Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
As a cash purchase, the Nissan X-Trail looks to be competitively priced with the Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq but you can’t have those rivals with hybrid tech. In fact, if you want seven seats and a hybrid engine, you’ll have to spend plenty more on the Hyundai Santa Fe.
Even better news is that the X-Trail is predicted to hold onto its value with the same vigour as the Kodiaq, meaning that it shouldn’t lose too much money over three years and should depreciate slower than the Santa Fe. That’s good news because it’ll help when buying on finance.
Tekna and Tekna+ sit atop the X-Trail pile and add more luxurious features, such as a power tailgate, larger 19in or 20in alloy wheels, a head-up display and the upgraded stereo system (if you opt for the top-tier Tekna+ trim). Trouble is, they make the X-Trail pretty expensive.
When it comes to reliability, the latest generation of X-Trail was too new to be included in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey. However, Nissan as a brand didn’t perform particularly well, finishing 25th out of the 32 car makers featured. That places it way below both Hyundai and Kia, which finished in the top 10, and Skoda in 13th, but above Peugeot (28th).