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Nissan trail 2.5 4x4 2018

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14 Oct 2018 @ 21:53:15 pm
chrisegg
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Hi Guys,

I am looking at buying a new SUV for towing our Gyspey 3, the Nissan XTrail seems a good buy but the problem is we are used to having an 8 seater (Toyota Condor). In the XTrail range there are 7 seaters available: the lower spec 1.6 dci Visia and the upper spec 2.5 4x4 Tekna, if the 1.6 dci 4x4 Tekna came with 7 seats there would be no question but it does not. So, is the 2.5 petrol 4x4 Tekna a good towing vehicle? 

 

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15 Oct 2018 @ 08:30:46 am
W J
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Look at Fortuner 2.5

 

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15 Oct 2018 @ 12:20:02 pm
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It is an option, in fact my first option, but my wife is concerned that it is too big. But we will go and check it out instead of the x-trail.

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15 Oct 2018 @ 13:17:19 pm
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Hi Guys,

I am looking at buying a new SUV for towing our Gyspey 3, the Nissan XTrail seems a good buy but the problem is we are used to having an 8 seater (Toyota Condor). In the XTrail range there are 7 seaters available: the lower spec 1.6 dci Visia and the upper spec 2.5 4x4 Tekna, if the 1.6 dci 4x4 Tekna came with 7 seats there would be no question but it does not. So, is the 2.5 petrol 4x4 Tekna a good towing vehicle? 

 

Welcome on the forum Chris.

Based on the Nissan SA web page the model you would like comes with a 7 seater model but it seems you need the 4x4 option as well. The 2.5 has CVT which some people towing are not to keen on.

 

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15 Oct 2018 @ 14:35:33 pm
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If you look at the fortuner and will concider it check out the Ford Everest 2,2 as well.

I know that the Ford Ranger 2,2 is a great towing vehicle Then so should the  Everest be.

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15 Oct 2018 @ 17:52:33 pm
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Chris, welcome to the forum.

 

You can also consider the Mahindra Xuv500 2.2 turbo diesel.

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15 Oct 2018 @ 20:49:11 pm
chrisegg
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Thanks all, you have given me some great input.

We do not go caravaning all that often so I need to balance a good family car (7 seater) with the ability to pull a caravan safely and comfortably.

With that said can the x Trail 2.5l petrol CVT automatic pull safely and comfortably and how would it compare to a 2.4 Toyota Condor (big questions I know) :)

 

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15 Oct 2018 @ 21:09:18 pm
chrisegg
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Thanks all, you have given me some great input.

We do not go caravaning all that often so I need to balance a good family car (7 seater) with the ability to pull a caravan safely and comfortably.

With that said can the x Trail 2.5l petrol CVT automatic pull safely and comfortably and how would it compare to a 2.4 Toyota Condor (big questions I know) :)

 

I ask this if the Toyota Fortuner does not get the nod from the wife (going for a test drive tomorrow). She does like the x Trail.

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07 Nov 2018 @ 20:23:32 pm
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Hi Chris, the suv in the Mahindra make are great towing vehicles. I use a Bolero DC bakkie and I can not complain as the pulling power is there. I went to Capetown in February 2018 and back via a touring route and I had a great experience with the Sprite Sprint caravan towed by this vehicle and as I understand the S10 is a great towing vehicle  and has 11 seats that can used and fold away to have packing space as well.
I may be late to reply on this subject but it is your choice to make.
If I could I would like to get the S10 for myself, just that I'm to close to going on pension and can't afford it now at this stage.
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18 Jan 2019 @ 20:52:44 pm
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Hi Chris.  Can you give some feedback on what you decided in the end and how it tows?

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