Nissan X-Trail (2014 – 2017) review

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Nissan X-Trail (2014 – 2017) review

Introduction | Design | Powertrains | On the Road | Equipment | Summary and Specifications


X-Trail models of this generation come well equipped, particularly in terms of safety. A ‘Smart Vision Pack’ is included with the standard equipment on our N-Vision model, and this comprises forward emergency braking, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. Hill Start Assist is there too, and chassis control aids including ride and braking driver aids and the ‘around view monitor’ colour parking camera system.

Equipment to impress occupants includes dual zone auto air conditioning, a seven-inch touchscreen with DAB radio, Bluetooth and all the usual bells and whistles, and a panoramic sunroof.

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The Nissan X-Trail is a capable large SUV that has had many of the cruder elements of its specification dialled out, and that process will reach greater heights with the new model going on sale. But the third-generation version remains a good buy, particularly as a nearly-new model – just don’t choose it just because you need the extra two seats…

Nissan X-Trail – key specifications

Model tested: Nissan X-Trail N-Vision DIG-T 163 2WD
Price: £29,115
Insurance group:
Engine: 1618cc petrol 4-cyl inline.
Power (hp):
120 @ 5,600rpm.
Torque (Nm):
240 @ 2,000-4,000rpm.
0-62mph (sec):
Top speed (mph): 124.
Fuel economy (combined, mpg): 44.1.
CO2 emissions (g/km):
rivals: Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Skoda Kodiaq

Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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