Friday January 12 2018

Which type of X-Trail can I buy?


Hi Paul, I am interested in purchasing a used Nissan X-Trail. I have seen different codes including GT, ST, X and S. Would you tell me about their fuel consumption, price and which of the above is more powerful than the other. Emmanuel Osako

Hello Emmanuel, I presume you are looking at the first generation Nissan XTrail T30 which was built between 2000 and 2007 with midlife specification upgrades and face lifts.

Prices in the bonded warehouses range between Shs30 and Shs35m. The different codes GT, ST, S and Ti or X stand for trim levels which also vary in different Nissan markets worldwide.

Trim levels are the accessory and car equipment packages that you get when you order a new car.
For the T30 XTrail ‘S’ is the standard entry level which comes with three point seat belts, driver and passenger airbags, front and rear electric windows.

ST is a medium level spec, which offers ‘S’ features plus electric seats, leather and an audio with CD changer.
The ‘Ti’ or ‘X’ trim levels offer ‘ST’ features and additional: alarm, alloy wheels, climate control, electric seats and leather. It is possible to find an entry level XTrail with some features from other trims depending on the taste of the first owner.

GT comes with the 2.0 litre turbo engine. Fuel economy of the Nissan XTrail generally varies with the engine size.
The 2.0 litre petrol non-turbo QR20DE which delivers an engine output of 147 horsepower will cover 14.2 kilomtres per litre on the highway.

The more punchy 2.0 litre petrol GT with turbo ST20VET delivers a better efficiency result of 280 horse power and 14.7 kilometre per litre on the highway.
The 2.5 litre petrol QR25DE delivers 175 horse power and the lowest fuel economy result of 12.5 kilomtres per litre on the highway.

It should be noted that the above fuel economy statistics can be altered if you use efficient fuel which lasts longer such as Shell Fuel Save unleaded, carry out recommended engine tuning or maintenance and practice good driving habits (such as avoiding harsh acceleration and sudden braking).