I had the opportunity to test drive the new Nissan X-Trail.
From the outside, it looks sharp, with Nissan’s iconic ‘V-motion’ grille and daytime running LED lights. The windscreen is designed to give you a panoramic view of your surroundings, which is great when you’re driving in conditions with reduced visibility.
The interior is luxurious with a thicker, D shaped steering-wheel and the use of nicer-feeling materials throughout, making each trip comfortable. There is a lot of leg room and head space for the driver, with an adjustable seat which can be scaled to suit your needs. You can seat up to 7 people in the car, which is great for school runs and weekend getaways. It is perfectly styled for everyday family adventures.
The cargo capacity is an impressive 565 litres with the seats up and 945 litres with the seats down. A big benefit which Car Advice mentioned is the sub-floor storage “for items you don’t want seen from the outside, plus a power foot-operated tailgate.” For sales reps who are on the road a lot, it’s quite a useful thing to have.
Nissan prides itself on being up to date with all the latest technology features, so naturally there’s lots offer. There’s everything you could ask for, from hands free Bluetooth to a user friendly centre console.
And so here we go with the all important fuel efficiency and it’s good news.
The real time fuel economy held steady at 9L/100km. The best I managed to get it down to was 6.7l/100km on the open roads, so if you’re travelling between cities, it’s a reasonably economical option for getting around. Of course, while most people like the look of big SUVs, they don’t necessarily need the off-road ability they traditionally possess. Handily, the X-Trail allows you to choose eco-mode to keep costs down.
So if you’re looking for a reliable and consistent SUV, the Nissan X-Trail is a good choice.