Nissan X-Trail 2007 vs Subaru Forester 2008

Nissan X-Trail
2007 - 2010
Subaru Forester
2008 - 2011
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 141 HP150 HP
Torque: 196 NM196 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.9 seconds12.7 seconds
Nissan X-Trail engine produces 9 HP less power than Subaru Forester, the torque is the same for both cars. Despite less power, Nissan X-Trail reaches 100 km/h speed 0.8 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.58.4
Nissan X-Trail consumes 0.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Subaru Forester, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Nissan X-Trail could require 15 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 65 litres64 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 760 km in combined cycle760 km in combined cycle
900 km on highway920 km on highway

Drive type

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


Engine production duration: 15 years16 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Nissan Qashqai, Nissan SerenaInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Subaru Impreza, Subaru Legacy, Subaru XV
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Subaru Forester might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.63 m4.56 m
Width: 1.78 m1.78 m
Height: 1.68 m1.70 m
Both cars are similar in size. Nissan X-Trail is 7 cm longer than the Subaru Forester, width is practically the same , while the height of Nissan X-Trail is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 479 litres450 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1742 litresno data
Nissan X-Trail has more luggage capacity.
Nissan X-Trail has 29 litres more trunk space than the Subaru Forester.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the Nissan X-Trail is 0.2 metres more than that of the Subaru Forester.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0502`015
Safety: no datano data
below average

above average
Average price (€): 50004400
Rating in user reviews: 8.0/10 8.5/10
Pros and Cons: Nissan X-Trail has
  • timing chain engine
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
Subaru Forester has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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