Nissan X-Trail review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
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Introduction

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SUV means ‘sports utility vehicle’, and SUVs like the Nissan X-Trail visually hint towards a lifestyle that encompasses heading to the beach with a car full of surfboards or trekking to an off-road trail with a muddy mountain bike strapped to the roof. 

Of course, look at any ‘SUV’ on the market right now and you’ll see that the term has become somewhat watered down, but the fact that X-Trail can be had with up to seven seats  makes it an appealing alternative to an MPV, and one that Nissan suggests can allow an entire family to go adventuring together. 

For those whose lifestyle takes them farther off road than to a damp campsite, the X-Trail can be equipped four-wheel-drive, and its raised ride height will come in handy, too. If you’d rather stick to the asphalt, though, front-wheel drive is available and helps to help keep running costs down. There’s a choice of a 1.7-litre diesel engine or a 1.3-litre petrol engine, and both manual and automatic gearboxes are offered.

The X-Trail has to contend against an army of versatile large SUVs, though, including the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-5, Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq. So, what does it do to stand out from the pack?

Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions of the X-Trail, along with our recommendations for which trim and engine to choose. If you decide that this is the SUV for you, head over to our New Car Buying page to find out just how much you could save.

At a glance

Number of trims6 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions41.5 - 55.4
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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