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Nissan X-Trail (2022 – present) | Expert Rating

Nissan X-Trail (2022 - present) | Expert Rating


The Nissan X-Trail is a large SUV available in five-seat and seven-seat configurations. This is the latest fourth-generation model, which went on sale in the final months of 2022.

Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive models are available, and customers can opt for either a petrol mild hybrid engine, or one of Nissan’s ‘e-Power’ petrol-electric hybrid powertrains.

The X-Trail is more spacious than the smaller best-selling Nissan Qashqai, and is also a capable off-roader, but several reviewers comment that the SUV is not as economical as they were expecting – particularly the more expensive ‘e-Power’ option.

“While efficiency isn’t bad on paper”, Parker‘s Alan Taylor-Jones explains, “there are lower CO2 emitting options such as the plug-in hybrid Kia Sorento or Hyundai Santa Fe that can also run on electric power for much longer distances.

What Car? concludes that, while the X-Trail is a decent family car choice, there are plenty of rivals that are more comfortable, more fun to drive and that offer even more space for a similar price. While the car is roomy when specced as a five-seater, media outlets generally agree that the third row of seating in seven-seat versions is quite cramped.

As of November 2022, the fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail holds an Expert Rating of 59%, based on 11 reviews published by UK media sources. This is still a new model, however, so the rating could move up or down by a few points as more local reviews are published.

X-Trail highlights

  • Well-equipped as standard
  • All-wheel drive models capable off-road
  • Practical interior

X-Trail lowlights

  • Cramped third row seating
  • Not very fun to drive
  • Could be more fuel efficient

Key specifications

Body style: Large SUV/crossover
petrol mild hybrid, petrol-electric hybrid
From £32,030 on-road

Launched: Winter 2022/23
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA

Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Adult protection: 91%
Child protection: 91%
Vulnerable road users: 70%
Safety assist: 95%

Structurally, the Nissan X-Trail is based on the smaller Qashqai SUV, so its Euro NCAP safety rating is based on the Qashqai’s testing in 2021. However, additional tests and analysis were undertaken where there were specific differences between the two models.

Eco rating

Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of November 2022, the Nissan X-Trail has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of November 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on this latest iteration of the Nissan X-Trail to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the X-Trail, we’ll publish the score here.

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If you’re looking at the Nissan X-Trail, you might also be interested in these alternatives.

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