Matthew N bought this Nissan X-Trail new for $37,500 (including all on-road costs). Matthew N would buy this car again because: “It does just what it says on the box, Nissan’s own website says “No matter the lifestyle you live, the Nissan X-Trail can accommodate it”. .
There’s no denying that’s true and why I’d buy it again. It’s been able to shift from family SUV to packhorse at a moment’s notice and get the job done.
The X-Trail has been mechanically flawless in the time I’ve owned it.
This seems to be the only problem with intermittent bluetooth pairing. Obviously an infotainment system designed in 2014 doesn’t quite work with a 2021 phone, but if that’s the car’s only problem, I’m not complaining.
Aside from the Bluetooth issue mentioned above that can be a hassle if you need the navigation to work, the car has done everything I’ve asked it to do.
I’m loaded up with friends to take us places and bring us back home in comfort then fold the back seats down to the local hardware store and fill up the 945 liters worth of boot space.
As it’s not a 4WD version of the X-Trail I haven’t asked it to go off-road but its 2WD capabilities handle gravel back roads and a bit of extra ground clearance gets me on a small road. has been successful. Ford when the water level is just above a trickle.
I haven’t been able to go wrong owning the X-Trail.
I was treated very professionally after surprising the sales team with more knowledge of the Nissan lineup than their Nissan expert.
This generation of X-Trail has also sharpened the pencil since its launch in 2017.
As the vehicles neared the run-out the T33 model was delayed by two years to market, offering three years of free servicing and steeper pricing against its rivals, all at my local Nissan. Met a friendly team of people who now know me. I look forward to a much more pleasant experience than your average shopper.
A $37,500 drive-away price with three years of free servicing was fantastic.
Knowing that I don’t have to pay a single cent for three years is fantastic and gives me peace of mind.
This particular X-Trail features LED daytime running lights, power seats, heated seats and heated rear mirrors for an easy start on those winter mornings, a trip computer with excellent adjustability, and plenty of driver-side options. Information is thrown away. Surely you know how capable your X-Trail is.
Now the X-Trail doesn’t need a 0-100km/h sprint but it’s not that kind of car.
The CVT drones on as you realize it’s doing nothing more than finding the best band for that particular part of your drive, which in turn helps fuel economy.
Surprisingly, I managed to achieve a claimed fuel economy of 8.2L/100km without touching the ECO button myself.
The screen size in the ST-L is perfect for implementing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but it seems Nissan wanted to wait another six months to bring those features to the X-Trail.
But that screen size brings with it satellite navigation, Bluetooth, and Nissan’s surround-view monitor.
This camera has been the best feature in this car. Every park is perfect and you won’t have any excuses for getting it wrong. Avoiding gutters or obstacles has never been so easy with one click of the camera button and you can see everything.
The leather seats feel like a bench at times, but over long distances they seem to hold you in place without discomfort, and the seat and wheel all feel well-adjusted to engage the drive. .
The handling of the car is well-tuned and the safety devices help maintain comfort on slippery or gravel roads without overpowering the driver and giving the car a sense of handling.
In the time I’ve owned the X-Trail it’s been everything I’ve ever wanted.
If I needed to move people it did so with ease, if I needed to move furniture it didn’t require much space.
Generally X-Trail is fit for purpose. While time has moved on and the technology isn’t where it should be compared to a newer model, the X-Trail’s mechanical reliability will see you through for years to come and accommodate any lifestyle. .