They got to put the newcomer through its paces at the recent X-Trail Live event in Lisbon and have now delivered their verdicts.
Here are some highlights:
Francisco Mota of Autocar found the model one of the best of it’s kind for value and practicality, stating: “If you’re in the market for a medium-size crossover with quality interior, a fair amount of room and seven seats, the X-Trail is one of the best on offer.
“When you add to this a long list of driving aids, fool proof on-road manners, some off-road capability and competitive pricing, you may find yourself asking why should you pay extra money for a German premium SUV of similar size.”
Auto Express praised new X-Trail for its smarter looks, leap in quality and effortless driving.
Declaring the newcomer a ‘crowd-pleaser’, they said: “It looks much more sophisticated, has a far higher-quality cabin that can be crammed with technology, and it’s one of the most spacious cars in its class.”
The magazine also praised the all-new X-Trail’s running costs, awarding it 4.5 out of five stars for its mpg returns, CO2 emissions, insurance banding and residuals.
Comfortable, stable and classy
What Car? magazine’s Deputy Road Test Editor, Vicky Parrott, said all-new X-Trail is “comfortable, stable and classy inside, not to mention big and practical in both five and seven-seat guise.
She added: “Not only that, but it’s also great value, particularly if you go for Acenta trim.”
And she also praised the new model’s interior, saying: “This is where the new X-Trail has made a stratospheric leap forward.”
Gavin Braithwaite-Smith of Business Car Manager underlined the new model’s fleet appeal.
He said: “The all-new Nissan X-Trail feels like a thoroughly modern interpretation of the classic SUV recipe. Company car drivers have never had it so good.”
Andy Pringle of Auto Trader said: “It’s a profoundly sensible car that offers much more practicality than the Qashqai but without costing much more to run.”