Tuesday, 11 December 2018


You can soon buy a Tesla in South Africa - here's everything you need to know, including prices and specs.

  • Elon Musk on Tuesday tweeted that a Tesla store will open in South Africa by the end of 2019.
  • Tesla vehicle prices start at roughly R500,000 for the cheapest model – and go up to R2.8 million for the most expensive.
  • The average Tesla model can travel over 500km on a single charge.  

Elon Musk, who left South Africa when he graduated from high school in 1989, plans to open Tesla’s first store in this country in 2019.
Tesla is a US electric automative trailblazer, praised for the distance its vehicles can travel on an electrical charge.
In reply to a Tesla tweet about new store openings in the US, @fluffypony asked Musk: “When are one of these opening back home, boet?”
Musk replied: “Probably end of next year.”

The 47-year-old tweeted in 2016 that Tesla's cheapest car, the Model 3, would be heading to South Africa. It has yet to arrive.
Prices for the Model 3 start at $35,000 (or roughly R500,00). Tesla’s Model S costs $75,000 (roughly R1 million), the Model X cost $80,000 (roughly R1.1 million) and the Roadster $200,000 (roughly R2.8 million).
The South African prices can, however, be considerably higher due to the country's 25% import tax on electric vehicles. 

The four-seater Roadster is the world’s quickest standard commercial vehicle, accelerating to 60mph or 96.6km/h in just under two seconds.
It has a top speed of 250mph (a touch over 400km/h) and has a total range of 620 miles (just under 1,000km) - roughly the distance between Cape Town and Bloemfontein.

Meanwhile, the Model S can seat five people, and accelerates to 60mph in 2.5 seconds.
It has a range of 500km.

The Model X has the longest electric range of any sports vehicle in the world at 470km.

It can recharge for a 270km drive in 30 minutes at Tesla supercharge locations.
After one full year on the market, the Model X ranked in 2016 seventh among the world's best-selling plug-in cars.

The Model 3, designed for the mass market, has a total range of 500km and accelerates to 60mph in 3.4 seconds.

All the vehicles can recharge over a household electrical plug, and comes with a four-year warranty.

Source : https://www.businessinsider.co.za/tesla-price-south-africa-2018-12

Friday, 4 May 2018



An Aerial view of Durban City. Please note that some Dealerships  are out of town.

Money, money, money, Your Safety and The Safety of Your Money.

The main reason why you should be extra careful is that in the eyes of every one who knows or assumes that you are going to Durban to buy a used Japanese Car, you are carrying cash, not only cash but huge amounts of money. Even if you are not carrying a single cent, people will assume that since you say you are going to Durban to view cars, chances are high that you have money. This alone puts your life at risk.

The best thing you can do is to keep all the plans about your trip to yourself. If you need some information, advice and tips about going to Durban, you should ask a close friend or relative who has been there, ask people whom you trust but try not divulge when you will be going nor the amount of money you will be carrying. Just ask for safety tips.

If you carrying cash, make sure that its hidden, well hidden, thoroughly hidden. Avoid putting the cash or all of it in your pocket or wallet. Find means of hiding your hard earned money. Protect it from some of the vultures in the form of human beings whom are likely to meet along the way, especially Joburg Park Station.

Before you leave, just make sure that your close relative/next of kin knows, if you are married of course your wife/husband or kids should know. If you know that you are going to meet someone in Durban who will help you out, then leave the contact details of that person with your spouse or close relative so that if need be they can confirm if you travelled well.

If you are carrying cash, always and always try to declare it by the boarder. They rarely ask to see the money, usually you just fill up some form.

During Your Trip Always Be Safe Before and After Buying Your Used Japanese Vehicle.

1.       Avoid talking to strangers, avoid sharing details about your trip. Most people get robbed by people they meet along the way who pretend that they know everything in Durban. Most people get robbed by people who pretend as if they want to help them out.Even if they speak the same language with you don’t trust them for most of them are just wolves in sheep clothing.

2.       Arrange and plan your trip well. If you are using a bus and connecting in Jbg or Pretoria, avoid spending too much time in Jbg. Park Station is not safe at all. Sometimes it is safe and cheaper to fly from Jbg to Durban if you arrange your trip well in advance. You can find flight from +/-500 to 1200 Rands. That is 45mins of flying Vs 7 hours by bus.

3.       Make Sure you have someone waiting to pick you up the moment you arrive in Durban. Don’t show every Tom, Dick and Harry that you don’t know where you are going. Avoid asking strangers for Directions because you will just be showing everyone that you are not familiar with the place. Arrange for someone to pick you, someone trustworthy and someone who knows where the Dealerships of Used Japanese vehicles are.

4.       Avoid Moving in and out of the Garages on Foot. Most people get robbed because they think they can move in and out the Dealerships of Used Japanese Vehicles on foot. Mostly because they want to save R400,but in the process of saving they lose more.Walking in and out of the garages is not and should never be an option. You will be putting your life at risk. The moment you walk inside a Dealership of Used Japanese Vehicles, everyone knows that you are a Foreign National. This is mainly so because South Africans are by law not allowed to enter inside the Dealerships. When you walk out, make sure there is a car outside and when the car takes off, make sure that you are not being followed. If you think you are being followed, go and park at the nearest police station or call the police. Don’t stop.

So in short, these are some of the safety tips. Plan your journey, from the time you leave your home country to the moment you arrive in Durban. Don’t leave anything to chance. Avoid asking strangers for directions or help. When you arrive in Durban always have a trusted hand to help you out, always have some waiting to pick you up so that you avoid moving around asking for help or directions. Don’t act confused even if you are, always be confident.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Singapore Vs Japanese Used Cars : A Comparison

Singapore Vs Japanese Used Cars : Which One Is Better?

Singapore Vehicles are slowly but surely penetrating the African Market of used Vehicles. Most people however do not know the difference between Japanese Vehicles and Singapore used Cars.  For those who know or assume to know,  the question they always ask themselves is,  Which Is Better Between a Used car from Japan and a Used car from Singapore.

Based on our personal experience (we have driven and still use 3 Singapore cars and 2 from Japan),  the Japanese cars top the list and way better than the Singapore Vehicles.  Most customers who know about cars always prefer to buy Japanese and not Singapore Vehicles.

Last month for example, we sold a total of 15 Golf 5 Gtis.  7 were from Japan and 8 were from Singapore.  5 customers who bought the Singapore ones had complaints, mainly mechanical complaints. Out of the 7 who bought the Japanese ones only one had a complaint.
Also based on Customer complaints and feedback regarding these vehicles, we can safely say that 90% of the complaints come from clients who would have bought the Singapore Vehicles. We do get complaints from Japanese Cars clients but they are not as bad as the Singapore ones. So in this vain we can safely say Japanese cars are way better than Singapore Cars. Japanese cars are stronger and more durable than Singapore Cars.


People buy Singapore Vehicles for various reasons. Below we look at some of them.

Price: This is a bit debatable.  Some Singapore vehicles,  especially SUVS are way cheaper than their Japanese counterparts. As a result most people who buy these cars for reselling normally buy used cars from Singapore because they are cheaper,  and they are likely to make more profits when reselling in other countries like Botswana,  Zambia or Zim. The downside is that even though you buy the Singapore cars Cheaper,  you are most likely to spend more money fixing the car and buying Spares for the car. So you need to make a wiser choice when choosing between a Singapore and Japanese Vehicle.

•Full House/Leather Interior : Anyone and obviously most people buying a car would give first priority to a car that comes fullhouse and mostly with Leather interior. Most or say 99% of Used Japanese Vehicles do not come with leather seats. On the other hand 99% of Used Singapore Vehicles come with leather seats.  That is one of the reasons why people buy vehicles from Singapore in Durban. However once you have a breakdown on your way to an important meeting or during an emergency,  then you will know that durability of a car is more important than leather interior.

The names of the cars : Some people buy Singapore Vehicles because they like the names of the cars more than anything else. This deserves an article on its own so i will just explore this in passing. You get some clients who want Mazda 3 not Axella,  some need Yaris not Vitz,  some need Mazda 6 not Mazda Atenza,  and others need Honda Jazz and not Honda Fit. However the truth is beside some slight differences,  Honda Jazz and Honda Fit is one and the same thing,  Mazda 3 and Axella same thing,  Vitz and Yaris same thing. The main difference is that one is from Singapore and the other one is from Japan. Another major difference worth considering when buying these cars is that Japanese is more durable,  is stronger than Singapore.

So Which Is Better: Japanese or Singapore Used Vehicles?

The final verdict should be yours. The article just gives you our own analysis which might obviously be biased. Our biasness emanates mainly from our own experiences and from the experiences and feedbacks of our Clients. We have clients who have bought both japanese and Singapore cars,  and obviously their concerns are our concerns,  their complaints affect us both directly and indirectly. A happy customer brings in more business through referrals. An unhappy client rarely recommends another client. Most of our happy clients come from those who buy used Japanese Vehicles. Most of our unhappy clients come from those who buy Singapore Vehicles. 


The truth of the matter is that Japanese cars are more durable than Singapore vehicles. This is mainly due to the fact that Singapore cars corrode faster than Japanese cars. This partly also explains why the Singapore makes are way cheaper than their Japanese Counterparts. Before buying these cars, think Corrossion, think Mechanical problem and think Durability. The car might be cheaper to buy, but it will obviously cost you more in the long run.

So these are some of the things you need to consider before sending someone to come buy a car for you in Durban or before you buy your car in Durban. If you are sending someone to come buy on your behalf,  always specify whether you   need Singapore or a Japanese used Vehicle. Most go for Singapore because it leaves them with a bit of change in the pocket. Most will convince you that they paid a little bit more because the car has leather interior and sunroof yet price wise its way cheaper and less durable than its Japanese counterpart.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Japanese Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review

The new trump card of the Japanese manufacturers in the SUV segment will certainly be a 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The old name for a brand new


New and old model Mitsubishi Eclipse will connect just fine. The layout is completely sound changed and updated. In life returns only the name. The car was produced as a sports coupe until 2012. Now it comes like a mid-size crossover between ASX and Outlander models. This is the latest product that Mitsubishi has launched as an independent producer.



Compared to some previous concepts, the look is very little changed. Retained dynamic lines and sharp form. These characteristics contribute to a lot of front and rear LED lights and angled roof line. By customer request, the roof can be panoramic, made of glass and is slightly thicker than a conventional roof. Rear glass is divided into two parts and it may interfere with the drivers because it affects the visibility of the road behind you. This could be a disadvantage compared to the perfect front part of the vehicle.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - picture 3


The cabin has enough space for a comfortable ride. The seats are comfortable and have excellent ergonomics. At the rear bench, there is enough room for legs even if travelers have higher growth. The rear seats can be moved and all passengers can be accommodated without problems. The space between the rear seat and cargo space in the form of a roll, which can be removed. The cockpit is well planned. It is divided into two parts. The upper part contains all the information, while the lower part the operation and handling of all systems in the vehicle. The instruments have a three-dimensional view and are very transparent. The 7-inch display is set at the top of the console and is sensitive to the touch. Next, to the selector lever is located the touch screen surface with which you can enter the menu system. The cabin of the model Mitsubishi Eclipse is excellent. Were selected the best materials. Finishing is commendable.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - interior


The new version of the Mitsubishi Eclipse is equipped with a brand new petrol engine. This is a 1.5-liters 4-cylinder turbo engine with an output of 163 hp and a torque of 184 lb/ft. The engine works perfectly with the 8-speed automatic CVT transmission. It has a very smooth running and even in urban driving conditions. This may particularly be felt on winding roads and hilly terrain. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross achieves in 9.6 seconds and has a maximum speed of 125 mph. These data refer to all-wheel drive. But the plan for the future is the introduction of another great diesel generator. It should be 2.2-liters diesel engine with an output of 150 hp and torque of 360 Nm.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - engine


The feeling when driving should meet the needs of the average driver and family man. Engine braking is not necessary because the SUV contains CVT transmission. However, if nevertheless, you choose to drive such a way, when driving in sharp bends maybe you will feel the delay in response of the vehicle. Slight throttle and turning the great wheel, you will simply feel the AWD system transmits power to the wheels. During all maneuvers, the body is not tilted much more, while the trim reliance good. It can only be concluded that the AWD system has improved vehicle performance in relation to power 80/20.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - picture 1


With all the electronic additions to the management and assistance, which is equipped with a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the ride is more comfortable and safer. Unnecessary extras do not have but you never know what you can blame or indicate if you lack. All that have competitors, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has. The market should reach at the beginning of 2018, and there is enough time for improvements.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - picture 6


Bluetooth Connection, Voice Commands, Touchscreen Display, Remote Touch Interface, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, CD/DVD Device, AM/FM/HD Radio, Satellite Radio etc.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - infotainment


Head-Up Display, Airbags, Navigation System, 360 Degree Camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure, Parking Sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control etc.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - safety


Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan, Jeep Cherokee, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - picture 5


From $ 21,000 to $ 25,000


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Difference Between The FSI and TSI ENGINES Explained

What’s the difference between FSI and TSI ?


There have been some questions between the differences between the VW/Audi 2.0 liter FSI and TSI engines.  I will try and highlight the differences between them to help you understand the evolution of the TSI powerplant from the TSI.  I won’t be covering every difference, but I will try to go over the most significant differences.

Before we get too far into describing the differences I would like to clarify that TSI, FSI and TFSI have been used on varying models as marketing vernacular for VW/Audi.  Just looking at the engine cover is not always a sure fire way to identify one from the other.

What does FSI and TSI stand for?
FSI is short for “fuel stratified injection” or “fuel straight injection” and TSI is short for “turbo stratified injection”.  These are types of fuel injection systems that allow engines to run lean air-to-fuel ratios (better fuel economy) by creating a fuel rich “stratified charge” near the spark plug, but the side-effect is increased NOx (nitrogen oxide).  Catalytic converters can remove the extra NOx, but the high sulfur content in U.S. fuel contaminates and destroys them.  In Europe FSI engines use the lean burn for optimized power and economy, but the U.S. version uses the same air-to-fuel ratio as port-injected engines.

So, from this description we know that we are talking about a type of injection system, not an engine block.  You will see in the modern VW/Audi lineup that TSI, FSI and TFSI are used on a range of engines such as the 3.0, 4.0, and 4.2 liter engines.  What we are really looking at then when we are talking about the 2.0TSI and 2.0FSI are the differences between the EA113 engine code normally associated as the FSI, and the EA888 engine code normally associated as the TSI.

For the remainder of this article I am still going to refer to the differences between the FSI and TSI instead of the engine codes for the simple fact that it has become common practice to use them interchangeably for the EA113 and EA888 codes.

What is the same between FSI and TSI?
  • Displacement:   1984cc
  • Max Power:       200hp
  • Max Torque:      206 lb ft
  • Valves per Cylinder:        4
  • Bore:     82.5mm
  • Stroke: 92.8mm
  • Firing Order:       1-3-4-2

What changed from the FSI to the TSI?
  • Chain timing versus belt timing in the FSI
  • Compression Ratio: 9.6:1 down from 10.5:1
  • Engine Management: Bosch MED 17 from Bosch MED 9
  • Oxygen Sensors: Addition of one for a total of 3, from 2
  • Main bearing caps are now cross bolted to the block for additional strength.
  • Oil spray jets to piston undersides for improved cooling and lubrication.
  • More balanced cam shafts in the center of the block
  • Improved fueling system running the HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) off of a dedicated lobe on the exhaust cam.
  • Improved flowing cylinder head
  • Updated internals with less internal parasitic loss
  • Improved PCV system

From the list you can probably see that the TSI is a definite evolution from the FSI.  There is a common misconception that the EA113 FSI is the more “tuner friendly” because VW released it in the premium Golf R.  This was really the result of production and development timelines from VW, not strength and power limitations for the EA888 TSI.  As the EA888 TSI platform progresses you will be seeing some incredible power out of the latest evolution of VW/Audi’s small displacement turbo platform.

A List Of Most And Least Hijacked Cars In SA

Whilst you can’t (with certainty) prevent car theft, there are several steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim - one of which is choosing a low risk vehicle.
As motorists in South Africa, hijacking and car theft are unfortunately a reality which are factored into our daily lives. We’re faced with decisions like whether or not to get insurance, install a tracker or park our car on the verge at our best friend’s braai.
According to crime statistics there were, on average, 40 hijackings per day during 2016, 50% of which occurred in Gauteng.
In February (2017) Ctrack, a global supplier of vehicle tracking, insurance telematics and fleet management solutions, released a report based on its hijacking and crime statistics. The report was compiled using data and analytics from January 2016 to December 2016 and listed, in order, which vehicle makes are targeted by criminals in South Africa. Suzuki is one of the least hijacked brands in South Africa and wasn’t mentioned at all on Ctrack’s list.
The top ten most hijacked passenger vehicle brands are (in order):
  1. VW
  2. Toyota
  3. Ford
  4. Citroen
  5. Kia
  6. Hyundai
  7. BMW
  8. Audi
  9. Renault
  10. Chevrolet
The following charts, showing the most hijacked cars in South Africa, are based on Ctrack’s report data:
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Images Source : Business Tech
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The top ten most hijacked sport / utility vehicle brands are (in order):
  1. Toyota
  2. Land Rover
  3. Nissan
  4. Mahindra
  5. VW
  6. Jeep
  7. Porsche
  8. Renault
  9. Ford
  10. Daihatsu
Whilst you can’t (with certainty) prevent crime, there are several steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.
Keep these things in mind to avoid becoming a hijack victim:
  1. Park in a secure area, with good lighting and preferably a guard on duty.
  2. Have your keys ready, but out of sight, and only unlock your car when you’re close to it. Many Suzukis come with keyless entry which saves you from scrabbling around in your handbag in the dark.
  3. Keep your valuables out of sight, preferably in the boot.
  4. Drive with your windows closed and doors locked.
  5. Stay vigilant. Be aware of your surroundings and watch your mirrors for any suspicious vehicles or pedestrians. Avoid distractions, like checking your phone at the robot, as this leaves you vulnerable.
  6. Don’t remain stationary if you don’t need to. Slow down when approaching a red robot at night, so it’s green by the time you reach the intersection.
  7. Keep a safe following distance (approximately one car length) and when stopped at a robot, allow yourself space to maneuver in case you need to make a quick getaway.
  8. If you feel like you’re being followed, drive straight to your nearest police station or a busy, well lit public area.
  9. Change your route regularly to avoid criminals being able to identify your routine.
  10. Let people know in advance what time you’ll be arriving so that someone can open and close the gate for you.
  11. Keep your own driveway well lit and cut back any overgrown shrubs which could obstruct vision of your surroundings.
During an interview with Fourways Review,  Jean Berdou (Chairperson of the Douglasdale Police Forum) gave advice to motorists who find themselves in a hijack situation.
The following steps could help save your life in a hijack situation:
  1. Remain calm and non-confrontational.
  2. Be compliant and do as the hijackers say.
  3. Hand over your car keys without hesitation.
  4. Appeal to their humanity and ask them to let you go.
  5. Although it’s difficult, try to absorb as much detail as possible (e.g. the age, facial features and physical build of the hijackers).
  6. Get as far away from the hijackers as possible before calling for help.
  7. Report the incident to your local police station and vehicle tracking company.
  8. Seek trauma counselling to help you recover from the ordeal.
Purchasing a high risk vehicle can increase your chances of becoming a hijack victim. We recommend you keep the following tips in mind to help you stay safe on the road.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Japanese Nissan Cube Vs Honda Fit : A Comparison

Nissan Cube vs Honda Fit: Choose your family car

Although a subcompact hatchback and a compact wagon aren’t typically competitor, both Nissan Cube vs Honda Fit regularly stays in the same list of consideration. Both are very similar as having almost the same body length, good space for passengers and cargo; and last but not important, a high score in crash tests. For someone who’re looking for an affordable vehicle in the city, then it’s going to be hard to choose between these two. Therefore, today Cars From Japan will give you more clues to choose your city car between  Nissan Cube vs Honda Fit.

Nissan Cube Over View

Nissan Cube public in 1998, and initially sold only in Japan. Later, Cube got it into North American and European markets since 2009 but in 2014 yet again exclusive only in Japan. Nissan Cube has been recognized as Top Safety Pick by IIHS; 2010 Automobile Design of the Year Award; and (sounds funny to me), AAA Top vehicle picks for dog owners. Third Generation of Nissan Cube is from 2008-1014.

Honda Fit Over View

Since its first introduced in 2001, despite it hardly good looking shape; Honda Fit always stays on top of its rangefor smart space design, yet fun to drive, excellent visibility and fuel fuel-efficient. Over the years, Honda Fit won many awards such as Japan best car of the year; MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards 2007—Best of the Year; 2012 Best Cars for Families Awards – No. 1 in Affordable Small Cars; and so on… Honda Fit is also known as Honda Jazz and currently in it’s Third Generation since 2013.

Nissan Cube vs Honda Fit Comparison

Performance and Fuel Consumption

For some tests, Fits has better acceleration but Cube is finer in highway driving range. In most of the driving test on city, highway and combined road, Honda Fit proved it is more eco-friendly by using less gas than Nissan.

The Look

In my point of view, I have to say Nissan Cube have a trendy – stylish looking. If you want something stunning and catch the attention of everyone around, Cube is surely your call. Otherwise, for someone who favors a decent look, immerse into the crowd, Fit will serve best.
Nissan Cube vs Honda Fit

Passenger Comfort

In this field, Cube is highly more focus on passengers experience. Cube’s front row head room and leg room are larger, which means more comfort and relax for drivers to enjoy their ride. Cube’s second-row seat as well gives more space to guests or family members on board. There is no discuss Nissan Cube wins the passenger comfort challenge in Nissan Cube vs. Honda Fit fight.

Cargo Space

In the normal state, Fit trunk space provides about 1.5 to 1.7 times more than Nissan. Nevertheless, when you fold of the rare seat rows, Cube reveals it’s hidden spaces and is slightly more spacious than Fit. So it actually depends on your needs whether you want a bit less comfort but both people and stuff; or lots of space for either people or stuff.

Nissan Cube vs Honda Fit Final Words

I would say, Honda Fit is a secure choice for all ages. Seats for 5 people, enough cargo space and a normal look. On the contrary, Nissan Cube focus more on young ages with a fascinating look, fun to stay in for both driver and passengers.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Toyota RAV4 VS Nissan X-Trail: Which is better?

Compact Sports Utility Vehicles are always very popular among the mass. Here, I am going to compare Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail on many standards. Both the cars are famous for their value of the money features and excellent grip on the road. So,  Let us see, what the real facts about both are.

Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail

Toyota RAV4 VS Nissan X Features
Main FeaturesToyota RAV4Nissan X-Trail
Passenger accommodation55
Power Windowsyesyes
Air Bagsyesyes
Top Speed114mph112mph
lock4 WD4 WD
Pick up8.3 second9 seconds
 If you are looking for an economical mid-size SUV that perfectly serves as a family cargo, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail both are in the race with equal points. However, as we include the features comparison, the battle of Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail is definitely interesting. Let us start the countdown.


Toyota RAV4 Interior
Toyota RAV4: The SUV is not exactly fit for five people as the fifth passenger can face small legroom. However, the interior of the car has a number of features like power window, keyless entry, enough storage space etc. The carcass of the SUV is just like any other modern car. Power locks, foldable rear seats, shift lever, etc. add the extra charm. The SUV is entirely dedicated to the small family where the cargo area includes a cup holder, shopping bag hooks, tie down hooks and door panel pockets. The foldable rear seat adds extra space to the cargo area, which is quite versatile. Map-lights, digital clocks, seat’s height adjustment etc. appends additional features to make it comfortable on the road.
Nissan X-Trail: The SUV is perfect for five adults. The car is spacious but the feel of softness is missing somewhere. However, the peculiar instrument panels, extra glove box, easily accessible control, low mounted AC vents are other features, which are impressive. The chassis of the car is strong and includes all the safety features like dual front airbags, electronic brake-force distribution or anti-lock braking system.
Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X- Trails round 1 goes to Nissan for sure.


Toyota RAV4 Exterior
Toyota RAV4: The car is available in three-door as well as five-door versions. It shows the entire curve beautifully along with the high window, funky wheels, and less aggressive AWD vehicle. The rear door is hinged on the right. So, It may be problematic for the right-hand drivers. The car comes with 16” steel wheels, fog light and 70 series all seasons tires. The optional lockable center and short, front and rear overhangs add some extra oomph.
Nissan X-Trail Exterior
Nissan X-Trail:  Are you looking for a boxier SUV? Here is your perfect car. The monstrous X-Trail is a crossover SUV. It has a large rear hatch, optional roof rack, light towing capacity and heavy looks. Although, X-trail is not economical compared to the RAV4, but on the road it is amazing. The car is fitted with 65 series all-season tires, large power sunroof, and alloy wheels.
Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-trial round 2 goes to Toyota undisputedly.

Performance on the Road

Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4: The driving is smooth in urban areas, but as soon as the SUV goes off road, the problem starts. The small 1.8l to 2.0l engine makes the car not so perfect on the highways. The 127 HP is definitely not, what one looks in an SUV. Here, the noisy Powertrain spoils the meaning of fun driving for sure. Apart, the SUV is fuel-efficient when one drives it at a moderate speed. The car is great for a smooth drive with the family as it is easy to handle. At turns, the car starts to shine. It can execute a three-point turn, which makes it fun to drive on busy and packed roads. The vehicle is reliable when one gets comfortable with the wheels.
Nissan X-Trail
Nissan X-Trail: Opposite to the RAV4, X-Trail is not for the urban runabout. Its tall features give great views and its strong chassis makes it easy to drive off the roadAlthough it does not come under sports car segment, but the interior, versatility, and space can challenge any sports car easily. It is entirely a powerful car with four-cylinder engines. Even the small gas capacity (2.0 l) delivers 40HP, which is amazing. X-Trail GT (turbocharged version) of Nissan delivers 280hp with the same gas capacity. The four-speed automatic transmission, manual transmission or five-speed transmission, either 2WD drive or 4WD drive is the real example of a versatile car.
Now, because of the less aerodynamic body, the car is not flexible on the road. However, on the bad road condition, one can change FWD to AWD mode of driving for a swift flow. Furthermore, the driving on LOCK-MODE is not safe, especially in 4WD mode. Still, the X-Trail steering and suspension are well tuned. The car is easy to control and a bliss for a long drive on tough roads.
Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail round 3 goes to Nissan again for its off-road control quality.

The Ultimate Winner: Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail

No doubt, Nissan X-Trail is a better choice than a Toyota RAV4 if one is looking for a sturdy car, with a powerful performance in the end. Still, choosing a car is one’s own personal choice. If one check Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail, On the urban road, Toyota RAV4 performs better while off-road, it cannot even chase Nissan X-Trail. Whichever car you choose, look for safety, smooth drive and your requirement first and then only decide.