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2021 Nissan X-Trail pricing and specs detailed: Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 rival scores modest update ahead of new-generation model

The 2021 update has brought Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Nissan X-Trail range.

Nissan has updated its X-Trail mid-size SUV, adding new tech and increasing prices across the board by as much as $675.

The X-Trail range now kicks off with a list price of $30,665 before on-road costs, just $2375 upstream of the $28,290 entry fee of Nissan’s Qashqai small SUV. That’s a $625 increase in price for the ST grade in the X-Trail range with the petrol engine, front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox.

In fact, all ST grades are up $625, with the automatic ST FWD now $32,665, the seven-seat automatic ST FWD priced at $34,265 and the five-seat ST all-wheel-drive (AWD) asking $34,265.

Stepping up into the ST-L grades though, will be $675 more expensive than before, with the FWD five- and seven-seat versions now $38,525 and $40,125 respectively.

As for the AWD ST-L, it now wears a $40,525 sticker price.

The top-spec five-seat Ti AWD moves up just $475 with the update, now $45,965, with a tan leather interior available as a no-cost option.

Nissan has also kept a diesel powerplant alive in the range with the TS now being the only grade available with oil-burning power and listing for $37,465 (up $625).

As part of the update Nissan has added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the X-Trail range. All grades now have digital radio and Nissan’s latest multimedia system which includes voice recognition and a new 7.0-inch touchscreen.

The rest of the standard features list remains the same as before with the entry grade ST getting 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, rear roof spoiler, reversing camera, keyless entry and push button start, CD player, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Stepping up into the ST-L adds rear privacy glass, front fog lights, leather seats and steering wheel, power front seats, roof rails, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, sat nav, and a surround-view monitor. New, too for this update are 18-inch alloy wheels and intelligent driver alert.

The Ti brings heated door mirrors, LED adaptive headlights, rain sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, gesture power tailgate, Bose sound system, sunroof and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Powering the X-Trail is a choice of 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre petrol engines making 106kW/200Nm and 126kW/226Nm respectively, or a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit producing 130kW and 380Nm.

The X-Trail was given the maximum five-star ANCAP score when it was tested in 2017. All grades have AEB, but from the ST-L up the advanced safety tech is more comprehensive and includes blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, with the Ti also adding lane departure warning and AEB with pedestrian detection.

It is expected that 2021 will be the final year the current X-Trail is on sale, as the next-generation version has already been shown in the US (dubbed Rogue).

2021 Nissan X-Trail pricing before on-road costs

ST 2.0-litre FWD


ST 2.5-litre FWDAuto


ST-L 2.5-litre FWDAuto


ST 2.5-litre (seven seat) FWDAuto


ST-L 2.5-litre (seven seat) FWDAuto


ST 4WD  2.5-litreAuto


ST-L 4WD  2.5-litreAuto


Ti 4WD  2.5-litreAuto


TS 2.0-litre 4WD DieselAuto