Nissan X-Trail T31 is a Nissan’s second generation flagship SUV that is carrying the boxy body design. The car was firstly introduced in 2007 to supersede its first generation, the Nissan X-Trail T30 which is sold in SUV market for more than 5 years.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Price and Specification Reviews
At the beginning of the launching of Nissan X-Trail T31, three variants were introduced – 2.0 M/T, 2.5 St CVT, and 2.5 Xt CVT. Nissan also introduce X-Trail 2.0 CVT in 2009 to support the completeness of X-Trail family.
A new type of Nissan X-Trail was introduced a year later, exactly in 2010 using Autech dress-up so it looks very luxurious. Lastly, Nissan did a facelift in 2012. Some redesign done on the headlights, LED taillights and wheels model. There is total of X-Trail variants with the facelift version – additional variants with X-TREMER trim and Urban Selection (for the St variant).
Its sales continue until 2014 and it was replaced by the All New Nissan X-Trail T32 as a third generation of Nissan’s SUV family.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Exterior Reviews
As seen from the outside, its not much differs from its previous generation. The body is still adapt boxy design that is became its basic characteristic. Front and rear lights models are very similar to its previous version – just seems a little bit modern. Overall, the luxurious yet sporty impression can be seen clearly from its exterior designs.
In the picture below is the Nissan X-Trail T31 pre-facelift. It can be recognized easily because its headlights that are not yet equipped with DRL. The intermediate model and above has been using the projector.
As has been mentioned above, the Nissan X-Trail was facelifted in 2012. All facelifted variants has use the projector headlights, and its headlights equipped with DRL. As shown on the following picture.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Interior Reviews
Get into the cabins of Nissan X-Trail T31, the atmosphere is far from luxurious feels and look. Contrary to its competitor, Honda CRV, which is looks nicer. Its dashboard designed too simple with the console buttons and the air conditioning setting buttons embedded on the middle of the dashboard. The good news is, the panel of the speedometer has moved to the driver side, as it available on the middle of dashboard on the previous version.
Though it has large dimensions, the Nissan X-Trail T31 is only carrying the two rows of seats. The cabin is quite roomy with plenty of leg room and head room in the front row and second row seats. Dimension that is larger than the previous generation only gives advantages in luggage storage which is its capacity are slightly increased.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Engine Performance Reviews
Nissan X-Trail T31 was introduced in two choices of the engines – petrol and diesel engines.
Its petrol engine available in two types and both is a derivative of the X-Trail T30’s engine with slightly improved performance.
The first petrol engine is 2.0 liters MR20DE I4, able to produce power up to 150 HP at 6,000 RPM and maximum torque of 200 Nm at 4,000 RPM.
While the second option of the petrol Nissan X-Trail T31 engine is 2.5 liters QR25DE I4, which more powerful than the first engine type. It is able to produce power up to 170 HP at 6,000 RPM and maximum torque of 244 Nm at 4,000 RPM.
The last choice of Nissan X-Trail T31 engine is diesel engine code M9R I4 with the capacity of 2.0 liters.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Impression and Handling Reviews
Backed with a high ground clearance, the car is able passing through the hilly tracks without any problems. The main problem is the position of the bonnet is too high so often it reduced the vision of the driver. So it is a bit difficult when the car need to be parked in the narrow garage. The driver’s seating position is also less comfortable when compared its compared to its main competitor, Honda CRV.
In the sector of engine, there is a decrease in the specification for the 2.5 liters engine variants. But it has good power distribution, because it using automatic transmission with CVT systems. The shock at the engine is very minimal even during kick down to the lower gear transmission.
Nissan X-Trail T31 using the suspension that is offering a good stability. Unfortunately, the comfort of its suspension is not supported by good engine power. All engine variants are pretty sluggish to accelerate due to its weight is raised significantly as its increased exterior size.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Specification Reviews
- Engine: 2.0-liter MR25DE, 2.5-liters QR20DE, and 2.0-liters M9R 4 cylinders 16-valves inline.
- Power: 150 HP @ 6,000 RPM (2.0), 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM (2.5).
- Torque: 200Nm @ 4,000 RPM (2.0), 244 Nm @ 4,000 RPM (2.5).
- Fuel consumption: 8-10 km/L (in the city), 11-14 km/L (outside the city).
- Transmission: Manual 6 accelerations and automatic CVT 6 accelerations.
- Suspension: front McPherson struts, rear multilink.
- Competitors: Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Kia Sportage, Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Tucson.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Used / Secondhand Price Reviews
In the local market, the second generation Nissan X-Trail T31 is valued 18.000 – 28.000 USD depending on its manufactured year.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Pros
- Smooth power distribution.
- Easy maintenance.
- Roomy legroom and headroom.
- Nice interior materials.
- Quite efficient.
- Rich of features.
Nissan X-Trail T31 Cons
- Engine power is less responsive.
- Bad handling.
- Less comfortable for driver sitting position
- Brakes are too sensitive.
- Diesel engine is rare.
So, that is a full review of the specification as well as the pros and cons of the Nissan X-Trail T31. Bottom line, this car is the best comfort SUV ever! It is suitable for family travels and offer more spacious baggage.