Dacia Duster 2010 vs Nissan X-Trail 2003

Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Nissan X-Trail
2003 - 2006
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Diesel2.0 Petrol


Power: 85 HP140 HP
Torque: 201 NM192 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.9 seconds11.3 seconds
Nissan X-Trail is a more dynamic driving.
Dacia Duster engine produces 55 HP less power than Nissan X-Trail, but torque is 9 NM more than Nissan X-Trail. Due to the lower power, Dacia Duster reaches 100 km/h speed 3.6 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.39.3
Real fuel consumption: 6.2 l/100km10.8 l/100km
The Dacia Duster is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Dacia Duster consumes 4 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 600 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Dacia Duster consumes 4.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Nissan X-Trail.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 940 km in combined cycle640 km in combined cycle
1020 km on highway780 km on highway
800 km with real consumption550 km with real consumption
Dacia Duster gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)

Dacia Duster 2010: Duster`s 4x4 system is adapted from Nissan Quashqai. It has 2WD, AUTO and LOCK modes which are selectable with a button. In 2WD mode the vehicle is FWD. In AUTO mode, the vehicle is normally FWD, but if wheel slip occurs, the rear wheels are engaged to gain traction. In LOCK mode (available at speeds up to 60km/h), the center differential splits torque 50/50 front/rear.

Nissan X-Trail 2003: It has selectable four-wheel drive with Auto, 2WD and Lock modes. In Auto mode, it has front-wheel drive under normal conditions, the rear axle engages when the front wheels start to slip, and power is distributed variably up to 50:50 front to rear. In 2WD mode, the transfer clutch is permanently unlocked, but the electronic control unit can engage the rear wheels occasionally, for example during hard acceleration. In Lock mode, the transfer clutch is permanently locked, providing a constant 50:50 power distribution. When vehicle speed increases above 30 km/h (20 mph), it switches to Auto mode, but when speed decreases, it switches back to Lock mode. The system also switches to 2WD mode in the event of overheating.


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: 473 litres410 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1604 litres1841 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Dacia Duster has 63 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`8382`000
Safety: no data

Average price (€): 54002600
Rating in user reviews: 7.6/10 7.1/10
Pros and Cons: Dacia Duster has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
Nissan X-Trail has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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