Nissan X-Trail AWD SUV 2021 Review

We drive the Nissan X-Trail on a road test review

Nissan X Trail has been hugely successful around the world, stick around for a minute and see why. Nissan X-Trail is one of those cars that does everything well.

2021 Nissan X Trail TI front qtr driving It’s getting a little long into the model cycle but now for 2021 Nissan have upgraded the popular SUV with standard Apple Car Play and Android Auto, upgraded 7.0 inch infotainment and connectivity screen across the range.

For models ST-L and above they have also added Intelligent Driving Alert to the comprehensive safety features on all models.

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There are four models in the range as well as a choice between front wheel drive and Awd, three engines and two transmissions.

The top model the X-Trail Ti comes well equipped with features such a heated front and rear leather seats, adaptive auto headlights, 19 inch alloy wheels and additional safety functionality.

2021 Nissan X Trail TI interior

The reason why the X Trail is so successful is that it seems to hit a sweet spot of size, value for money, comfort and features. There is also a seven seat version available.

Priced from $30,665 for the entry level manual ST 2WD through to $45,965 for the range top TI AWD, plus the usual costs there is something for everyone in the range.

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2021 Nissan X Trail TI screen

What is good?

  • Standard Features especially the Ti AWD model
  • Interior space
  • AWD system is effective

What is not so good?

2021 Nissan X Trail TI front qtr

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2021 Nissan X Trail TI profile

Model   

2021 Nissan X-Trail TI AWD

Model Price $45,965 MLP*
Engine 2.5L 4 Cyl Petrol
Drivetrain AWD 7 Step CVT
Power 126kW at 6,000 rpm
Torque 226 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP (2017)
CO2 Emissions 192 g/km
Economy ADR 8.3 L/100km
Tow Capacity / Tow Ball 1500 Kg / 150 Kg
Servicing 12mths/ 10000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Nissan X Trail TI rear

Overall Rating    

82/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 8
Off Road Capability 7
Value for Money 9

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Nissan X-Trail AWD SUV 2021 Review
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Summary

The reason why the X Trail is so successful is that it seems to hit a sweet spot of size, value for money, comfort and features. There is also a seven seat version available.

Priced from $30,665 for the entry level manual ST 2WD through to $45,965 for the range top TI AWD, plus the usual costs there is something for everyone in the range.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.