Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The X-Trail has a fraction less head room in the front than its key rivals. However, there’s still plenty of leg room for even very tall occupants.
The two fixed cupholders in the centre console can hold large takeaway coffee cups quite securely. What's more, the door bins and glovebox are a good size and the deep centre cubby features a USB port, so it’s ideal for storing a phone.
Seat folding and flexibility
The second row in the X-Trail is split 60/40, rather than the more useful 40/20/40 arrangement you get in some rivals. However, the seats do slide, so you can make the boot bigger at the expense of leg room. The optional third-row seats are very easy to lift into place and drop flat into the boot floor.