Nissan X-Trail Road Test 2020 Radio Review

2019 XTRAIL N-TREK (1)

The Nissan X-Trail is a very common sight on Australian roads and that’s for good reason, it’s an SUV that does pretty much everything right.

The X-Trail fits neatly between the smaller Nissan Qashqai and the larger Pathfinder. Worldwide the X Trail is a huge success and partners with the Renault Koleos.

While many SUVs look similar the X-Trail has its own style without being excessive and different to its sister the Renault Koleos Inside it’s actually very comfortable and roomy. Leather everywhere, plenty of storage and easy to use controls.

The 2.5 litre comes with a CVT and produces 126 kW/226 Nm which is typically enough grunt for most buyers.

Rather than excelling at any one thing, the X Trail TI is pretty good at almost everything, and I guess that is why it is popular. It looks good, some say an acquired taste and is full of comfort and safety features as well as providing a smooth ride. It isn’t for the adventurous as the AWD capability is more suited to safety and the towing is a little lacking. Overall though the X Trail is a good offering in a very crowded segment.

Priced from just over $45,000 plus the usual costs its good value as well

I’m Rob Fraser

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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.