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Nissan X-Trail

(2014 - present)

The Nissan X-Trail is a medium-sized SUV/crossover and the largest in the Nissan SUV family. It shares many of its components with the smaller Nissan Qashqai. It is available with either five or seven seats. Called the Nissan Rogue in the USA and Canada, Nissan claims that it is the most popular SUV in the world.

The current-generation X-Trail has been on sale since 2014, with a major update in 2017 and various other improvements over the last few years. It is expected that a replacement model will arrive in the UK sometime in 2021. Against a number of newer models from other brands, the X-Trail has struggled to remain competitive in recent years, which is reflected in an overall Expert Rating of 66% (as of May 2020), which puts it firmly in the bottom half of its market segment and a long way behind the best in its class.

The Nissan X-Trail has been praised for its practicailty and spaciousness as a five-seater model, although the optional extra row of seats is really only suitable for young children. Newer rivals are considered to be more comfortable and better to drive, with improved safety technology and better infotainment systems.

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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £26,835 on-road

Launched: Summer 2014
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: 2021


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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2014









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Nissan X-Trail has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Nissan X-Trail has received


  • Sunday Times Motor Awards – Best Dog-Friendly Car

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