Strong solid 4x4 excellent off-road and good on-road. Totally competent, purposefully styled medium 4x4 estate that's spacious, very family-friendly, good to drive, well equipped and attractively priced.
- Excellent off-roader with good on-road capability
- Spacious inside
- Great for towing
- Interior trim is a bit cheap
- Diesel engines have been problematic
- Refinement is not as good as rivals
A top quality 4x4 with plenty of space. If getting the job done efficiently and cost-effectively matters more than style points or kudos, X-Trail is probably the answer. The cabin is roomy, well laid out and generously equipped, with good room for five plus lots of luggage. Minor details and trim materials might not please everyone, but it's all very user-friendly. The driving position is good and the seats are comfortable and supportive. Petrol engines of 2.0 150bhp and 173bhp with 34mpg fuel economy and 2.5 litres (170bhp) with 29mpg are refined and quite quick, but for punchier and only slightly slower performance, buyers prefer the latest 2.0d dCi, with 34mpg economy. X-Trail makes a better tow car with this unit, too. X-Trail is easy and quite light to drive, with accurate steering, not too much body roll and a fairly supple ride.
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Best Models: 2.0-litre dCi
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