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2009 Nissan Qashqai vs. 2006 Nissan X-Trail

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Nissan X-Trail. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Nissan X-Trail would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Nissan X-Trail is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2006 Nissan X-Trail. (138 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai should accelerate faster than 2006 Nissan X-Trail. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Qashqai weights approximately 30 kg more than 2006 Nissan X-Trail. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 128 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Nissan X-Trail. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Nissan X-Trail.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Qashqai 2006 Nissan X-Trail
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Qashqai X-Trail
Year Released 2009 2006
Body Type Crossover SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 89.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 80.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 15.6:1 9.9:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 60 L


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