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2008 Nissan X-Trail vs. 1999 Nissan XVL

To start off, 2008 Nissan X-Trail is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Nissan XVL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Nissan XVL would be higher. At 2,953 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Nissan XVL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Nissan XVL (156 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. (134 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Nissan XVL should accelerate faster than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Nissan X-Trail weights approximately 340 kg more than 1999 Nissan XVL.

Because 2008 Nissan X-Trail is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1999 Nissan XVL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Nissan X-Trail will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1999 Nissan XVL (310 Nm) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. (300 Nm). This means 1999 Nissan XVL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. 1999 Nissan XVL has automatic transmission and 2008 Nissan X-Trail has manual transmission. 2008 Nissan X-Trail will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Nissan XVL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Nissan X-Trail 1999 Nissan XVL
Make Nissan Nissan
Model X-Trail XVL
Year Released 2008 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2184 cc 2953 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 156 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 310 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1600 kg 1260 kg
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 80 L


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