VIDEO: 2019 Nissan X-Trail – Hybrid vs 2.5L vs 2.0L

The 2019 Nissan X-Trail facelift is now officially on sale, with four variants and three engine configurations to choose from. The 2.0L and 2.0L Mid both share the MR20DD 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, making 144 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The 2.5L 4WD makes 171 PS and 233 Nm of torque, whereas the 2.0L Hybrid combines the same MR20DD 2.0 litre engine that’s married to a 41 PS/160 Nm electric motor. Xtronic CVT is standard for all models.

By now, one of the few curiosities you may have is, how do they actually stack up against each other? Is the Hybrid really the quickest of the bunch, as per Nissan’s claims? Well, in the video above, we put all three side by side in a drag race to find out.

To recap, the new X-Trail range is priced from RM134k to RM160k. All models are EEV-certified, and included in the price is a five-year unlimited mileage warranty programme. In the case of the 2.0 Hybrid, it also covers hybrid parts and the lithium-ion battery. You may also watch our walk-around video, as well as a detailed look at the new Nissan Intelligent Mobility system.

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.0L Hybrid

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.5L 4WD

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.0L 2WD Mid

GALLERY: Nissan X-Trail 2.0L 2WD

Looking to sell your car? Sell it with myTukar.

Certified Pre-Owned - 1 Year Warranty

10% discount when you renew your car insurance

Compare prices between different insurer providers and use the promo code 'PAULTAN10' when you make your payment to save the most on your car insurance renewal compared to other competing services.

Car Insurance

Matthew H Tong

An ardent believer that fun cars need not be fast and fast cars may not always be fun. Matt advocates the purity and simplicity of manually swapping cogs while coping in silence of its impending doom. Matt's not hot. Never hot.



  • they were times this pt website is wall of text and picture..and i prefer it that way. while i’m on unlimited data plan, i dont have time for video. way too distracting for some leisure reading

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 2
  • seancorr (Member) on Apr 24, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Another in depth coverage of the Xtrail from paultan which is good because this SUV costs less than it’s Jap competitors while being generous with specifications.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0
  • Celup King on Apr 24, 2019 at 11:59 am

    With Subaru going to Thailand, Tan Chong only have Nissan to rely on and that too isnt doing any better either. Even this XTrail doesnt have the wow factor, so unless the pricing is wow, it wont be able to draw in 25k bookings unlike a certain local competitor which overflows with the wow factors.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 2
  • Avenger on Apr 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Waiting for that dude to come here and claim Xtrail got 30,000 bookings.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 2
  • the driver on Apr 24, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    The 2.0L without hybrid drive is the one – less complexity and cheaper to run. The difference in acceleration is not noticeable in daily driving. Not too sure about the handling though, but less weight equals better handling.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1
  • Majeed on Apr 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    (Like) Proton X70 RM123k
    (Dislike) Nissan XTrail RM134k

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 7
  • Family – Nissan X-Trail
    Practical – Honda CRV
    Handling – Mazda CX5
    Drive – VW Tiguan
    Looks – Peugeot 3008
    Specs – Hyundai Tucson
    Design – Kia Sportage
    Proton X70 – All the Above

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1
  • Everyone seems to look pissed in this video..

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1
    • SK, Lim on Apr 25, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      What else can they do when they were forced to talk good about this car when the competitors are so much better?

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 2
  • weh tan chong….qashqai mana? when qashqai to be introduce to local market.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0
  • Noor azni bin senik on Sep 17, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    U are absolutely right man

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Add a comment