How Does the Nissan X-Trail Stack Up Against the Competition?
Many drivers, may be aware that the SUV segment has exploded in popularity in recent years. There are a number of good medium SUVs to choose from in the sub $30k bracket. In the face of stiff competition, it may be useful to highlight how the Nissan X-Trail stacks up against its rivals.
The Ford Escape:
One of the most compelling vehicles competing against the current Nissan X trail for sale is the Ford Escape. The Escape has had a revamp for 2017, making it even sharper and more attractive. The model is a rebooted and renamed Kuga, and is now offered in eight variants, with a choice of diesel or petrol engines, three trims, and AWD options. The entry level model has an EcoBoost 1.5 litre engine paired with a manual six speed transmission.
The Escape features include parking sensors, a rear camera, 8 inch touchscreen, dual zone climate control and infotainment system. While the gadget and gear spec is similar to the X-Trail, the X-Trail dwarfs the boot space on the Escape, with 550 litres compared to a paltry 406 litres. This could make all the difference when you want to take your new car on an adventure.
The Hyundai Tucson:
The Tucson has been around since August last year, and the base model is equipped with a petrol 2.0 litre engine delivering 114 kW of power and paired with a manual transmission. Again the boost space on the Tucson comes out short compared to the X-Trail, with 488 litres. You will also find that the Tucson is a little more thirsty compared to the X-Trail. The official figures have the Tucson ranked with a fuel economy of approximately 8 litres per 100 kilometres, which is almost the same as the X-Trail. However, real world testing has found that the Tucson is more likely to offer a fuel consumption closer to 10 litres per 100 kilometres.
The Kia Sportage:
The Kia Sportage shares the same engine as the Hyundai Tucson, and in the entry level variant, it is paired with an automatic transmission. Unlike the X-Trail, the Sportage is not available with manual transmission variants. This model is closely related to the Tucson, but it has an even smaller cargo space at 466 litres. Additionally, the Sportage has a love it or hate it aesthetic, particularly at the front, which lacks the overall appeal of the X-Trail.
The SUV segment is brimming with offerings, and at the X-Trail price point, there are several attractive options. However, with the impressive specification package as standard and the diverse range of options, it is easy to see why the X-Trail continues to offer stiff competition to any other model.
If they are looking to buy a Nissan X-Trail, Perth residents should contact us. At Maddington Nissan, we have a wide choice of cars available for sale. We would like to invite you to join us for a test drive at your earliest convenience. If you have any further questions, our sales team will be happy to answer them for you.