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
If you’re not bothered about the big 7.0in colour touchscreen and navigation system on higher-grade versions, mid-spec Acenta is a good choice. It adds a lot of useful kit including dual-zone climate control, driver’s lumbar adjustment and power-folding door mirrors. You also get panoramic sunroof, but this limits rear head room so do check before you buy.
If you’re going to be towing often or regularly have all seven seats filled, this engine will certainly give you more low-end pulling power, but it’s not that much faster than the 1.6 dCi and is less efficient. If you don’t plan on filling the X-Trail to the brim with people and luggage, you probably won’t feel the benefit.