2013 Nissan XTrail Review CarInfoAndReview

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The current, second-generation  X-Trail  enters its sixth of production in 2013, yet remains one of most popular SUVs.

At the of writing this review, in the Japanese soft-roader is battling the Toyota Prado and Mazda to be the best-selling SUV locally for 2012.

an all-new Nissan X-Trail on the and previewed by the Hi-Cross concept at the Geneva motor show, time to revisit a model faces a number of newer since we last reviewed it.

of the X-Trail’s competitors tend to styling that’s more than the traditional boxy, 4WD look the Nissan came to with in 2001 and retained for its in 2007.

Nissan covers the market with the Dualis twinned with the X-Trail, the curvier Hi-Cross suggests a new direction for the third-generation X-Trail.

The rugged styling isn’t out of though, because the X-Trail is one of the robust-feeling vehicles in its medium-SUV when it comes to off-roading.

especially true in the TL diesel AWD we tested.

Nissan was late an oil-burning X-Trail to Australia, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo – from alliance partner – arriving in 2008.

There’s a 360Nm of torque (from if you go with the standard manual losing 40Nm if you opt for the six-speed that was fitted to our X-Trail

The strong diesel adds to the sense of solidity and strength on and gravel roads, with the feeling more like a 4WD than most soft-roaders.

aids include downhill assist, decent approach and angles, and a 209mm ground and the X-Trail’s All Mode 4×4-i combines sensors and vehicle-angle to automatically determine whether the needs to be engaged and send up to 50 per to the rear axle.

The 4×4-i dial on the centre and below the centre stack, can be to a LOCK position to fix the torque at 50:50 up to 40km/h, and can be turned in the direction for 2WD for fuel-saving front-wheel

Head back onto and the Nissan X-Trail’s ride doesn’t disintegrate into a mess like your off-road-focused 4WD (including its stablemate but it’s not smooth, either.

The will thump over bumps and joins, as well as feeling a little nervous travelling over lower-quality of road.

The X-Trail’s body can about a lot, leaning through corners if the driver is on and pitching noticeably under The steering is agreeable, however. there’s a lethargic response to steering inputs, the leather-wrapped is well weighted and travels lock to lock smoothly.

The engine feels more at in the bush, because its refinement short for an urban SUV.

The 2.0-litre chugs away at before a rattling soundtrack acceleration. Initial acceleration is sluggish in the auto version that strong mid-range to make its mark.

It’s no match for the quiet, frugal and 2.2-litre turbo diesel in the rival Mazda CX-5 – uses 5.7L/100km to the X-Trail’s – or the Kia Sportage’s 2.0-litre rival

Neither is the X-Trail’s interior which is somewhat plain and and with a dash dominated by a but fairly spartan centre

In the TL AWD it at least integrates standard satellite navigation, albeit basic graphics. It’s to use, though we’re not about the matron-like voice dishes out directions in a patronising

If you’re after a practical though, the Nissan X-Trail

Although the front door are narrow they include a section for bottles. Then are the lidded cupholders at either end of the another lidded compartment in the top of the a console bin and an enormous glovebox.

The double cargo floor in the is also clever thinking. The section includes a pull-out that’s perfect for storing wet gear and the like.

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Remove the upper floor and the boot’s increases from 410 to 603 litres. The cargo space enlarges to litres if you remove the rear tip the rear bench cushions after pulling release and fold the split (reclinable) completely flat.

The cargo also features a grippy and is easy to clean, while the features pull-out hooks, 12V and a cargo blind.

The packaging of the X-Trail isn’t perfect for a that stretches beyond 4.6 in length.

Rear seat isn’t as generous as some and the panoramic sunroof standard in the TL AWD headroom.

As the more expensive model of the two available for diesel X-Trails, the TL is loaded with gear.

In to the aforementioned sat-nav, sunroof and aids, other equipment leather seating, electrically heated front seats, DVD full Bluetooth hook-up, control, front/side/curtain airbags, control, keyless entry and auto headlights, and a reverse-view

Externally, there are 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED and rain-sensing wipers.

You can get into a X-Trail from just (before on-road costs are if you’re happy to forgo AWD and a of features, and trade the turbo for a 102kW/196Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder


Sitting in the middle of the engine is a 125kW/226Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder Both petrols come as with a six-speed manual but can pay extra for a CVT auto.

Nearly six years on, then, the X-Trail remains one of the most offerings in the medium-SUV segment.

showing its age, however, in of cabin design and diesel refinement, while a number of also deliver better manners.

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