Dacia Duster 2010 vs Nissan X-Trail 2005

Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Nissan X-Trail
2005 - 2007
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.6 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 105 HP140 HP
Torque: 148 NM192 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.5 seconds10.3 seconds
Nissan X-Trail is a more dynamic driving.
Dacia Duster engine produces 35 HP less power than Nissan X-Trail, whereas torque is 44 NM less than Nissan X-Trail. Due to the lower power, Dacia Duster reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.59.1
Real fuel consumption: 8.4 l/100km10.1 l/100km
The Dacia Duster is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Dacia Duster consumes 1.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Nissan X-Trail, which means that by driving the Dacia Duster over 15,000 km in a year you can save 240 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Dacia Duster consumes 1.7 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Nissan X-Trail.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 660 km in combined cycle650 km in combined cycle
780 km on highway810 km on highway
590 km with real consumption590 km with real consumption


Engine production duration: 25 years12 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 4 other car models, including Renault Megane, Nissan Almera, Dacia Logan, Renault KangooInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Nissan Primera, Nissan Serena, Nissan Sentra
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Dacia Duster might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.32 m4.51 m
Width: 1.82 m1.76 m
Height: 1.63 m1.68 m
Dacia Duster is 20 cm shorter than the Nissan X-Trail, 6 cm wider, while the height of Dacia Duster is 5 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 475 litres410 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1604 litres1841 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Dacia Duster has 65 litres more trunk space than the Nissan X-Trail. The Nissan X-Trail may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Nissan X-Trail (by 237 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the Dacia Duster is 0.2 metres more than that of the Nissan X-Trail.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7102`000
Safety: no data

Average price (€): 56002600
Rating in user reviews: 7.6/10 7.1/10
Pros and Cons: Dacia Duster has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
Nissan X-Trail has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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