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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Nissan X-Trail

Overall verdict
A good, solid SUV that's more interested in your family than you.


Commanding driving position, big inside, practical and good value for money


Not the pointiest thing to whirl up a road, diesel isn't great


What is it?

It’s essentially a beefed-up Qashqai, and not just because it bears a strong family resemblance to Nissan’s runaway breadwinner. No, both cars share the same platform. So the similarities are more than skin deep, though the X-Trail’s skin is stretched a bit further. It’s noticeably higher and longer, with an optional row of third seats. This of course, means it replaces the Qashqai+2 as Nissan’s seven-seat SUV. Add to that the option of four-wheel-drive and what you get is a full-size, family-orientated SUV that’s happy to get its shoes muddy if the need arises.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 dCi Acenta 5dr 4WD
9.4s 149g/km 50.4 177 £29,300
The cheapest
1.6 DiG-T Visia 5dr
9.7s 145g/km 45.6 163 £22,600
The greenest
1.6 dCi Acenta 5dr
10.5s 129g/km 57.6 130 £26,295
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