We provide 7 reasons why we love the new X-Trail. Keep reading to find out what they are in our Nissan X-Trail Review.
The 2019 Nissan X-Trail drives like a dream and has the looks to match.
There will be enough space for you and your passengers in this comfortable and spacious SUV crossover.
With its luxurious interior and sleek, sporty exterior the X-Trail truly stands out among its competitors, especially in the safety department. Thanks to the introduction of Intelligent Mobility Safety Technology, you and your passengers are kept safe in the cabin.
“The New Nissan X-Trail is more intelligent, efficient and beautiful than ever before. Offering the same torque with less bulk it packs a good punch and is now even safer than any of its predecessor.”
Are you considering buying the Nissan X-Trail? Keep reading to learn more about the X-Trail and why it might be the perfect car for you.
7 Reasons Why We Love the New Nissan X-Trail
Carrying the slogan ‘Get Inside, Go Out There’, the Nissan X-Trail will take you on the greatest adventure with the latest Intelligent Mobility Technologies and a brand-new design.
With strong styling, solid capabilities and next-level technologies like intelligent trace control, intelligent 4×4 and intelligent ride control, you are in control.
1. Nissan Intelligent Mobility
With Nissan Intelligent Mobility, your X-Trail becomes a responsive driving partner.
This makes your driving experience more connected which ensures a more thrilling drive, while keeping safety the top priority. Your X-Trail can sense and see its surroundings with warning systems designed to keep you, your passengers, and those around you, as safe as possible.
Nissan SA claims the X-Trail is for families with an adventurous spirit and their vehicle is a portal to get into that space. It comes loaded with new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology and active safety equipment such as active safety features like around-view monitor cameras and intelligent 4X4.
NIM has all the tech areas covered:
Intelligent emergency braking, intelligent lane intervention and intelligent auto headlights, takes action to keep you safe
The Intelligent Around View Monitor makes use of four cameras to give you a virtual 360º view of your surroundings.
Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Around View Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert monitors the activity around you to make sure every move is a safe one.
Improve your driving with Intelligent Trace Control, Intelligent Ride Control, Intelligent Engine Brake and Intelligent 4×4.
2. The X-Trail’s Bold Design and Strong Styling
The X-Trail, sculpted form steel and chrome, has a strong presence on the road.
The Power Panoramic Sunroof provides your passengers with enticing views of the sky as it opens all the way to the rear seats.
With the new X-Trail you have a choice between 17- and 19-inch alloy wheels. You also have a variety of exterior colours to choose from. The X-Trail has a new V-motion grille and bumper, redesigned headlamps and signature daytime running lights.
The new X-Trail also features integrated fog lamps in the front, while it has LED taillights in the redesigned rear bumper.
Although the X-Trail has some similarity to the Qashqai’s design, the Nissan X-Trail is visibly higher and longer elongated with the added option of a third row of seats.
The X-Trail will appeal more to those looking to explore the world outside of the city limits. The car has no sporty pretensions and is a refreshing alternative in a segment where SUVs are increasingly built to almost exclusively operate as road-going machines. The design seems to want you to think of the X-Trail as a 4×4, or at least a car with which you could confidently venture off the beaten track.
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3. Our Nissan X-Trail’s Review: Impressive Interior
The X-Trail’s interior can be described as luxurious yet comfortable.
Its quality interior features a new, thicker, leather-clad, D-shaped steering wheel as well as quality materials used throughout the cabin, such as double stitched leather seats.
The Nissan Connect centre console has an upgraded interface with a new glossy black trim with metallic accents.
The X-Trail’s interior is as practical as it is attractive, with a versatile seating system. 7 to 5 passengers can comfortably and safely fit into the cabin. The EZ Flex Seating System, allows you to lift a lever, slide and tilt the 2nd-row seat forward is one simple motion. Additionally, when you need more space in the boot for camping gear, sports equipment or anything else, the 2nd and 3rd row seats easily fold down.
More significant changes await buyers when they climb through the large, wider-opening doors. Taking its design and materials directly from the new Qashqai, the cabin is now of the standard of the best vehicles in the compact-SUV segment. Soft-touch plastic is used extensively, buttons are large and clearly marked, and a touchscreen infotainment system is standard fitment. The seats are comfy (the second row can slide and recline), sightlines are decent (the wide A-pillars do create some blind spots) and space all-round abounds (except if you select the flagship LE model and its panoramic sunroof, which significantly robs rear headroom; versions without the glass panels have more clearance).
4. Nissan X-Trail’s Premium Equipment and Exciting New Features
The Nissan X-Trail’s technology elevates your driving experience.
From staying in touch with your loved ones to enjoying your favourite tunes, the X-Trail’s got you covered. The Advanced Drive-Assist Display includes turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth audio calls, safety sheets to check speed, fuel consumption and distance to empty, a compass, caller ID, and the ability to monitor drive modes.
The X-Trail’s boot has a Cargo System which adapts to your needs for your next adventure in an instant. It features a set of easily adjustable shelves and divider which offers you variety of 9 configurations.
The X-Trail has leather interior, zero gravity front seats which support you from your pelvis to your chest, resulting in a comfortable drive, with less fatigue on longer trips.
Additionally, you can have peace of mind with the X-Trail’s best in class warranty of 6 year/150,000 km and a 3 year/ 90,000 km service plan.
5. The Nissan X-Trail Review on High Performance
Available in both petrol and diesel, the 2019 X-Trail offers award winning engine choices that are reliable, powerful, and fuel efficient.
Once you get behind the wheel of a Nissan X-Trail, you would most certainly see why it is known for its smooth driving that impresses over long and short journeys.
With its intelligence, dynamic driving tech, and intuitive 4×4 capabilities, the X-Trail is responsive and adaptable wherever you take it.
With 96 kW and 320 Nm, the 1.6-litre turbo diesel in the X-Trail is not the most powerful engine in the segment, but it never feels like it is underpowered. Turbo lag (the brief hesitation between throttle inputs and the actual delivery of acceleration) is ever-present, but in a certain way, the manual gearbox enables you to modulate throttle input mid-gear which allows the driver to surf the whoosh of the turbo rather than be overwhelmed by it.
The X-Trail allows you to save on energy with its electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission, with eco-mode. Or if you prefer driving manually, you can opt for the 6-speed manual transmission.
The Nissan X-Trail is equipped with Intelligent 4×4, which is a system that’s capable on- and off-road. You also have the option of choosing full-time 2WD for maximum efficiency. Auto Mode monitors terrain conditions and adjusts the power balance between the front and the rear wheels to optimise the traction. 4WD lock Mode will keep you safe and efficient in challenging conditions.
6. Your Choice of X-Trail Models
- X-TRAIL 2.0 VISIA
- X-TRAIL 2.0 VISIA (7-SEATER)
- X-TRAIL 1.6DCI VISIA (7-SEATER)
- X-TRAIL 2.5 ACENTA 4WD
- X-TRAIL 2.5 ACENTA 4WD (7-SEATER)
- X-TRAIL 2.5 ACENTA PLUS 4WD CVT
- X-TRAIL 1.6DCI TEKNA 4WD
- X-TRAIL 2.5 TEKNA 4WD CVT
7. Genuine Nissan X-Trail Review: X-Trail Accessories
Let your X-Trail reflect your personal style with accessories that help style, organise and protect.
The Nissan X-Trail has a host of approved Optional Accessories to choose from like:
- Navigation system with 7” touchscreen display & Nissan Connect Smartphone integration
- An Online Search Function that is powered by Google® and provides the latest traffic and destination information, even if you’re lost or don’t know the name of a place or area.
The New Nissan X-Trail also comes with a range of optional interior accessories, which include:
- Rubber Floor Mats (Front & Rear)
- Boot Storage Bag
- Cargo Barrier
The New Nissan X-Trail also comes with a range of optional exterior accessories, which include:
- Front Styling Plate
- Rear Styling Plate
- Headlamp Protectors
- Bonnet Protector (Smoked)
- Thule Car Rack System – Wingbar
- Weathershields (Slimline, Front & Rear)
- Tow bar
For more info on accessories for your Nissan X-Trail, click here.
See What Others Have to Say About the New Nissan X-Trail Review
See what motors.co.uk has to say about the X-Trail in the video below:
You can also book a test drive to demo the Nissan X-Trail driving experience for yourself.
Browse through our frequently asked questions about the Nissan X-Trail Review:
Which Nissan X-Trail model should I choose?
While there are various reasons why you should consider investing in a Nissan X-Trail, it comes down to your personal needs. What you plan to do with your vehicle will determine the model and engine you choose for yourself. This sleek SUV-looking vehicle is designed to offer exceptional comfort for you and your family. As the ultimate “family car” or getaway vehicle, you will be spoiled for choice with its size and safety features. It’s also a popular fleet vehicle for businesses which are looking for a reliable car that can carry both heavyweights, drive on tough terrain and look good doing it. The standard crossover offers everything you need; however, there are plenty of Nissan accessories and packs to add if need be.
What Nissan X-Trail models are available?
TheNissan X-Trailrange has eight different model options. From standard to all the bells and whistles, there are three trim levels which include the following models: Nissan X-Trail 2.0 Visia, Nissan X-Trail 2.0 Visia 7seater, Nissan X-Trail 1.6 DCI Visia 7seater, Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Acenta CVT 4WD, Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Acenta 4WD 7seater, Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Acenta Plus 4WD, Nissan X-Trail 1.6 DCI Tekna 4WD and the Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Tekna CVT 4WD. For a detailed breakdown of each, read our Nissan X-Trail specifications article.
Which Nissan X-Trail model is the best?
Each X-Trail model differs in accessories, interior and exterior features, but they’re all reliable and cost-effective when comparing this design to other competing options. Currently, one of the most popular models are the Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Acenta 4WD 7-seater which offers you the most bang for your buck! To test drive this model yourself, visit our website and enquire about a test drive online.
What is the top of the range Nissan X-Trail?
Currently, the top Nissan X-Trail model is the 2.5 Tekna CVT 4WD. Featuring all the latest innovative technology such as Nissan Intelligent Passive and Active Safety features and a CVT Transmission, you will also experience an impressive 2.5 litre petrol with 126 kW of power and 233 Nm of torque!
Is the Nissan X-Trail an SUV?
While many people will mistake this vehicle for an SUV because they look similar; however, this is a crossover vehicle. It enjoys the many benefits of a sleek SUV and will add plenty of value to your family vacations or business trips going forward. Contact us today and speak to an agent about our options. You can also book a test drive online to experience this vehicle for yourself.
Is the Nissan X-Trail a hybrid?
In South Africa, we do not have a hybrid vehicle for sale. However, there is a version available overseas. This version comes in both diesel and petrol modes, offering customers an incredibly powerful and fuel-efficient experience behind the wheel. Read our Nissan X-Trail specifications article for more information on the vehicles we have available to purchase in South Africa.
Is the Nissan X-Trail automatic?
Anyone who prefers to drive an automatic car will be happy to note that there is a CVT transmission option. Reliable and efficient, CVT provides a comfortable feeling when changing gears.
Is the Nissan X-Trail diesel?
For diesel lovers, you will rest assured knowing that there are two options to choose from. Depending on your budget and driving needs, you will be able to choose between the seven-seater 1.6 dCI Visia and the five-seater 1.6 dCI Tekna four-wheel drive. Should you have any questions regarding the engine specifics or the prices on each, speak to a sales agent or read our read our articles on the Nissan X-Trail price and the Nissan X-trail specifications..
Is the Nissan X-Trail reliable?
Absolutely! Much like the entire X-Trail range and the Nissan brand, this is one of the safest and more reliable crossover vehicles on the market now. With three engine options, namely the 2.0 litre petrol engine, the 2.5 litre petrol engine and the 1.6 litre diesel engine. With plenty of safety features and accessories to add to your driving experience, Nissan certainly maintains its high standards. They’re easy to maintain with service and with running costs. This benefit means that you will not have to compromise on the important elements when it comes to the Nissan X-Trail.
What is the luggage capacity of the Nissan X-Trail?
Get your luggage or equipment ready, because you’ll have a lot of space to stock these items. With a whopping 550-litres of pure storage space, the X-Trail has seats in the normal passenger position and 1405-litres with the rear seats folded down. Ideal for long road tips and the transporting of items.