The Nissan X-Trail represents the company’s entry in the growing compact sport-utility vehicle segment of the Canadian market. Keep reading to know more about this remarkable vehicle.
Canada’s appetite for smaller sport-utility vehicles has been constantly growing since 1999 and has tripled in the last decade. Prompting the appearance of the Nissan X-Trail as the company’s attempt to conquer the category. You’ll hear many complaining about the pricing strategy when it comes to this vehicle, but you do get plenty of car and standard features for your money. Continue reading to understand why the X-Trail might be the SUV for you.
Reliable Power at Your Fingertips
The Nissan X-Trail borrows the same engine from the Altima, which is a 2.5-litre, DOHC 4-cylinder variable valve timing powerhouse. Pumping out a healthy 165 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm, the engine provides more than enough oomph to comfortably suit your daily needs. While it might seem soft at the launch (0-100 kmh is 10.2 seconds), the 2.5-litre heart of the beast will pick up nicely as soon as the VVT system starts doing its work. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, though you can opt for the four-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive system is advanced for its segment and works far more proactively than that of the competition.
Balanced & Composed Beyond Expectations
Thanks to the well-engineered suspension complete with both front and back anti-roll bars, the X-Trail’s suspension handles potholed roads beautifully and sturdy enough to control body roll at the same time. The SUV corners beautifully with a steady and stable power output, creating a drama-free feeling of acceleration, while providing passengers with a sense of stability and comfort.
Practical Both in Design and Comfort
The inside of your X-Trail is designed to provide comfort, practicality and easy access for both the passengers and driver. Upon entering the cabin of the car, you will find plenty of storage space such as: two glove compartments ahead of the passenger, another bin ahead of the driver, plenty of pockets and a large box in the centre console that’s both cooled and heated. Expect to also see steering wheel-mounted cruise controls, heated & cooled front cup holders and so much more. The entire instrument panel is symmetrical, while the instrumentation is clean and concise. Overall, the cabin of the X-Trail is designed for its passengers and caters to them in every way.
Many Likeable Aspects Adorn this SUV
When it comes to the pricing of the Nissan X-Trail, you’ll likely hear plenty of complaints. But, consider the many things you’ll be getting in return: a comfortable and versatile interior, decent road manners, a better than average all-wheel-drive system, ample power assisted by the flawless and responsive performance of the transmission system. The Nissan X-Trail is truly a lot of car for its price, so don’t wait any longer and become part of the Nissan family.