Nissan X-Trail 2005 vs Dacia Duster 2010

Nissan X-Trail
2005 - 2007
Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol1.6 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: 140 HP105 HP
Torque: 192 NM148 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.3 seconds11.5 seconds
Nissan X-Trail is more dynamic to drive.
Nissan X-Trail engine produces 35 HP more power than Dacia Duster, whereas torque is 44 NM more than Dacia Duster. Thanks to more power Nissan X-Trail reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.17.5
Real fuel consumption: 10.1 l/100km8.4 l/100km
The Dacia Duster is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Nissan X-Trail consumes 1.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Dacia Duster, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Nissan X-Trail could require 240 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Nissan X-Trail consumes 1.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Dacia Duster.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 650 km in combined cycle660 km in combined cycle
810 km on highway780 km on highway
590 km with real consumption590 km with real consumption


Engine production duration: 12 years25 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Nissan Primera, Nissan Serena, Nissan SentraInstalled on at least 4 other car models, including Renault Megane, Nissan Almera, Dacia Logan, Renault Kangoo
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: 4.51 m4.32 m
Width: 1.76 m1.82 m
Height: 1.68 m1.63 m
Nissan X-Trail is 20 cm longer than the Dacia Duster, 6 cm narrower, while the height of Nissan X-Trail is 5 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 410 litres475 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1841 litres1604 litres
Despite its longer length, Nissan X-Trail has 65 litres less trunk space than the Dacia Duster. This could mean that the Nissan X-Trail uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Nissan X-Trail (by 237 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.6 meters10.8 meters
The turning circle of the Nissan X-Trail is 0.2 metres less than that of the Dacia Duster.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0001`710
Safety: no data

Average price (€): 26005400
Rating in user reviews: 7.1/10 7.6/10
Pros and Cons: Nissan X-Trail has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Dacia Duster has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
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