New Nissan X-Trail review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior infotainment
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 front cornering
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 rear cornering
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior dashboard
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior rear seats
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior infotainment
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 right tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 front cornering
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 rear left tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 rear left tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 headlight detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior front seats
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 boot open
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 boot open seats down
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 front cornering
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 rear cornering
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior dashboard
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior rear seats
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior infotainment
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 right tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 front cornering
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 rear left tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 rear left tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 headlight detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior front seats
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 boot open
  • Nissan X-Trail 2022 boot open seats down
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

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.

Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

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). 

Overview

If you don’t ask too much of the X-Trail, it’s a comfortable and quiet cruiser that’ll fit seven people without any issues. The issue is that for similar money there are plenty of rivals that are more comfortable, more fun to drive and that offer even more space.

  • Plenty of standard equipment
  • Option of third row of seats
  • Good predicted resale values
  • Small boot compared to rivals
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Not particularly efficient considering the E-Power system
New car deals
Save up to £1,218
Target Price from £31,059
Save up to £1,218
or from £375pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £41,000
Leasing deals
From £345pm