Nissan X-Trail Review, Specs & Performance

Practical and comfortable SUV impresses

Lots of equipment on board

The Nissan X-Trail is a practical and comfortable SUV that will impress. There's a lot of equipment on board and it's an easy, large car to drive.

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Overview of the Nissan X-Trail

Engines and performance for the Nissan X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail was revamped in 2019 which saw the introduction of a very good 1.3 litre petrol engine and a new 1.7 litre diesel unit. The engines are mated to either a new dual-clutch transmission or six-speed manual box - both are very good performers. The new engines deliver better fuel economy with the diesel unit returning around 44 mpg on the petrol engine returning economy of 35 mpg. Some may be interested to know that the towing capacity for X-Trail is 2,000 kg.

Equipment and handling

Nissan says the X-Trail is the world's bestselling SUV and this flagship offering is an excellent crossover to enjoy. A revamp in 2017 and enhancements in 2019 lead to exterior design changes, better cabin refinement and new technology being introduced. Among the new kit is the firm's ProPilot autonomous driving system which is impressive at low speeds - the idea is to make driving 'easier' which many will find useful. The Nissan X-Trail is a sound choice for families and it's a well-designed car for long motorway journeys and always feels well-planted and stable and the fairly soft suspension deals with bumpy roads extremely well. There's a choice of five- or seven-seat crossover models and there is a good list of standard kit including manual air conditioning, cruise control and DAB radio. The higher spec models feature advanced emergency braking with pedestrian recognition along with intelligent cruise control and a lane keeping system. The top models have an excellent panoramic roof, dual zone climate control and automatic headlights and wipers. The infotainment system is easy-to-use with smartphone connectivity and the better spec models also feature a 360° camera that aids parking along with electric front seat adjustment and keyless entry, plus a top end sound system. While most owners will not be taking their X-Trail off tarmac, there is an intelligent all-wheel-drive offering that will automatically send power to those wheels that need it most to retain control and will deliver confidence when driving across a variety of slippery surfaces. Essentially, as an all-rounder, the Nissan X-Trail is a family SUV that will tick most driver's boxes with lots of space, decent fuel economy and lots of equipment to impress.

More information about the Nissan X-Trail

Why not have a look at the X-Trail on the official Nissan UK company website and get the latest news about it at The UK Nissan Owners' Club.

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Nissan X-Trail in a nutshell

With a Nissan X-Trail, you’ll get a great car packed with the latest innovative technology for an affordable price.

What’s more, the Nissan X-Trail has been designed with the driver in mind, giving you a smooth and comfortable driving experience while driving across the country on UK roads.

All of that, coupled with the flexibility to choose standard Nissan features and add-ons that work for you, gives you every incentive to choose the X-Trail

Where to buy a Nissan X-Trail

With over 25 years experience under our belt and BVRLA approved, we partner with many different organisations to match you to an affordable Nissan X-Trail that meets your needs.

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