Trusted, big brand. Diesel powered. Four-wheel drive. Top-of-the-range.

The Nissan X-Trail 4WD TL looks hard to fault, but then again there are some talented rivals out there, such as the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, and Honda CR-V, which your neighbours drive, and won’t stop talking about.

So, is there anything that makes the X-Trail better than those competitors, and are there any drawbacks you should know about? Read on to find out.