Nissan X-Trail review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Interior

Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 front tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 rear tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD centre dial detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD front right tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD right side panning
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD rear static
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD front seats
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 front tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 rear tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD centre dial detail
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD front right tracking
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD right side panning
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD rear static
  • Nissan X-Trail 2019 RHD front seats
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

All models have a height-adjustable driver’s seat, as well as reach and rake adjustment for the steering wheel. Adjustable lumbar support for the driver is standard from second-rung Acenta trim. Although the X-Trail offers a comfortable driving position for most, those with particularly long legs will be in frequent contact with the centre console.

The X-Trail’s dashboard is clear and logically laid out, with controls placed within easy reach. Buttons and switches are all large and easy to operate while you’re driving, as well as positive and precise in their actions.

Quality

The X-Trail feels reasonably solidly put together. The dashboard good makes use of textured, soft-touch plastics and contrasting silver highlights, and the switches are reasonably well damped. However, you’ll notice some flimsy plastics around the door pockets, and you’re greeted by an unpleasantly tinny twang when you close a door. This makes the car feel a lot less premium than a fair few of its rivals.

Materials farther back in the car are more durable than they are plush, but you won’t find any exposed metalwork or sharp edges, even if you make a concerted effort to look for them.