The middle row of seats in the X-Trail slides in a 60/40 split. You can slide them up to leave virtually no space between the seat squab and back of the front seats, or you can slide them back to leave masses of leg room.
To fold them in a 60/40 split is a two-handed job because you have to pull a toggle at the base of the seats (from the side door), while simultaneously pulling a lever on the seat’s shoulder.
To lift them back into place is another two-handed job and the seatback doesn’t automatically go back to its original angle. When folded, they form a smooth but slightly sloping load floor. The optional third-row seats are very easy to lift or drop flat into the boot floor.
In top-spec Tekna trim, the passenger seat is part-electrically powered, but lumbar adjustment for the passenger seat isn’t available on any trim.