

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

DR & ASS airbag

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Side & curtain A/B

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Lumber support

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Vehicle dynamic control

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

ISOFIX

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

DataDot

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Immobiliser

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

INTERIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gear lever

 

Urethane

Leather

Leather

 

 

Steering wheel

 

Urethane

Leather

Leather

 

 

Cigar lighter illumination

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Rear heater duct

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Door armrest

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Double luggage floor box with drawer

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Front cup holder with cooling function

 

4

4

4

 

 

Rear cup holder with cooling function

 

2

2

2

 

 

Pet bottle holder

 

2

2

2

 

 

Coin box

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Rear view mirror non-dazzle

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Vanity mirror

 

Driver & Passenger

Driver & Passenger

Driver & Passenger(with Illumination)

 

 

Front door pocket

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

EXTERIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Privacy glass

 

Not Available

Standard

Standard

 

 

Step lamp

 

Not Available

Not Available

Standard

 

 

Variable intermittent wipers

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

 

Roof rails

 

Standard

Standard

Not Available

 

 

Hyper roof rails with driving lights

 

Not Available

Not Available

Standard

 

 

 

Words by Kenn Slater - Photos by Dylan Slater

 

Thanks to Nissan South Africa for the drive.

The X-Trail is spot-on in our books - Great!

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< SECOND OPINION >

 

Like the shape of the headlights, nice all-round shape of the car, decent size mirrors. The ground clearance for  a 1.65m tall person is good, you donít need to struggle to get into the car. Like the idea that the tow hitch is factory fitted, donít have to waste time and money to still do that. Wheel rims are also attractive.  Overall a nice looking car.

My first impression of the instrument cluster is that the rev counter and speedometer could be a little smaller and the centre display with fuel, odometer, etc could have been a little larger, the size it is now one can really only look at that gauge while standing still, looking at it while driving is not an option for me, takes too much concentration to actually focus on the small indicators on that gauge.

Love the idea of front cup holders, well done. Leg room for both driver and passenger is nice and roomy providing for long distance comfort. The same goes for decent leg room for the rear passengers. Good luggage space for all the bits and pieces and the door armrests are at just the right height. Radio, cruise control, aircon and other controls are all easy to reach. Luggage boxes/draws in the boot are a good idea. Important for me is the easy adjustability of the seats, especially if other people are driving the car as well, in this case found the seats very easy to adjust and that goes for the comfortable steering wheel too.

Seats comfortable, liked the lumber support. Comfortable steering wheel and found the power steering to be easier that other cars I have driven.  Brakes quite sensitive but just the way I like them. Gear shifting very easy, no problem or effort to change into any of the gears. Like the large windscreen, gives you excellent vision and found that there wasnít really any frame work obscuring view. Love the mirrors both outside and rear view mirrors are great. No need to constantly change gears in traffic, even in 4th or 5th gear the car still pulls through, may labour a little but she recovers nicely. Power is there and did not find her sluggish in any way.

Great car, enjoyed driving her, fun to drive, comfortable and easy, also not noisy. Perfect family car for short or long distances or the younger generation who are into camping, scuba diving etc. I give this car a big thumbs up.

 

Brigitte with the Nissan X-Trail - photo Kenn

 

Thanks to Brigitte Alex for her time & second opinion.