All X-Trail models are reasonably well equipped; even entry-level Visia cars have alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, a CD player and DAB radio.
However, if you’re not bothered about the big colour touchscreen and navigation system on higher-grade versions, mid-spec Acenta is the trim to go for. It adds a lot of useful and attractive kit including a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and electric folding mirrors. It also offers the option of an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive, which aren’t available on the base trim.
N-Connecta brings a touchscreen with sat-nav, as well as additional safety assist features such as automatic city braking, larger alloys wheels, parking camera, keyless entry and start and a hands-free power tailgate, making it a tempting choice.
Tekna really isn’t worth the extra, unless you absolutely must have heated (for the first two rows) leather seats and an upgraded Bose sound system.