Nissan X-TRAIL Review

Nissan X-TRAIL
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Nissan X-Trail Review

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A large glass electrically operated tilt/slide roof is standard on the SVE model, which is nearly 800 mm long and 960 mm wide, which gives the cabin a light and airy feel.

Safety and Security

The following safety & security equipment is standard on the Nissan X-TRAIL 2.2 DCi SVE:

Driver's / passenger’s front and side airbags, active front head restraints, front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters, ABS (anti-lock brakes) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and Brake Assist, 3 point seat belts for all 5 seats, ISOFIX child seat anchoring points, superlocking with anti-hijack feature, ultrasonic and perimetric alarm (Thatcham category 1), NATS immobiliser and luggage area tonneau cover.

Only the top of the range X-TRAIL T-Spec is equipped with (ESP) Electronic Stability Programme as standard, we feel that this is a serious omission, although you do have the advantage of 4 wheel drive traction, ESP should be standard across the range.

Comfort and Refinement

Standard on the SVE model are heated, electrically adjustable front seats. Leather is also standard and the leather clad steering wheel is adjustable for reach and rake. We found the seats comfortable and supportive and head and leg room was excellent all round.

A large glass electrically operated tilt/slide roof is standard on the SVE model, which is nearly 800 mm long and 960 mm wide, which gives the cabin a light and airy feel. The mirrors are electrically operated and feature a one touch power fold in switch, ideal when off-roading or fitting the X-TRAIL into your garage.

The rear seats recline and will split on a 60:40 basis, folding completely flat to give you a load area of 1841 litres or 350 litres with the seats up. We particularly liked the durable wipe down rear load area floor, which also extends to the back of the rear seats. There is multi-function luggage net, which can be used in a multitude of ways, to retain your cargo, using any of the 13 anchorage points. There is also a ski hatch, which allows you to carry longish items without having to fold down the rear seats. And to top it off there is a tonneau cover, to stop prying eyes viewing your luggage.

There are chilled drinks holders at either end of the dashboard and below the climate control switchgear is a chilled front centre console box, ideal for your chocolate stash in the summer. Other storage solutions include a front centre floor console with armrest and lid and a seat back map pocket.

The level of refinement is high on the SVE model and includes power front and rear windows, keyless entry, climate controlled air conditioning and a heated rear windscreen.

How It Looks -

The X-TRAIL is not the most curvaceous vehicle on the road; it is more about straight line design - functional rather than beautiful. Although feedback from owners tell us, that it is a handsome beast, well who are we to disagree.

The SVE model features 16" alloy wheels, chrome front grille , body coloured door mirrors, roof runners and front foglights as standard.

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Nissan X-Trail Road Test Data
Model ReviewedNissan X-TRAIL 2.2 DCi SVE
  
Body Type4x4
ColourZinc Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.5 Seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban31.4 mpg
Extra Urban45.6 mpg
Combined39.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group11
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-year or 60,000 miles warranty
3-ear paint warranty
6-year anti-corrosion warranty
Price (when tested on the 23/03/05)£ 22,645

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