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For The Nissan X-Trail is more capable off-road than many rivals, plus it comes well equipped and the boot is big and practical.

Against Rear-seat space is quite tight by the standards of the class, while the engines are noisy and running costs high.

Nissan X-Trail 4x4
22 5stars

The Nissan X-Trail has the chunky looks of an old-school 4x4, but it also feels too much like an old-school 4x4.

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There are 4 Nissan X-Trail versions available

4x4 2.0 dCi 173 Acenta 5dr £25,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 dCi 173 n-tec+ 5dr £27,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 dCi 173 Tekna 5dr £29,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 dCi 150 Tekna auto 5dr £31,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Nissan X-Trail buyers can choose from a 170bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel with a six-speed automatic. Unless you need an auto, the 170bhp car makes more sense because it’s cheaper to buy and run, and its 266lb ft of muscle makes it seriously responsive.

There are three trims on offer, but even the entry-level Acenta car comes well equipped. You get climate control, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, cruise control, electric windows and a sophisticated four-wheel-drive system.

Sadly, the X-Trail is also more expensive than many rivals and it doesn’t hold its value especially well, so it’s important that you get a big discount to offset these issues.

Reader test team says:

Nissan X-Trail 4x4 2.0 dCi 173 Tekna 5dr

Owned for 4 months and drove down through France in summer, fantastic holiday car with loads of space for family and luggage. Have managed to get 44…

David Fane

5 out of 5 stars

Nissan X-Trail 4x4 2.0 dCi 173 Tekna 5dr

I've owned this X-trail for just under a year (62 plate). During that time it has been totally reliable and is a pleasure to drive. It copes well in…

Keegan Streeter

5 out of 5 stars

Nissan X-Trail 4x4 2.0 dCi 148 Trek 5dr

My car Nissan x trail 173 teenage 5 door now had car for 2 years mph 46 per gallon have had only two faults one aerial leaked water and rust on Crome…

Edwin Hayman

5 out of 5 stars

Nissan X-Trail 4x4 2.0 dCi 148 Sport Expedition 5dr

I have just picked up my X trail from a Cambridge dealer even though I live in West Yorkshire. Why?...because I managed to save almost £7k off the…

David Kirven

5 out of 5 stars
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