2014 Nissan X-Trail: Price And Features For Australia

Mike Stevens | Apr 2, 2014

2014 NISSAN X-TRAIL AUSTRALIA

Nissan's new X-Trail, the second model in the company's revitalised new SUV line-up, has arrived in Australia this week.

The range kicks off from $27,990 with 2WD and 4WD petrol models, while diesel models will join the line-up later in the year.

The new entry price makes the 2014 X-Trail around $500 less than the outgoing model, and nearly line-ball with Mazda's segment-leading $27,880 CX-5.

Three familiar trim-grades are on offer, opening with the base X-Trail ST, through to the mid-range ST-L and the top-shelf Ti model.

There is also a choice of two petrol engines, along with manual and CVT auto transmissions. Five- and seven-seat options are also available.

Engines & Transmissions

The two petrol powertrains include a 106kW/200Nm 2.0 litre unit, limited to the entry-level ST two-wheel-drive model, and a more powerful 126kW/226Nm 2.5 litre engine for up-spec models

Depending on the model, transmission options include a six-speed manual and Nissan’s XTronic CVT automatic.

The ST 2WD is the only model to get a manual transmission (mated to the 2.0 litre engine).

All other models, in both two- and four-wheel-drive form, will be offered exclusively with the larger 2.5 litre engine and the CVT auto.

Fuel consumption for the five-seat ST 2.0 2WD Manual is listed at 8.2 l/100km on the combined cycle, while the 2.5 2WD CVT models list fuel use at 7.9 l/100km.

Move up to the seven-seat 2.5 2WD CVT models or the five-seat AWD 2.5 CVT models and fuel consumption varies between 8.1 and 8.3 l/100km.

Suspension in the new X-Trail is by independent struts at the front and a multi-link arrangement at the rear.

All models get ventilated disc brakes all-round, along with ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA).

There's also an electric power steering wheel system, along with Active Ride Control (ARC), Active Engine Brake and Active Trace Control (ATC).

The new X-Trail offers 210mm ground clearance - down 5mm from the outgoing model - while approach and departure angles have gone from 28 and 24 degress respectively to 24.8 and 17.3 degrees in the new model.

Across the range, for both engines, the X-Trail's towing capacity is rated at 1500kg braked and 750kg unbraked.

Dimensions

The new X-Trail is slightly larger than its predecessor, measuring 4640mm in length (+5mm), 1820mm wide (+10) and 1710mm tall (+10).

It rides on a much longer wheelbase, however, growing from 2630mm to 2705mm. Depending on the model, the new X-Trail weighs between 1437 and 1574kg.

Storage is listed at 500 litres with the rear seats upright, expanding to 1520 litres when folded flat.

Features

X-Trail ST:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Scratch Shield body coating
  • Five-inch LCD colour QVDA monitor
  • Intelligent Key with push button start, cruise control
  • AM/FM radio, 1CD, MP3, USB, AUX, Bluetooth, NissanConnect Smartphone Connectivity
  • EZ Flex Seating with second row 40/20/40 split fold-down sliding/reclining bench seat
  • Wide-opening rear doors featuring 80 degree opening
  • Divide ’N’ Hide flexible cargo storage system (five-seat variants)
  • Rear View Camera
  • Driver and passenger front airbags, side and curtain airbags
  • Second row ISOFIX and top tether anchor points for child seats
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Hill Decent Control (HDC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and LSD (Limited Slip Differential) – 2.5L four-wheel-drive only
  • Active Trace Control, Active Engine Control, Body Motion Control


X-TRAIL ST-L adds:

  • Front fog lamps
  • Roof rails
  • Privacy glass
  • Seven-inch LCD colour QVDA monitor
  • Around View® Monitor
  • Satellite navigation with AM/FM, 1CD, USB, AUX, Bluetooth® ^^
  • Digital Radio
  • Leather-accented seats, steering wheel, shift knob ^
  • Power front driver seat with electric lumbar support
  • Heated driver and passenger front seats
  • Dual Zone climate control

X-TRAIL Ti adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Motion sensor activated power tailgate
  • Auto-levelling headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Intelligent Key including rear power tail gate open/close
  • Power tilt and slide sunroof
  • Rear view mirror with auto Anti-Dazzle
  • Lane departure warning
  • Moving object detection
  • Blind spot warning

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

Two-Wheel-Drive Grades

  • ST 2.0L Manual - $27,990 ($31,155 estimated drive-away)
  • ST 2.5L Xtronic - $30,490 ($33,727)
  • ST 2.5L Xtronic - Seven Seat - $31,580 ($34,853)
  • ST-L 2.5L Xtronic - $36,190 ($39,601)
  • ST-L 2.5L Xtronic - Seven Seat - $37,190 ($40,631)

Four-Wheel-Drive Grades

  • ST 2.5L Xtronic - $33,980 ($37,325)
  • ST-L 2.5L Xtronic - $39,080 ($42,575)
  • Ti 2.5L Xtronic - $44,680 ($48,343)

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  • Rick says,
    6 months ago
    9 likes
    All bar the base model as CVT only ? A new X-Trail Ti was on my list for a 2nd car but, having driven a CVT once before - never again.

    I don't understand Nissan's love affair with CVT's. Surely they realise it's costing them sales ?
    • martin says,
      6 months ago
      CVT - theoretically more efficient, but durable, i don't know, scary like a DSG. apart from a manual i prefer tried and proven slush boxes, and they will be 8 to 10 ratios quite soon in the cooking models.
    • cpill says,
      6 months ago
      5 likes
      i dont think nissan or any other manufacturer will lose sleep over that, or any other manual transmission aficionado's disdain for the cvt.
      i drive a cvt sedan and could not care less and prefer that over manual, and i dont think the overwhelming majority of carbuyers give a care either (in Oz anyways)
      • RIck says,
        6 months ago
        3 likes
        Although i'm a manual aficionado, I would still have considered a regular auto. I just can't stand the way CVT's drive. The drone makes them sound like the clutch is constantly slipping during acceleration. Once you are at cruising speed it's fine, but kickdown to overtake - uuugghh.
    • Henry says,
      5 months ago
      2 likes
      CVT is good,, you just got to get use to it buddy....
    • Lindsay says,
      5 months ago
      "I don't understand Nissan's love affair with CVT's. Surely they realise it's costing them sales ?"

      How do you know this is the case?
  • Doctor says,
    6 months ago
    3 likes
    Will we be getting the new 1.6 diesel?
    • martin says,
      6 months ago
      1 like
      let's hope the Cross Trail eventually gets this new engine from Regie.smile
  • Honza says,
    6 months ago
    7 likes
    Does anyone find it strange that kW and Nm are down from 132kw and 245 Nm in a 2002 model xtrail. Extreme disappointment from japanese cars lately. They just rehash motors for decades. All new gen cars from japan have really disappointed with Lexus, new prado, wrx-sti, Kluger, xtrail, rav4 the list goes on. Lexus is finally catching on though and brining out that 2.0 turbo so finally should have some decent torque down low. Where euros are getting lighter and more powerful it seems like tech in japanese is going backwards. Maybe besides Mazda with their skyactiv.
    • martin says,
      6 months ago
      3 likes
      torque and power can go down in maximum numbers often to give broader spreads throughout the rev range and better economy and livability. nobody drives singularly at maximum power rpm or at a fixed maximum torque rpm. there's a bigger picture you're not seeing. don't worry, you're not being dudded at all.
    • John says,
      5 months ago
      Those power and torque figures were never in the X-TRAIL, you need to check your facts
  • martin says,
    6 months ago
    7 likes
    it looks, dare i say, okay, quite okay. Nissan what has happened in your design department! biggrin
    • racrepus says,
      6 months ago
      1 like
      What's happened is they're copying others. Sorento front, RX330 rear.
      • friar says,
        6 months ago
        1 like
        Sorento front? you must be blind.. the Kia's are all bad copies of Audi since they stole their designer
      • martin says,
        6 months ago
        4 likes
        they all copy from each other bar very few, so as long as they look okay, we shouldn't complain too much.
  • Chest Rockjaw says,
    6 months ago
    3 likes
    CVT... awful to drive + unreliability = fail
    • Steve says,
      6 months ago
      4 likes
      The new gen CVTs are not as bad as what you're dramatising them to be (granted the 2006 and earlier were not as good.) Driven a 2013 Maxima by any chance? The power delivery through a FWD with CVT is decent, torque is excellent from 2000rpm with plenty of push. But they are far from sporty, but for a soccer mum SUV, it's more than enough for every day driving. Drive one first.

      And the design of this is A-grade, it's a good sign for the next gen Murano. Nissan finally picking up its game in design language.
    • undercover says,
      6 months ago
      3 likes
      I dont see why so many people say that CVT's are unreliable. My mates is an 08 T31 with 240,000kms. never had any issues with CVT or any other components.

      I know some new autos that struggle to get to 150,000km with out an issue!

      The only issue i find with CVT is the loss of low down grunt.
    • Fred says,
      6 months ago
      3 likes
      CVT... awful to drive + unreliability = fail


      How many have you owned?
      You seem to be THE expert
    • matt says,
      6 months ago
      3 likes
      You keep pushing the unreliability thing huh lol, early honda CVT's perhaps, and a batch of Nissan's X-tronic in the states about a year ago maybe, but CVT's generally last as long as normal slush box's these days. How long has the lancer been out now using a cvt? and no VW DG type drama to hear of.
    • Rob says,
      6 months ago
      1 like
      I've had no issues with my 2012 Murano. It's smooth, quiet and I love the power that's available. It's far better then the VW DSG that I also own. Once I get rid of the VW, never again. The look of the x trail is modern and a leading commercial design.
  • Kermit says,
    6 months ago
    1 like
    A massive improvement on a 15 year old design. The engines are a little on the nose though.

    I hope Renault go EDC with TCe engines. A new Koleos 7 seater with that technology would be very high on my shopping list.
  • OSU811 says,
    6 months ago
    I only hope they bring out a decent Turbo Diesel with a 6sp manual gearbox option and AWD running gear. as we have a current TS Dci Manual. So im hoping will be a decent replacement.! Really don't want a CVT gearbox.
  • Sonny says,
    6 months ago
    1 like
    I love the X-trail, but this new line-up is a total disappointment for manual transmission drivers like me. CVT is already a major problem in the US, now soon Australian X-Trail buyers will realize 95% of the new line up comes with a time bomb. And what about ANCAP safety rating? Hope the new line-up won't have further disappointment as 5-star becomes standard nowadays.

  • Pisa says,
    5 months ago
    It looks a wiñner. How about the fuel consumption?
    • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
      5 months ago
      "Note: full specifications still to come." smile
  • Alex K says,
    5 months ago
    1 like
    it looks like a RAV4!
  • chemkid_1995 says,
    5 months ago
    1 like
    The fuel consumption is terrible.
    • Nightshader says,
      5 months ago
      Really? It's a 4wd with a petrol engine and it gets less than 10 L/100KM. There may be marginally better figures out there but to say that it's terrible seems like bit of a stretch.
      • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
        5 months ago
        Sadly it's human nature to use extreme language. After all, few people ever says a car's look is understated or plain, it's just boring or fugly.
        • chemkid_1995 says,
          5 months ago
          1 like
          Re: my comment to @nightshade, cars are supposedly getting more economical, but they're really not.
          Sorry not sorry for my "extreme language", but it's the truth.
      • John says,
        5 months ago
        fuel consumption is around 8L per 100 on the 4WD Auto.. this CVT drives very well. Just picked up my new Ti!!!
      • chemkid_1995 says,
        5 months ago
        2WD, not 4WD. It should be more economical- isn't the new Dualis/Qashqai doing a crazily low 3L per 100 km?? That's where a 2WD SUV should at least aim to be.
        • Nightshader says,
          5 months ago
          Outlander 110kw 4wd : 6.2
          CX-5 114kw 2wd : 6.4
          Kuga 110kw 2wd : 6.7
          Outlander 110kw 2wd : 6.9
          CX-5 138kw 4wd : 7.4
          Kuga 134kw 4wd : 7.7
          Rav4 107kw 2wd : 7.7
          CRV 114kw 2wd : 7.7
          X-Trail 106kw 2wd : 8.2
          X-Trail 126kw 4wd : 8.3
          Rav4 132kw 4wd : 8.5
          CRV 140kw 4wd : 8.7
          Captiva 123kw 2wd : 8.8
          Santa Fe 141kw : 9
          Kluger 201kw 2wd : 10.2
          Kluger 201kw 4wd : 10.6

          I tried to list all of the major medium SUV's with petrol engines. The exception was perhaps Toyota as their "medium SUV" is the kluger which is massive and the Rav4 is now the size of a medium suv.

          As you can see there are better offerings out there and its not great for Nissan as it is brand new and you would expect it to be where the outlander is (as it is also new). I still wouldn't call it terrible though.

          The other thing that is a bit shameful is that it has the least power of the 2wd models and 2nd least of 4wd models.
          • Nightshader says,
            5 months ago
            Maybe I should explain a bit more. I used to drive a 350z and my average fuel consumption was > 20L/100Km
          • Kermit says,
            5 months ago
            2 likes
            Double those and I think you're closer to real world consumption figures. A Kluger drinks like a Japanese business man.
          • OutbackOZ
            OutbackOZ says,
            5 months ago
            Sorry Nightshader,
            But what the sticker (or manufacture) say and what happens in the real world are most of the time very different.

            e.g
            Rav4 132kw as tested by TMR got 12.4
            CRV 140kw as tested by TMR got 10.5
            CX-5 138kw as tested by TMR got 9.3
            And so on.....

            "An ADR 81/01 Fuel consumption test Procedure
            In short, this label is for customer to compare between cars and actual fuel consumption of the engine under everyday driving conditions is typically 15% - 34% higher than the figure shone."

            "The test cycle simulates an 11km trip with an average speed of 33.6km/h.
            Approx tow thirds of the test time simulate urban-stop-go driving where the average speed is 18.8km/h. With the final third of the test simulating highway driving of over 100km/h."

            And frankly, if you only going to buy the car because its 1 or 2lt/100km and need to save that whole $1.50/lt then good for you all smile





            • Nightshader says,
              5 months ago
              No need to apologize, I was under no disillusion regarding real world figures.
              What I was trying to say is that I would consider ADR values under 10L/100KM quite good and while the XTrail should be better it is on par with the competition average.

              I've noticed the Focus ST has been a lot closer to the fuel consumption listed than the 350z was.
              The ADR value is 7.4 my current average is 9.2.

              Both cars seem to have the same problem with that one nut behind the steering wheel. If I could fix that then my cars would be a lot more efficient.
  • Oosh says,
    5 months ago
    1 like
    Crying shame it lost its (albeit caveated) 2,000kg tow rating.
  • undercover says,
    5 months ago
    1 like
    Saw one today, Nicely finished inside but they lost half the damn boot.....

    My T31 has is so much larger in every way......
  • Dave says,
    5 months ago
    What size tyres are on the 17inch rims
  • Urban Slime says,
    5 months ago
    The design is less polarising, pricing decent, 7 seat option. Looks like a winner to me. Only negatives are a smaller boot than before and questions over CVT reliability and reliability as well as Nissan's lower ranking in the Japanese brand reliability stakes.

    Nissan will give the CX5 a run for its money.
    • CP says,
      5 months ago
      We have owned two CVT's over the years, one great, one atrocious. Reality is they are great for economy compared to a conventional auto. Just look at the fuel figures quoted for this car to see that.

      Must say the power figures for the 2.5 are a disappointment. Well short of Rav4 and CX5.
      • matt says,
        5 months ago
        fuel economy seems to be worse then some of those with conventional auto's???
  • Lindsay says,
    5 months ago
    Good to see Nissan's kept up its tradition of absolutely ****ing horrible TV advertising.
  • Fred says,
    5 months ago
    2 likes
    Same old CVT bashing from the same people.
    Get's a bit boring.
  • martin says,
    5 months ago
    for all these years has this car really been the "Cross-Trail" and not the "Ex-Trail" at all! laugh
    • Johnarrrrr says,
      5 months ago
      It is an Xtrail and has always been an Xtrail. Nissan themselves call it an Xtrail.

      You seem to pop up on every motoring site with the same cross trail crap...
  • Goran Vrlic says,
    5 months ago
    2 likes
    There were really only 4 reasons why anyone would buy an X-Trail over other more efficient and dynamically superior SUVs.
    1. Good approach and departure angles. Now gone.
    2. Ability to get a manual transmission in any trim level.Now gone.
    3. Good towing capacity of 2000 kg. Now gone.
    4. A large,sturdy, flat and durable load area with rear seats down. Now gone.
    Very,very sad, really.
  • Sonny says,
    4 months ago
    Just wonder what would ANCAP rate this new vehicle, but the same vehicle, known as Rogue in USA, only receives 4 star, very bad at front crash:

    http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/5-Star+Safety+Ratings/2011-Newer+Vehicles/Vehicle-Detail?vehicleId=8790

    If this is the case, shame on Nissan who never cares about safety. All competitors, Rav4, CR-V, Forrester, Outlander all 5-star, which is industry standard nowadays... I give up my dream to own a new X-trail now... sad...
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