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Read and compare reviews on the Nissan X-Trail 2014 – 2019 Model from top New Zealand automotive journalists on trusted websites.

2018 Nissan X-Trail Review

Nissan X-Trail Driveline Review


From the outside, it looks sharp, with Nissan’s iconic ‘V-motion’ grille and daytime running LED lights.

The windscreen is designed to give you a panoramic view of your surroundings, which is great when you’re driving in conditions with reduced visibility.

The interior is luxurious with a thicker, D shaped steering-wheel and the use of nicer-feeling materials throughout, making each trip comfortable. There is a lot of leg room and head space for the driver, with an adjustable seat which can be scaled to suit your needs. You can seat up to 7 people in the car, which is great for school runs and weekend getaways. It is perfectly styled for everyday family adventures.

The cargo capacity is an impressive 565 litres with the seats up and 945 litres with the seats down. A big benefit which Car Advice mentioned is the sub-floor storage “for items you don’t want seen from the outside, plus a power foot-operated tailgate.” For sales reps who are on the road a lot, it’s quite a useful thing to have.

Nissan prides itself on being up to date with all the latest technology features, so naturally there’s lots offer. There’s everything you could ask for, from hands free Bluetooth to a user friendly centre console.

2017 Nissan X-Trail – Car Review – The X-Factor?

Nissan X-Trail review by Drive Life


Nissan recently facelifted their third generation X-Trail, which originally launched in 2013. We tested it out for a week to see how it stacks up against its rivals in this busy market segment.

All models feature the same 2.5 litre four cylinder engine, making 126kW and 226Nm. This is connected to a CVT transmission. All get 17” wheels except the Ti which has 19s.

Standard features include ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Active Trace Control (aids driving on acute or sharp curves and ensures that vehicle traverses its path perfectly), Active Ride Control, Hill Start Assist, six airbags, front seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners, keyless entry and start, reversing camera.

The Ti has several features the other cars in the range don’t get, including 8 speaker Bose stereo, radar cruise, auto dimming rear-view mirror, 360 degree camera view, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, rain sensing wipers, LED headlights and power tailgate.

The X-Trail is a good-looking SUV, and the Ruby Red really suits it. With some chrome highlights here and there, the odd bit of grey plastic, and those two-tone 19” alloys it looks smart but not too big or boxy. Nissan have used curved contours, a swept-up window line and some angled light clusters to make it look a bit different from the rest of the SUV pack.

Nissan X-Trail is a surprisingly big deal

Nissan X-Trail review by Stuff


Nissan is something of a quiet achiever in the SUV-genre – in New Zealand and around the world.

Seems like a long time ago now, but in 2008 Nissan NZ replaced its core family car, the Primera, with an SUV called the Qashqai.

It was a matter of necessity because the British-built Primera had come to an end (NZ was the last right-hand-drive export market for it). But Nissan NZ went in boots and all, unashamedly offering the Qashqai in 2WD only and making no apologies for it being the new mainstream choice.

The second-generation Qashqai (2013) also spawned the current X-Trail. Formerly a rather functional SUV, the third-generation X-Trail is based on the same platform as Qashqai and has evolved into more of a crossover. Softer styling, more emphasis on family-friendly features – including a seven-seat option on some variants.

Nissan still argues the two are very different models, but think of the X-Trail as a scaled-up, powered-up Qashqai and you’re not far off. In the United States, the two even have the same name: the X-Trail is known as Rogue, while the smaller car is the Rogue Sport. Admittedly that’s because Nissan was worried Americans would have trouble pronouncing “Qashqai”. But hey, who doesn’t?

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