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Nissan X-Trail review

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 53.7
” Well-made, easy-to use and surprisingly posh SUV isn't as practical as rivals “

At a glance

Price new £35,185 - £49,505
Used prices £21,146 - £35,530
Road tax cost £180 - £600
Insurance group 21 - 36
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Fuel economy 37.2 - 48.7 mpg
Miles per pound 5.5 - 7.1
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Pros & cons

  • E-Power refined when pottering
  • 4WD models reasonably capable off-road
  • Spacious five-seater
  • Exceedingly cramped third row
  • Not the biggest boot in class
  • Rivals are sharper to drive

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 17 February 2023 Updated: 28 September 2023


Handsome, well made and – whisper it – surprisingly lush inside. The Nissan X-Trail family SUV is more appealing than ever and comes with plenty of variety. Entry-level models are mild-hybrid and front-wheel drive, with a more powerful and efficient full hybrid e-Power system offered. If you want more performance or the security of four-wheel drive, e-4orce versions of the full hybrid are worth a look, while five or seven seats are available.

Truth be told, even if you do opt for seven chairs, the X-Trail is best thought of as a five-seater with the option of two occasional seats that fold out of the boot; even Nissan says they’re best suited to kids. That puts it up against the SEAT Tarraco and Skoda Kodiaq, as well as hybridised versions of the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe. If you want a truly commodious seven-seater for this money, you’ll probably need something van based like the Citroen Berlingo.

There are five trim levels to choose from, although it’s worth noting that not every trim level is available with every engine. Base level Visia models come with alloy wheels, parking sensors and cruise control. Upping it to Acenta Premium adds wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a reversing camera. N-Connecta cars upgrade to a 12.3-inch infotainment system, Tekna models receive Nissan’s semi-autonomous technology and top dog Tekna+ buyers will benefit from 20-inch alloys and a Bose sound system.

Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the Nissan X-Trail, including how practical it is, how much it costs to run, what it’s like to drive – and whether we recommend buying one or not.