Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
When comparing equivalent engines and trims, the X-Trail looks competitively priced next to the Kodiaq. However, the Kodiaq is predicted to hold onto more of its value (which helps when buying on finance) and offers a broader choice of engine power options.
Safety and security
Automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian recognition is standard on mid-range Acenta models and above. N-Connecta models add traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning (these are optional on the lower trims), while range-topping Tekna models add blindspot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Euro NCAP awarded the X-Trail five stars for safety back in 2014, but, because the tests have become more demanding since then, it can’t be directly compared to five-star rivals such as the Seat Tarraco, which was tested in 2019.