Nissan X-Trail review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Performance & drive

Nissan X-Trail 2019 rear tracking
  • 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:
  • Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox
  • Suspension and ride comfort
  • Handling
  • Noise and vibration

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox

The Nissan X-trail's 157bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine is shared with the smaller Nissan Qashqai. It hesitates when moving the heavy X-Trail from a standstill and requires you to push the accelerator hard before it springs into life.

When on the move, though, it pulls surprisingly hard for its relatively small capacity and shows real willingness to be revved hard, while the fact that the standard  seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is relatively swift to respond also aids performance.