The Nissan X-Trail is a mid-size SUV that has been on sale in Australia since 2001.
Now into its third generation, one of the Nissan X-Trail's strengths in its category, where it takes on cars like the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V, is that is it offers five- and seven-seat configurations, putting it high on the list of growing families on a budget or the lifestyle-orientated who need cargo space.
Starting at just over $30,000, it's only a fraction more expensive than Nissan's smaller-sized Qashqai and even smaller Juke, while it's much cheaper than the large sized Pathfinder.
The Nissan X-Trail comes in a five-door wagon bodystyle, pairing it with a range of interior formats and specification around the amount of seats chosen.
The X-Trail offers engines in either petrol and diesel guise and both two- and all-wheel drive. All cars, except the base petrol, feature an automatic transmission and feature a comprehensive list of safety features, with AEB standard across the range and the higher trim levels getting blind-spot warning and lane-departure warning and avoidance.
When towing something with a brake system Nissan says the petrol engine equipped X-Trails will handle 1500kg while the diesel powered TS and TL variants can tow 1650kg. Regardless specification your X-Trail is rated to tow only 750kg on a trailer with no brake system.
Does the Nissan X-Trail feature ISOFIX seating?
The X-Trail features two ISOFIX anchorage points in the second seating row, enabling two child seats to be fixed in the back with room for a third occupant in the middle. The boot space comprises 565 litres on both the five-seater and seven-seater when the third row is folded away.
What infotainment technology does the Nissan X-Trail offer?
All Nissan X-Trails feature Bluetooth audio streaming and an iPod compatible USB port on the 7.0-inch touchscreen. Stepping up to the ST-L, N Trek, Ti and TL brings digital radio capability, while only the latter three variants feature the eight-speaker Bose audio.
What off-road technology does the X-Trail have?
When the X-Trail is fitted with an automatic transmission it is fitted standard with Hill Descent Control as standard, which regulates the maximum speed the vehicle can roll down hill by automatically applying the brakes. The two-wheel drive ST and ST-L variants must option this technology.