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5 things our readers love about the Nissan X-Trail e-POWER

Rugged, cosseting and electrified – this is what our readers think of the Nissan’s biggest family SUV...

Like embarking on a big family adventure, making the switch to electric driving is truly exciting. But, what if you’re not quite ready to go all-electric right away? What if you want an electrified car that has all the go-anywhere convenience of petrol you’re used to, blended with true EV-like driving character? That’s where the new Nissan X-Trail e-POWER[1]comes in.

Available with five or seven seats[2] (so you can pack even more into every journey), the Nissan X-Trail e-POWER offers sharp looks, a wealth of next-generation safety and connectivity technology and off-roading abilities that speak to its rugged lineage. Then we come to e-POWER.

e-POWER is a unique electrified powertrain that uses an electric motor to power the wheels, while a petrol engine keeps the battery topped up. The result is true EV-like driving character, with smooth acceleration and heaps of all-electric torque.

The Nissan X-Trail e-POWER also comes with Nissan’s advanced e-4ORCE[3] all-wheel drive system. This controls the torque and braking for each wheel individually, giving priority to the ones with the most grip to maximise stability and traction – meaning you can take those big family weekends even further.

To find out exactly how the Nissan X-Trail e-POWER is to drive, we invited a group of What Car? readers to Goodwood to try it for themselves[4]. Watch the video above and read the quotes below to find out what they thought.

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Djaffar Ziriat: “The handling was simply immense. The car felt so planted at all times. And the visibility was great, too. The whole car just felt really safe.”

Priya Pathak: “The driving position really stood out to me. I’m quite short, but the electrically adjustable seat made it so easy to get comfortable and have a great view of the road ahead.”

Steve Stotesbury: “The one-pedal e-Pedal Step driving is incredible. Everything is controlled through your right foot and you’re not swapping between pedals all the time. It makes for a much smoother drive.”

Bill Naylor: “e-POWER is a revelation. I’ve driven traditional hybrids before, and they’re often let down by their fussy gearboxes. But, the electric feel from the Nissan X-Trail e-POWER is totally seamless.”

Sandeep Pathak: “I love anything to do with technology, so I was pleasantly surprised with all the gadgets in the Nissan X-Trail e-POWER. The touchscreen, the head-up display, the digital dials... it was all great.”

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[1] e-Power is a unique technology, it is not a 100% electric vehicle & requires petrol to fuel the electric motor. Search ‘Nissan e-POWER’ for more details.

[2] Seven seats available at an extra charge.

[3] Available on selected X-Trail e-POWER models.

[4] Opinions based on personal driving experiences, individual experiences may differ.