As promised, I finally found some time to take the X-Trail off-road and test its 'adventure' credentials.
Having now racked up just over 5000km, it’s time to check back in with my thoughts and experiences with Nissan’s top-selling SUV.
Touring Queensland and parts unknown with Nissan's popular mid-sized family hauler.
Hey look, its a $2000 black pack that you don't need. Meet the X-Trail N-Sport... now say goodbye and buy the ST-L, instead.
The Nissan X-Trail is a crowd favourite and a name synonymous with SUVs. But at the top end of the range, does the X-Trail represent value for money? Paul Maric finds out.
In the second half of last year, we welcomed a facelifted Nissan X-Trail Ti to the CarAdvice Melbourne office's long-termer garage. As with all of our long-term reviews, our time with the mid-sized X-Trail would be spent in assessing its suitability for the modern family, in a market segment packed to the rafters with options...
A solid workhorse, with seven seats and a very comfortable ride.
The 2017 Nissan X-Trail makes the most sense in entry ST form, where it excels by offering maximum practicality for minimum outlay. This new mid-life update brings a nicer cabin design and AEB to the table, improving it further.
The 2017 Nissan X-Trail gets a new look and new driver assistance technologies to maintain its appeal amongst growing families.
Everyone enjoys getting out of the urban jungles and hitting the road. North, south, west, it really doesn't matter as long as you're comfortable. Sadly, we cannot all afford the most expensive and luxurious car for the task, so, compromise is necessary. It's a battle of the ages: Budget versus purpose is generally the main consideration, and that's probably a good thing for the Nissan X-Trail...
The entry-level Nissan X-Trail promises loads of space and strong value for money, but is that enough in this hard-fought market?