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The 2017 Nissan X-Trail CVT Reviewed

The 2017 Nissan X-Trail CVT Reviewed
June 23, 2017 Nissan Dealers

The 2017 Nissan X-Trail CVT Reviewed

The Nissan X-Trail for sale in Australia is the top selling model for the Japanese car company shifting 1000 units per month. The demand for SUVs coupled with an excellent feature set has made the X-Trail a winner. There are plenty of options available, such as seven seats, diesel or petrol engines, all wheel drive or front wheel drive only. Recently, we received the 2017 X-Trail, and it adds a number of interesting revisions to keep it competitive. Let’s take a look at what the new Nissan X-Trail has to offer.

The Nissan X-Trail

First Impressions:

The 2017 Nissan X-Trail has some minor yet pleasing design revisions to give it a classier appearance. In the comfortable cabin, we have a clean dash layout, upgraded interior trim, supportive seating and a brand new D shaped steering wheel. The overall effect is distinctly premium compared to the competition.

Standard Equipment Levels:

The entire X-Trail range has a generous amount of equipment fitted as standards, such as: LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning, an intelligent key, push button start, colour matched electric folding mirrors, cruise control, hill start assistance, a limited slip differential, six airbags and ISOFIX anchor points on the outer rear seats. The interior space is very healthy with plenty of cabin room and 565 litres of boot space that can be expanded to 945 litres with the second row folded flat. On the seven seater versions, the boot space is 445 litres with just the second row seats up and 135 litres if the third row seats are being used.

The Driving Experience:

All of the automatic petrol engines used in the Nissan X-Trail ate 2.5 litre naturally aspirated four cylinder power plants that generate 126kW of power at 6000 rpm and 226 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm. This power output may seem low compared to some of its rivals, but the clever Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) certainly makes a big difference. The power always seems to be available in the correct band exactly when you need it. Extended highway driving is quiet and easily achievable at 2000 rpm with slight rev changes for overtaking. The X-Trail has plenty of grip, accelerating though harder corners and braking are effortless. On looser surfaces, there is plenty of stability, and with 210mm of ground clearance off road, trails are not beyond your reach.

If they are looking for a Nissan X-Trail, Perth drivers should contact us here at Perth City Nissan. We have a larger selection of both new and used cars for sale, including the new Nissan X-Trail. Join us for a test drive with no obligation at your earliest convenience and try out the Nissan driving difference firsthand. If you need financing, our rates are very competitive, and repayments are tailored to your own unique circumstances. Our sales team is ready and standing by to answer any remaining questions you may have.