The Nissan X-Trail is okay, but there are rivals with better handling, comfort, interior space and infotainment systems for similar or less moneyread the full model review
X-Trails start off with a reasonable equipment level, with this cheapest Visia version providing 17in alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, a CD player and a DAB radio, but we’d recommend setting your sights a little higher.
This is the lower-powered diesel choice and is offered with a choice of front or four-wheel drive when paired with the standard six-speed manual gearbox or as front-drive only with the optional CVT automatic transmission. It pulls reasonably well from low revs, but ultimately it’s down on power compared with many rivals and not very refined. The auto gearbox exacerbates this, sending the engine revs flaring when you put your foot down.