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A Nissan X-Trail 2016 Brief Review

A Nissan X-Trail 2016 Brief Review
November 21, 2016 Maddington Nissan

A Nissan X-Trail 2016 Brief Review

The Nissan X-Trail has always been a solid choice for medium SUV buyers. This car is not a leader within this segment, but it has a very loyal customer base. The choices in the seven seater medium SUV segment are limited to vehicles, such as the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Mahindra XUV500 and of course the Nissan X-Trail. The X-Trail has was the 3rd best selling SUV in 2015, losing out to the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4. As you can see carving out a niche in such a competitive segment is tough, but the X-Trail holds it own.

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The Nissan X-Trail ST-L:

This is the model that we will be reviewing here, the X-Trail ST-L, we chose this model because it represents such good value for money. It is a seven seater petrol model with 2WD FWD, that is priced at $38,090 plus on roads. The ST-L is available with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Nissan X-Trail ST-L has a unique specification within the X-Trail range, with features such as seven seats, leather accents, heated driver and front passenger seats, NissanConnect smartphone integration, Around View Monitoring and SatNav.

Day to Day Use:

At its heart, the x-Trail ST-L is a rugged family car with plenty of clever ideas and technology on board. The seven seats make it a great alternative people mover that can handle some light off road use for campsites and beach excursions. One key area that many family cars fall short of is luggage space and storage options. The X-Trail has a cargo capacity of 550 litres if the third row seat is folded down and 135 litres if the seats are left up. This is a class leading level of storage that any family would be thankful of on a long trip or a large shopping trip.

The Driving Experience:

The Nissan X-Trail ST-L is powered by an unleaded 2.5 litre petrol engine that generates 125 kW power and 226 Nm of torque. This is paired with a CVT transmission what has a manual mode. It is not the fastest at accelerating off the line, but once you’re moving it is a competent, quiet cruiser. The towing capacity is 750 kg when unbraked and 1,500 kg when braked, this is acceptable as this X-Trail is the 2WD variant. For those seeking more towing capacity, the X-Trail ST-L 4WD would be a better option, but you would, in turn, lose the extra two seats. There is a plethora of equipment on board, for example, 17” alloy wheels, front fog lamps, a chrome trimmed grille, halogen headlights, LED running lights and 7” media screen with SatNav.

If they are looking for a Nissan X-Trail for sale, Perth drivers should contact us. Here at Maddington Nissan, we have a wide variety of new, demo and used cars for sale, including the Nissan X-Trail. We would like to invite you to book a test drive and experience the Nissan difference for yourself. Our sales team is standing by to answer any further questions that you may have.