New Nissan X-Trail review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Practicality

Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior rear seats
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

When you compare the Nissan X-Trail to rivals including the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, you’ll find that it has a fraction less head and leg room to offer in the front. Regardless, this is a large SUV, so there’s still plenty of room and even six-footers won’t find that they’re struggling for space.

Sticking to the X-Trail’s target audience of adventurous families, you’ll find a generous amount of storage places in the front, including two fixed cupholders in the centre console, a large open space underneath the centre console, decent sized door pockets and a deep storage area within the central armrest. 

The seats in the optional third row are dubbed 'occasional' and are really best suited to kids. Adults can squeeze in for the shortest of trips, but only if you slide the second row of seats forward to create a bit more leg room. The standard third-row seats of the Sorento are far more accommodating.

Nissan X-Trail 2022 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

As standard, the second row in the X-Trail is split 60/40 unless you opt for the top two Tekna and Tekna+ trim levels, which both get the more versatile 40/20/40 split like the Skoda Kodiaq. Regardless, the X-Trail’s seats fold completely flat, meaning that there’s no awkward step in the floor when you load long items. 

What’s more, if you want a little extra space but don’t want to fold the rear seats down, you can slide them forward, making the boot larger at the expense of leg room. 

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