September 24, 2023

The long-awaited fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail will finally arrive in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year, priced from $36,750 before on-road costs.

Update Dec 1: This story originally ran on July 11, but we have pulled it forward again to the homepage now that we have just published our first Australian review. The car is on-sale.

Landing more than two years after it was revealed globally in US-market form, the new X-Trail promises to be a huge improvement on its long-serving predecessor model that remains one of Australia’s most popular SUVs.

Prices are up – what else did you expect in 2022? – but so too are the levels of technology, and the design is notably more contemporary. Indeed, Nissan refers to the new X-Trail as its “most advanced SUV to date”.

Nissan will offer four spec grades and both front- and all-wheel drive for its competitor to the Toyota RAV4Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander (which shares its underpinnings), Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester.

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The two base grades, ST and ST-L, come as standard with front-wheel drive (2WD) and five seats. Each has the option of all-wheel drive (AWD) and seven seats for about $3000 extra combined. There are no seven-seat, 2WD grades any more.

The flagship Ti and Ti-L grades are all AWD by default, but only come with five seats. Confused?

2023 Nissan X-Trail pricing

  • Nissan X-Trail ST 2WD five-seat: $36,750 (Up $4085)
  • Nissan X-Trail ST AWD seven-seat: $39,790 (Up $5125)
  • Nissan X-Trail ST-L 2WD five-seat: $43,190 (Up $4515)
  • Nissan X-Trail ST-L AWD seven-seat: $46,290 (Up $5615)
  • Nissan X-Trail Ti AWD five-seat: $49,990 (Up $3875)
  • Nissan X-Trail Ti-L AWD five-seat: $52,990 (New grade)
  • Nissan X-Trail Ti e-Power with e-4orce: $54,190 (New grade)
  • Nissan X-Trail Ti-L e-Power with e-4orce: $57,190 (New grade)

Prices before on-road costs, drive-away prices depend on postcode.


There’s just the one engine available at launch: a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol four-cylinder producing 135kW of power and 6000rpm and 244Nm at 3600rpm.

Those outputs are up 9kW and 18Nm over the old model, and towing capacity is up by 500kg to 2000kg braked.

The new ‘multi-mode’ on-demand AWD option has selectable Eco, Standard and Sport modes plus five different traction modes and algorithms to prime the drivetrain and stability control for bitumen, dirt, ice and snow. There’s also a hill-descent control function.

The X-Trail e-Power hybrid arrives in 2023, and is detailed here.

Fuel economy

Nissan claims the entry-level ST uses an average of 7.4-7.8L per 100km (2WD-4WD), while the higher grade Ti and Ti-L variants consume 7.8L/100km on the combined cycle.

The fuel tank is 55L.

For those who want considerably more punch from their X-Trail while consuming less fuel, the upcoming e-Power hybrid claims to use 6.1L/100km.

Dimensions and chassis

Boot space in the five-seat X-Trail is maximised at 585 litres, while the seven-seat configuration reduces that to 465 litres. There’s also a clever ‘Divide and Hide’ storage system to compartmentalise the luggage area.

Underneath the entirely redesigned body, the X-Trail uses the same Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-C platform as the new Mitsubishi Outlander, which hit the market last year.

Suspension is independent at each end, with stabiliser bars. The power steering system is electric.

  • Length: 4680mm
  • Width: 1840mm
  • Height: 1725mm
  • Wheelbase: 2705mm
  • Turning circle: 11.1m
  • Kerb weights: 1540kg – 1672kg

The all-new model, which also shares engineering platforms with the bigger Qashqai, is slightly shorter than before, but is wider (+20mm), taller (+15mm) and provides more rear leg room, with bigger-opening rear door apertures for easier rear access and egress.

The wheelbase remains unchanged at 2705mm.

Servicing and warranty

X-Trail is covered by Nissan’s standard five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with five-years roadside assist included. The warranty is also transferable to another owner if you decide to sell.

Servicing for both 2WD/4WD variants 10,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first. 4WD models incur a slight premium ($28 and $39 respectively) on the third and sixth service visits.

It’s worth noting that the related Mitsubishi Outlander with the same engine offers longer 15,000km intervals.

X-Trail 2WD:

  • 10,000km/12 months: $363.00
  • 20,000km/24 months: $469.00
  • 30,000km/36 months: $504.00
  • 40,000km/48 months: $587.00
  • 50,000km/60 months: $409.00
  • 60,000km/72 months: $657.00

X-Trail 4WD:

  • 10,000km/12 months: $363.00
  • 20,000km/24 months: $469.00
  • 30,000km/36 months: $532.00
  • 40,000km/48 months: $587.00
  • 50,000km/60 months: $409.00
  • 60,000km/72 months: $696.00


The new X-Trail scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on crash testing of its Nissan Qashqai sister model in 2021 with which it shares the same platform. The rating covers all variants including petrol and the upcoming hybrid model.

The X-Trail scored 91 per cent for adult occupant protection, 90 per cent for child occupant protection, 74 per cent for vulnerable road user, and 97 per cent for safety assist.

Standard features on all grades:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Pedestrian, Cyclist detection
    • Junction assist
    • Reverse AEB with Pedestrian detection
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 7 airbags incl. front-centre airbag

ST-L and above add:

  • ProPILOT with active lane-centring function

Standard equipment

Nissan X-Trail ST

  • 5 seats
  • Auto LED head-and tail-lights
  • Steering wheel paddle shifters
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Auto-folding, heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • DAB+ radio
  • 6 speakers
  • 4 x USB points (1 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C front and rear)
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • 7.0-inch TFT cluster display
  • Fabric seats
  • Space-saver spare wheel
  • AWD and 7 seats optional

Nissan X-Trail ST-L adds

  • 5 seats
  • Privacy glass
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Front parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Synthetic leather-accented seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Fog lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rear mirror
  • Sliding rear seats, 40:20:40 folding
  • ‘Divide-N-Hide’ cargo area system
  • ProPILOT with Lane keep assist
  • AWD and 7 seats optional

Nissan X-Trail Ti adds

  • AWD and 5 seats
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power tailgate
  • Adaptive Matrix LED headlights
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Real leather-accented seats
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.8-inch projecting head-up display
  • 10-way powered front passenger seat with power lumbar
  • Ambient lighting (just the console)
  • Two-tone black painted roof optional

Nissan X-Trail Ti-L adds

  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Reverse-tilt power mirrors with memory
  • Remote engine start
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Quilted Nappa leather upholstery
  • Driver’s memory seat pre-sets
  • Heated second row outboard seats
  • Rear door sunshades
  • Ambient interior lighting (door)
  • Side mirrors with tilt-to-reverse
  • Bose 10-speaker sound system
  • Two-tone black painted roof optional


The higher grades have more colour options. The whole list comprises:

  • Solid White
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Champagne Silver
  • Ivory Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Ceramic Grey
  • Caspian Blue
  • Scarlet Ember
  • Diamond Black
  • Sunset Orange two-tone
  • Ceramic grey two-tone
  • Ivory Pearl two-tone
  • Caspian Blue two-tone

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