I'm super excited to take a look at the brand new 2023 Nissan X-Trail! On first impression, it promises to be a fantastic five-seater SUV for families. Let's take a look around it.
The New Nissan X-Trail exterior looks fantastic and seems to have taken inspiration from great-looking Peugeot SUVs such as the 2008 and 5008. I really like this combination of floating black roof and colourful lower section.
Looking inside, the panoramic sunroof of this top-spec model combines with the deep windows make it light and airy.
There's also a crisp modern feel to the dash and trims of the 2023 Nissan X-Trail.
There are some great storage solutions for families in this new X-Trail. I especially like the butterfly opening central console box which allows rear passengers to access it too.
My favourite is the bridge central console that gives the grown-ups somewhere for their bag!
It's great to see in-built window blinds in the rear windows of the highest spec model of the new 2023 X-Trail to help shield those rear passengers from the sun. VERY few SUVs of this size have that feature.
The New X-Trail interior has grown slightly so I'm looking forward to doing my full BabyDrive testing to see what legroom and headroom are like now in the back and if three Infasecure child seats fit across the second-row seats.
There are ISOFIX points in the two outer second-row seats and top tether anchorages on the back of both of those outer seats too. The central top tether anchorage is in the ceiling behind the seats. This can obstruct the driver's view out of the rear windscreen and in the seven-seat models, it will be near the heads of the third-row passengers. That's something to consider if you are a large family intending to use the 2023 Nissan X-Trail this way.
Rear passenger comfort is well taken care of with USB-C and USB sockets and air vents in the back of the central console and dual-zone climate control that you can control from the front dashboard.
The dash has USB-C, USB and 12V sockets too and wireless phone charging in the top-spec models.
The media system and technology have had a huge update in the 2023 Nissan X-Trail, with a large 12.3-inch media screen. There is Apple CarPlay as standard on all models and wireless Apple CarPlay in the higher-spec models. Android Auto is on all of them too but with USB connection only.
There is a 12.3-inch digital driver display, which clearly shows your distance to empty, seatbelt removal visuals and some safety features. Top-spec models of the 2023 Nissan X-Trail have a 10.8-inch head-up display too.
The new 2023 Nissan X-Trail also comes packed full of safety systems with Nissan's Pro-Pilot safety suite available on all but the bottom spec model.
As standard, all models include intelligent cruise control, forward emergency braking with junction and cyclist detection, rear-cross traffic alert (RCTA), lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and lane departure prevention (LDP), blind spot intervention (BSM), rear parking sensors, forward collision warning (FCW), rear auto emergency brake and a far side airbag that comes between the two front passengers heads so they do not collide in the event of an accident.
The top-spec two models feature a smart rearview mirror, which gives you a camera image so if you have child seats onboard you can see better out of the back.
A power-operated and hands-free rear tailgate in the two top-spec versions of the 2023 Nissan X-Trail would be desirable for families to make going to and from the car with kids and their ‘stuff' much easier.
The boot of the five-seat new 2023 Nissan X-Trail looks like it will definitely hold any prams or strollers that you need to carry. It is nice and spacious and has these great dividers in the booth base that can be removed to lower the floor or you store things underneath them or you can use one or both of them to section off the boot to carry different amounts of shopping and things like that.
I am really looking forward to doing my testing with the boot of the Nissan X-Trail to find out how many prams, dogs and shopping bags it can carry!
I haven’t driven the new 2023 Nissan X-Trail yet, I’m looking forward to testing it out on the bitumen and off-road. The 4WD models are said to be suitable for driving on dirt, ice and snow. The towing capacity has been increased to two tonnes which is great news for family adventures.
The New 2023 Nissan X-Trail has been brought right up to date with a much more modern and enjoyable-looking interior and desirable features for modern families. This should be a very capable and practical SUV appealing to families big and small from one up to five children.
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