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Date Registered: 04-2010
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Hi Scott
interesting reading, but not much info on the CVT Transmission. Have only received 1 reply for a long term review of the CVT transmission in regards to towing a 1,000 kg boat or van which is a bit dissapointing. I am not confident that the CVT Xtrail will make a good tow vehicle.

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Date Registered: 12-2007
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Hi all, i have been towing a 1200kg plus boat / trailer package for going on 3 years now with cvt. Pretty much same boat as posts above. I tow sometimes once a week, maybe 3 times depending on how much i fish. Some months because of weather i might not tow at all. (just trying to give you impression on how often)

I'd say it tows very well, i have had no problems at all. Sometimes highway it can rev a little high on a long steep hill but not too bad really. I have towed for 4 hours non stop no worries.

I would not tow the limit of 2 tonne, thats crazy but my boat is just perfect at around 1000-1200kg.

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Date Registered: 04-2010
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Hi Jason
I was just checking the Xtrail Forum for updates and I see your long term CVT report. Thanks mate, really appreciate the information. It is good to hear that you are happy with the CVT transmission. I like the new Series 3 model Xtrail and I think it will be the replacement for my EL Fairmont. My 5.0 metre Stejcraft is 900 kgs over the weighbridge so I think the Xtrail will be a good tow vehicle.
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Date Registered: 03-2009
Location: Ch Ch NZ
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I have a Series 2 T31 with CVT which has 15000 ks on the clock now. I regularly tow a Mustang Tournament 2000 boat with the vehicle. I estimate that of the 15000 ks, 2500 would have been towing the boat. Fully loaded up, it would be pretty close to the 2000kgs (in NZ) tow limit. On the open road the CVT works great in auto and settles at around 3200rpm at 90kph. I tow around hilly areas and the XTrail climbs the hills fine in auto but I feel it is better using the manual shifter and letting the engine rev a little more especially around windy roads. The trailer is braked so coming down hills is no problem and I generally stick with auto mode. Fuel economy is pretty good as well. On a trip from shaky old Christchurch to Havelock in the Marlborough Sounds, I generally average 18.5 l/100kms, having to top up the tank in Blenheim which is 300ks from ChCh. As a comparison, my friend has a diesel Pathfinder and gets 16.5 l/100kms on the same trip with my boat.
In summary, I am very happy with the way the XTrail tows and also how stable the whole setup is with the 18" wheels and tyres and would have no worries about recommending one to anyone for towing up to the towing weight limit.

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Date Registered: 11-2008
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G'day mate, good to see you seem happy with the vehicle, just out of interest could you post your fuel consumption when not towing the boat?

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Date Registered: 03-2009
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G'day mate, good to see you seem happy with the vehicle, just out of interest could you post your fuel consumption when not towing the boat?



Sure. On the same trip without the boat I get around the 8-9 l/100ks depending on how loaded the vehicle is, so basically twice the fuel consumption towing the same route.

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Date Registered: 11-2008
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Thanks mate, helps to put it all in perspective. Have not done much towing with mine due to work commitments, also my boat is much lighter so if I ever do manage to get it out of the shed I should see something better than your consumption. My Exy has managed to hold 9.2L/100k from new, mainly round town with the leadfoot wife driving, when I do get to drive it the number is much lower.

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Date Registered: 03-2009
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Thanks mate, helps to put it all in perspective. Have not done much towing with mine due to work commitments, also my boat is much lighter so if I ever do manage to get it out of the shed I should see something better than your consumption. My Exy has managed to hold 9.2L/100k from new, mainly round town with the leadfoot wife driving, when I do get to drive it the number is much lower.



Wish I could get 9.2 around town here in Christchurch. Some of the roads are so munted from earthquake damage, we almost need 4WD to get around the tarmac. My typical around town consumption is 10.5 on good tank fulls. Still, musn't complain. Kia Kaha

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Guys,

Please don't turn this thread into a fuel consumption one as we do have an existing thread covering the T31 diesel and petrol fuel consumptions under the Fuel & Oil section of the forum. Thanks.

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Date Registered: 02-2012
Location: St Peters, South Australia
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HI, found this site, looks like it gives all the info you need for the towed vehicle. But you also need the info on your towing vehicle as to it's capabilities to do so.
Some info regarding specs for towing is just so technical, this is the best I have found.
Place your mouse over picture and click on it to increase size to read properly.
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