Nissan just breaks cover from brand new X-Trail for 2021. Nissan X-Trail is known as Nissan Rogue in the North American market and it is one of the most popular CUV in the U.S market.
The new X-Trail not only comes with a fresh look but benefits from more Tech and comfort for driver and passengers.
Start from design, the 2021 Nissan X-Trail follows a new design language of Nissan which we have seen it before on Nissan Kicks and Juke. The key elements are separated headlights, V-shaped grille, and door-mounted side mirrors.
It might be interesting to know that the new X-Trail is actually smaller than its predecessor. It has a 2.54 mm shorter wheelbase, the roof is 53.3 mm is shorter and the overall length of the car is 43.2 mm shorter than before.
Considering shorter dimensions, especially shorter wheelbase, the new X-Trail is actually roomier cars due to the elimination of third-row seats. Nissan also replaced sliding rear seats with fixed ones but they have more leg and headroom than the outgoing model.
The cargo room in standard seat positioning is a little bit less than before but if rear seats are folded there is more room than the current model. Although the tailgate is also larger so access to cargo room is easier.
By comparison, the 2021 X-Trail has third-best cargo capacity in its segment after Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
The 2021 Nissan X-Trail buyers can enjoy a new 8-inch infotainment screen as standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. As an extra price option, buyers can get a bigger 9-inch screen with a built-in sat-nav.
Seating on the driver seat and you will soon notice a bigger 7-inch screen inside a gauge cluster. This screen replaced the old 5-inch screen. On the high trim Platinium models, there is 12.3-inch fully digital screen as an instrument cluster completed by a 10.8-inch color head-up display system.
Other highlights through the cabin are leather trim, Propilot Assist, Navi-Link, wireless Apple CarPlay, Qi wireless smartphone charging pad, 10 speaker Bose system, panoramic roof, power tailgate, and ambient lighting.
18-inch wheels are standard on the base trim but upper trims benefit 19-inch wheels. For those who are not familiar with ProPilot Assist system, it is a radar and camera system that monitors objects around including pedestrians and other cars.
The 2021 Nissan X-Trail uses a new PR25DD engine with a CVT transmission. The four-cylinder naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine is able to produce 181 hp and 245 nm of torque. The average fuel consumption is 7.8 to 8.1 l/100 km for FWD models and 8.1 to 8.4 l/100 km for AWD models.
With towing capacity of 612 kg, Nissan X-Trail is one of the worst cars you can find on the market. In fact, it has the lowest towing capacity among other cars in its segment.
The 2021 Nissan X-Trail (or call it rogue) goes on sale this fall.