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Today's car review..the Nissan X Trail

In our daily car review today, the vehicle on the agenda today is a crossover SUV model coming to us courtesy of Japanese manufacturer Nissan. Our car of choice to focus on today is the X Trail model which is amongst one of the very first crossover SUV models to go on offer around the world. It fell into the same category as some of the most recognised models in the division including the RAV4 from Toyota and the recently revived Tuscon name from Hyundai. The car has had three different generations over the years with the very first model being introduced to the world fifteen years ago. The production of the vehicle has been continuous since the year 2000 with the second model going on sale in 2007 and the latest third addition in 2013. Speaking of the third model, that is the version we are casting our attention to today.


Does the latest X Trail continue to rival the best crossovers on the market?

When we think of some of the very best crossover SUV models right now the likes of the Volkswagen Touareg and the Volvo XC60. So what does the third generation have up for grabs that helps it maintain a firm place in the division?. Well engine wise the car is offered with a choice of either two petrol engines carrying either two litres of 2.5 litres and for you diesel fans out there,a 1.6 litre setup is also available. The 1.6 litre diesel engine is the only offering for European markets though with the petrols only available across other areas of the world. All models carry the options of one of three transmission systems which include a six speed manual, automatic or a CVT transmission. There are a total of eight colours on offer for the X Trail with Black,Red and Copper being some of our personal favourites. Alloy wheels can be chosen in either Silver,Grey or Black and all measure nineteen inches in total.


There are a vast number of trim levels up for the offering which all add extra equipment. You can choose from Visia, Acenta, Acenta +,N-TEC and Tekna setups. Both electric and heated door mirrors are some of the standard pieces of equipment to come along with entry level models. However if you go for something a little higher trim wise you can expect to find the likes of a full leather interior, reversing cameras,stop start technology,LED daytime running lights,dual zone climate control and a tyre pressure monitoring system aswell as just some of our personal highlights from the range topping Tekna model.


Does the latest X Trail offer a reasonable price tag?

Prices for the entry level Visia model get underway from £23,195. Acenta models begin at £24,995,Acenta + for £26,545, N-TEC at £28,445 and of course the range topping Tekna prices come in from £29,645. The most you can expect to pay for an X Trail range topping model is £32,145. For the great amount of equipment and overall practicality, the X-Trail could be a vehicle that holds a strong place in the crossover division for many years to come.  

The Nissan X Trail

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