Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
02-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

The X trail is a fun drive with loads of room for children clutter and dogs it is roomy enough for 5 people to drive to the alps skiing and reliable enough to go there and back with over 150000 miles on the clock! (diesel). It does have some silly electrical features which can be annoying, my husband hates the heating control and the handbreak isnt very efficient but apart from that is a fun and pretty economical car for its type.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Have never experienced any problems with car in the 4+ years I've owned it. Probably don't get the best out of diesel engine through type of use. have kept to suggested servicing schedule. only additional spare part required was a broken indicator repeater lens and plastic retention screws for boot tray. otherwise the x trail is very good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Been very reliable, only problems have been sorted under nissan warranty or warranty direct. very comfortable and spacious. I am 6' 4" tall and the driving position/height is spot on for me. controls all well placed. Disappointed with fuel consumption, about 15% below published figures for this model. all other costs very reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Car is reliable & comfortable, only problem was with key fobs £160 each to replace, I dont think so. Nissan customer service were not really interested even in part payment.Put me off them. Finally the reverse gear ratio is far to high, to reverse caravan or trailer you have to slip the clutch not ideal.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Absolutely reliable without any problems over 4 years I have owned it. it has been used to cart heavy items around as we'll as a car load of people. I consider the car to be reasonably economical since it is used around town as much as country roads and the majority of its runs are not long distance.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

terrific value - does all that I ask of it - was very useful in the recent snows (4 wheel drive) - spacious so very suitable for wirk (I carry big loads) but still car-like for moving pe0ple. Not currently admired by the public but I have been very pleased with it and love driving it.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

an excellent vehicle which has carried out the many varied roles required of it over my 8 years ownership with ease, excellent reliability..not even a faulty light bulb to replace! plus the added advantage of 4 wheel drive when required - highlighted so well in the recent bad weather.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

v reliable, some niggling problems from new, e.g cd player skips like mad when cold, replaced 3 times , still does it. Otherwise fits loads in, hose down interior, only cost £400 a year on average for all servicing, parts etc since new

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Various problems such as brake calipers needing replacing due to seizure, dual mass flywheel problems, gearbox needs replacing now. It's pretty economical as 4x4's go, but by comparison to what is available it is poor.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had 1 problem in 4+ years 65,000 milesdiesel particulate filter blocked last week. cost ł200 for regen. Spec is 32-36 mpg and that's what I get. could get better if on longer runs but does what was proposed.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, pleasant to drive and very versatile. I have carried a double bed in the back and a large flat screen tv.
My only critisism is that the clutch operation is, for my wife, a little too fierce.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults at all in owership no squeaks rattles knocks or failures. Used in consideration of consumption on local roads but usual motorway speeds and has reasonable service costs @ local specialist.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Minor problem required ecu to be changed under warranty, otherwise completely reliable. Fuel consumption better than expected. servicing costs reasonable at independent nissan garage.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

This is the second x-trail I have owned, the first one I had for 3 years with no problems at all. fantastic vehicle, well pleased. I fill up once every 3 to 4 weeks, cost approx ł75.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good solid build. the only problem had been the heater fan bearing. Heavy on fuel for short runs much better on motoway. very low cost service at main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since owning apart from spurious dpf warning light, reset by main dealer for free. Only routine service carried out by non-franchised garage.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

(touch wood) not had any problems. Really happy with the car and running costs so far tyres will be expensive but new this before I bought the car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Totally reliable never misses a beat very impressed. Franchised main dealer costs are way overpriced local garage excellent and half the cost.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what it says on the tin. Reliable. Wish they'd offered the performance engine with the auto gearbox, or better still, a DCT auto.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Awesome - very reliable, easy to drive and very practical. Great for a family and has been a boon in the recent bad weather.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had one problem in one years motoring.new turbo had to be replaced. I believe a common fault. Good for a large 4 x 4.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Never had any issues with care. reliability to date has been excellent. Just usual replacements, tyres nothing else.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Baring in mind my mileage the X-Trail has been a very reliable car which doesn't tend to get stuck anywhere.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No major problems apart from the "known" caliper siezing issues. Cheap enough to run in this day and age.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Very reliable I' m pleased to say. Spares appear expensive, thankfully have not had to invest in many.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all. I have ahd the car for 6 months and apart from fuel it has cost me nothing extra.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a reliability problem in 3 years.. A bit expensive on fuel, but you get what you pay for.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

with a car like this you only need one per household, i have yet to find something that it can't do

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Completely Satisfied have had no problems with this vehicle and cant sing it's praises to highly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

reliable practical car, shame about the particulate filter problem in town driving

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A very reliable workhorse and fairly economical considering its size and weight

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very impressed overall, no issues to report. |Vehicle has perfomed faultlessly.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems, very reliable. Running costs ok, I wish it was more economical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Excellent but I find they have engine problems on turbos and fuel pumps

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, trustworthy. Pity about dashboard rattles in cold weather

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems....so far. Replacement tyres are relatively expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Extremely reliable but it did have a turbo failure. Reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

always starts first time, in any weather. Most reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Very pleased with perfomance,economy and reliability

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Well engineered. Not a problem given my low mileage.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable, practical and good performance from a 4x4

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

88,000mi and one serious breakdown is acceptable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in time I have owned the car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant piece of reliable engineering.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Faultless so far. No complaints so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Good mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5