Nissan X-Trail (2014–)

Model History

September 2013

Nissan revealed X-Trail

Intelligent all-wheel drive is expected to be fitted as standard across the range, with the choice of two or four-wheel drive selectable via a rotary dial in the centre console. Other improvements include the introduction a number of electronic aids that – according to Nissan – will make the new X-Trail one of the most comfortable SUVs on the market.

Included in the list of gadgets and gizmos is Nissan’s Active Ride Control, which will control the vehicle’s damping to compensate for poor road surfaces. The X-Trail will also feature Active Trace Control, which will reduce understeer by constantly monitoring speed, steering, throttle and braking. The aditions of these systems should, in theory, allow Nissan’s new SUV to be as firm footed on the road as it’s off it.

The X-Trail will also be available with seven seats, with improved interiors and equipment levels. LED headlights will be standard on high grade models while 19-inch alloy wheels will be available as an option. Nissan have also claimed to have greatly reduced the vehicle’s weight to compliment its new aerodynamic shape.

Inside, premium features include chrome, geometric metallic and piano black finishes. Options include a sophisticated cloth fabric covering plus a full leather offering with contrasting stitch accents. The spacious interior has theatre-style seating and the option of two extra seats to make room for seven inside.

Practical touches include rear side doors that open to almost 90 degrees – far wider than normal – to allow not just easy access but also to ease the loading and unloading of a child’s safety seat. Middle row seat comfort has been improved thanks to extra knee room generated by the longer wheelbase and the new front seats having more heavily sculpted seat backs.

The middle row seats recline, slide and fold 60/40 while, where fitted, the third row splits 50/50 and tumble folds completely flat to create maximum load space.The versatility pioneered in the previous model goes further in new X-Trail thanks to a smart and innovative double load floor providing flexible storage options. The cargo area can be portioned into upper and lower areas in a simple single-handed move. In its top most position, the board can hold up to 10 kilograms of luggage, or 75 kilograms in its lower position. This split cargo solution enables the user to store, for example, a stroller and large items below while creating a fully usable upper load surface for smaller, lighter items.

In addition, access to the luggage area has also been made as easy as possible with remote operation of the power tailgate. The result is a dynamic mix of progressive exterior styling with a spacious, functional and high quality interior.

May 2014

Nissan X-Trail prices announced

Model Grade Description OTR*
dCi 130 5st 2WD Visia £22,995
Visia Smart Vision £23,490
Acenta £24,795
Acenta Smart Vision £25,245
n-tec £27,295
Tekna £29,295
dCi 130 7st 2WD Visia £23,695
Visia Smart Vision £24,190
Acenta £25,495
Acenta Smart Vision £25,945
n-tec £27,995
Tekna £29,995
dCi 130 5st XTronic Acenta £26,145
Acenta Smart Vision £26,595
n-tec £28,645
Tekna £30,645
dCi 130 7st XTronic Acenta £26,845
Acenta Smart Vision £27,295
n-tec £29,345
Tekna £31,345
dCi 130 5st 4WD Acenta £26,495
Acenta Smart Vision £26,945
n-tec £28,995
Tekna £30,995
dCi 130 7st 4WD Acenta £27,195
Acenta Smart Vision £27,645
n-tec £29,695
Tekna £31,695

July 2015

1.6 DIG-T 163 engine introduced

The introduction of the new DIG-T 163 engine reduces the X-Trail’s entry price to £21,995.

Fuel consumption for Visia and Acenta models on 17" wheels is an 45.6mpg (44.1mpg for n-tec and Tekna on 19" wheels), while emissions are 145g/km (149g/km for n-tec and Tekna). In terms of performance, the new X-Trail DIG-T 163 can sprint from 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph. Prices start at £21,995 for the Visia, though £23,795 for the Acenta, £26,445 for the n-tec and £28,445 for the very comprehensively equipped Tekna.

November 2016

2.0 litre diesel engine introduced for Nissan X-Trail.

Xtronic CVT transmission with 4WD also available on X-Trail for the first time. Six-speed manual with 4WD and Xtronic with 2WD also on offer. Prices from £29,095.

September 2017

Nissan X-Trail facelifted

The changes include a distinctive and robust redesign of the exterior, a higher-quality interior with new features, additional practicality for owners and new technologies.

At its heart is Nissan’s latest ‘V-motion’ grille, wider than before echoed in the design of the bumper beneath. On either side of the grille are new headlamp clusters. Also revised are the front parking sensors. Previously they were integrated into the bumper but did not sit completely flush to the surface. Now they are flush.

Six of the eight existing exterior colours have been carried over, with four vibrant new additional shades added – Monarch Orange, Palatial Ruby, Sapphire Blue and Picador Brown.

Entering the car, the striking new steering wheel is the first thing drivers will notice. It echoes the design of Nissan’s newest models globally and is standard across the X-Trail range. Now D-shaped, the horizontal base means easier entry and exit for the driver, as well as providing a sportier look and feel.

Heated seats for both front and rear occupants (not third row) are new, and standard on Tekna grade. For customers seeking something different, a new Premium Tan and black two-tone leather interior is available as an optional extra on Tekna.

A new leather knee pad on both sides of the centre console has been added, while the area above the glovebox has been given a more contemporary finish. The air vents now feature a new gloss black surface.

The boot on the new X-Trail is larger than before. Thanks to improved packaging, VDA capacity is up from 550 litres to 565 litres on the five-seat version with all seats in place. Capacity on seven-seat interiors (445 litres) remains unchanged. Total space with all seats folded flat increases to 1,996 litres.

Every X-Trail boot comes with Nissan’s innovative Flexible Luggage Board System, which allows for shelves and dividers to be adjusted in any one of nine configurations. These include a hidden compartment to keep valuables out of sight, making it the ideal base for family days out.

Customer feedback has led to improvements in the X-Trail’s two other infotainment systems. DAB digital radio is standard for the first time, while the NissanConnect touch-screen satellite navigation unit (standard from N-Connecta,) features a smart new user interface that’s more app-like in appearance. Where the NissanConnect system is fitted, the new X-Trail now features a ‘shark fin’ roof antenna for improved reception and a more contemporary finish.


1.6 130PS diesel

1.6 130PS diesel

1.6 130PS diesel

2.0 177PS diesel

2.0 177PS diesel

2.0 177PS diesel

1.6 163PS petrol


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Every new Nissan X-Trail comes with six airbags as standard, plus driver assistance systems including anti-lock brakes and stability control. Other standard equipment includes cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth connectivity, manual air-conditioning, electric folding / heated door mirrors and alloy wheels.

Depending on the grade chosen, other available features include an opening panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, privacy glass, dual-zone automatic air-conditioning and roof rails.

January 2019

Nissan N-Tec Edition announced

Available on Micra, Qashqai and X-Trail models, the N-Tec features styling additions and the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility innovations.

The X-Trail N-Tec will be available on the 1.7dCi engine as a five or seven-seater, with two or four wheel-drive, and featuring 18-inch black alloy wheels, dark chrome V-motion grille, and gloss black details such as roof rails and mirror caps. For an added touch of style and luxury this special X-Trail features door sill protectors with illuminated N-TEC lettering. It also features ProPILOT on models fitted with an automatic gearbox in addition to Nissan’s acclaimed Safety Shield package. Pricing for the X-Trail will be confirmed later this month.

The N-Tec edition is available to order from this month.

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What does a Nissan X-Trail (2014) cost?

List Price from £26,180
Buy new from £19,583
Contract hire from £275.42 per month