Test Nissan X-Trail 1.6 dCi 4×4: equipment, range, and technology (III)

Although the range X-Trail only offers two engines in Spain (1.6 DIG-T 163 HP and 1.6 dCi 130 130 HP) variety in terms of equipment is superior. As is usual in the mark, are facilities closed, where there is very little margin for choice. We distinguish the levels, Acenta, 360, N-Connect and Tekna, are not offered the basic Visia.

X-Trail Acenta already bring of series elements such as climate control bizona, air conditioning, six airbags, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, dual floor luggage compartment, LED daytime running lights, digital screen in instrumentation, stereo with 5″ display, tinted windows, sensors lights, rain and parking, cruise control/speed limiter, etc

At the level 360 we have in addition to the “protection Shield smart”, the module infotainment NissanConnect, four vision cameras 360-degree, 19-inch alloy wheels and the panoramic roof practicable. All of this goes series. According to the Nissan Web, version N-Connecta has exactly the same endowment, and the price does not change.

And if we decide to go for a Tekna,
as the model tested, we have to add the headlights integrated LED,
leather-appointed seats are heated (with electrical regulation for the
driver), locked access, hands-free, and braking system
automatic emergency. The RRP is recommended for the 1.6 dCi 130 HP 4×4
Tekna is 37.475 euros, but can go down to 3,000 euros delivering a
car to change.

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Interior of the Nissan X-Trail Tekna with key clear

equipment Details

In our opinion, one of the most interesting systems of the X-Trail are its four cameras, a front, under the mirrors, and one on the tailgate. Allow a vision to be simulated of the car from the air (hence the 360 degrees), or a detail of the wheels, nose or back. It is very versatile when parking or maneuvering in places with very low visibility, and out of asphalt.

The cameras help the system of automatic parking, the unit had tested, but that did not make any parking successful with ease. The system requires training on the part of the driver and know where you are willing to park and where not to. It works (when it does) in the battery and in series.

front camera detects traffic signals, moving them over the board
instruments, to not lose the last reference. It also detects
if we are going to leave the lane accidentally, or if there is an obstacle
in motion parking (or leaving a square), or if there are vehicles in
the dead angle of the rearview mirrors.

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cameras located under the rear-view mirrors is very useful for the day-to-day

The alerts are not very insistent

however, the conductor does not always give an account of what system it is alerting you, and it may be the case you would not know it even. In some models of the competition alerts are accompanied by vibration or a correction. Much more effective is the wizard lights road, which provides a good illumination without dazzling others.

Among the security systems we also find a detector fatigue, which tries to take account of when the driver is losing skills and reflexes, comparing it with his driving as usual. The Tekna, in addition, have a radar front that activates the brakes if we come dangerously close to a vehicle stopped or slowed down. Has come to us to warn of the risk, but has not acted on the brakes.

finally, the system, NissanConnect, which has limited capabilities of connecting to the Internet via a Smartphone. Allows you to search Google, receive routes from the computer, visiting some social networks, or check weather information, etc For more information, see the Website of Nissan in this regard. It is necessary to have a compatible phone and a user account.

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The X-Trail is aimed as an SUV for on-road, but can improve their skills in winter conditions or off road with tires more suitable

¿What X-Trail we are most interested in?

The more interesting versions are the intermediate, which already have with cameras and perimeter the majority of the assistance to the driving. Gasoline and diesel are around the 30,000 euros with that level of endowment, such as a sedan D Premium in the basic version and much less equipped, but is more expensive than a saloon D generalist with a strength equivalent.

The model Acenta with petrol engine of 163 HP is the most economical to the sale, with a RRP of 26.950 euro and a special offer 22.900 euros which includes the maintenance for three years (calls for review every 30,000 km or two years). Giving up a bit of technology, it seems all a bargain for an SUV five-seater (the additional two are separate).

The gasoline they are faster, more agile, and should give less problems in the long term, but they can only be front-wheel-drive or manual. Is the 1.6 dCi-engine sold – which you can choose to automatic or all-wheel drive, but either one thing or the other. The automatic uses a CVT called the Xtronic, is not the case subjectively more appropriate for a diesel.

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The unit tests has the color metallic Black Diamond, an extra 600 euros

In terms of the suitability of the awd, must be justified on the exit road from time to time, frequenting harsh climates or want a greater versatility (p. e. getaways ski). Driving on paved roads is not a great advantage, at least not considering the price difference.

The all-wheel drive has a premium of € 3,000

therefore, for anyone who wants the X-Trail to go by area urban/peri-urban and motorway, you can save the money and the weight of the total traction, which is most certainly not going to take advantage of. And if you want to visit non-asphalted road, you must take into account that it has to be a ground bit complicated, since the suspension and tires of series (100% road) I limited in this regard.

In conclusion, Nissan offers what the customer of this segment calls for: technology, comfort, image SUV, versatility and a sensation perceived security. In its segment makes them very good sales and share, so that the commercial approach seems appropriate. Maybe I could scratch more sales with a diesel of 160 HP (the Alliance), or more variety in gasoline.