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.
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
Insurance group: 20E
Engine: 1618cc petrol 4-cyl inline.
Power (hp):120 @ 5,600rpm.
Torque (Nm):240 @ 2,000-4,000rpm.
Top speed (mph): 124.
Fuel economy (combined, mpg): 44.1.
CO2 emissions (g/km):149.
Key rivals: Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Skoda Kodiaq