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Nissan Xtrail Kenya, is it a bad or idea buying it?

Nissan X-trail is a good SUV, but Toyota produce better SUVs than Nissan.

Nissan Xtrail

Buying Nissan Xtrail Kenya buying is; let’s talk about it and learn more about buying it in Kenya.

The Japanese sport utility vehicle rivals the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Suzuki Escudo, Peugeot 3008, among others. Buying Nissan Xtrail Kenya is the common model in Kenyan market currently.

Buying Nissan Xtrail SUV cost in Kenya

The Nissan X-Trail SUV vehicle would cost you between Sh2 million and Sh2.5 million for a 2015 model.

Most editions of the 2015 model come with a 2,000 cc four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 141 horsepower. This version comes mostly in 2WD.

Nissan Xtrail Kenya SUV horsepower

The 2,500cc petrol engine version of the nissan X-trail produces 170 horsepower, and comes with four-wheel drive (4WD).

The common 2-litre Nissan X-Trail SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 11.5 seconds. Its maximum speed is 180 kilometres per hour. Its more powerful version, the 2.5 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, would do the 0 to 100kph acceleration in 10.3 seconds.

With a ground clearance 7.88 inches, the Nissan X-Trail SUV offers a great height for off-road drives, and the ability to transport the maximum seven passengers that Nissan SUV says the vehicle can carry.

The car has a kerb weight of 1,618kgs, and can carry a load weighing up to 512kgs.

Latest Nissan Xtrail Kenya fuel type

There are Nissan X-Trail SUV versions that are diesel-powered, though its 2.2-litre engine displacement remains relatively of the same size with its petrol equivalents. It, however, has a lower horsepower – 114hp.

Nissan X-Trail SUV, on good-driving habits and little load, it could give you up to 10.4 kms per litre. However, this could go lower on aggressive driving style and heavier load.

Latest model of Nissan SUV has a 60-litre full tank capacity, meaning that at the current Sh134.7 per litre of petrol in Nairobi, it would set you back Sh8,100 to fill the tank. This would last you some 600 kilometres drive.

New Nissan SUVs chain tensioner acts on the timing belt or timing chain of the engine, guiding and tensioning it, so that it is always in the optimal tension state. A broken timing chain tensioner indicates a broken chain, and even minor misalignment might cause engine difficulties.

Japan motor vehicle admission on Nissan Xtrail SUV.

Japan motor production giant Nissan admits to having issues with its CVT transmission. Most owners have reported shuddering problems that sometimes end in complete stalling.

It’s turbochargers in the diesel-propelled engines record regular failure. This, in turn, leads to excessive emission of smoke from the exhaust pipe, a clear indicator of loss of power.

Common problems on Nissan SUV vehicles

The other common problems registered on the Nissan X-Trail include suspension problems brought about by regular wear and tear of the anti-roll bar links, oil leaking out of the turbo, problems of moving into first gear from a cold start, overheating and lost compression due to gasket issues, noisy steering and free play.

Nissan X-Trail’s modern design is one of its key selling points. The 2015 version has a mix of sleek and elegant lines of a crossover SUV, with the durable appeal of a common SUV. The new X-Trail has a dynamic and premium appearance.

2015 Nissan X-trail SUV performance overview

The 2015 X-Trail is equipped with Around View Monitor that allows the driver a virtual 360-degree view. This system uses four super-wide angle cameras that are installed on the front, rear and sides of the car.

For off-road desire, the X-Trail would offer you good service on mild, relatively rough terrains. However, when you need it to drive over deep trenches, deep powdery sand, the terrain would catch the X-Trail out.

For out-of-town drives, you’d be more impressed by the 2WD version of the car, as it handles more smoothly and quietly.

Despite its highlighted problem areas, the 2015 Nissan SUV is a solid performer all around.

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