Subaru Forester 2011 vs Nissan X-Trail 2010

Subaru Forester
2011 - 2013
Nissan X-Trail
2010 - 2014
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.5 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: 150 HP169 HP
Torque: 198 NM233 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12.4 seconds10.3 seconds
Nissan X-Trail is a more dynamic driving.
Subaru Forester engine produces 19 HP less power than Nissan X-Trail, whereas torque is 35 NM less than Nissan X-Trail. Due to the lower power, Subaru Forester reaches 100 km/h speed 2.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.5no data

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)


Engine production duration: 16 years24 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Subaru Impreza, Subaru Legacy, Subaru XVUsed also on Nissan Sentra
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.56 m4.64 m
Width: 1.78 m1.79 m
Height: 1.70 m1.70 m
Both cars are similar in size. Subaru Forester is 8 cm shorter than the Nissan X-Trail, 1 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 450 litres603 litres
Nissan X-Trail has more luggage space.
Subaru Forester has 153 litres less trunk space than the Nissan X-Trail.
Turning diameter: 10.6 metersno data
Gross weight (kg): 2`015no data
Safety: no data
above average

Subaru Forester has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Nissan X-Trail has serious deffects in 65 percent more cases than Subaru Forester, so Subaru Forester quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 46008400
Pros and Cons: Subaru Forester has
  • timing belt engine
  • has 4x4 drive
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Nissan X-Trail has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
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