Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The TL is the most expensive X-Trail you can get at $47,790. Just an FYI: the Ti grade which is $44,790, has an identical standard features list, but it’s petrol only. You wanted the diesel, right? Okay, that’s three grand more please.
If it makes you feel any better, the TL (and Ti) comes with a stack of stuff the other grades don’t. Things like auto-leveling adaptive LED headlights with high beam assist, a panoramic sunroof, motion-activated power tailgate, auto wipers, heated steering wheel, plus heated front and rear seats.
Other standard features include a 7.0-inch screen with surround view camera and sat nav, eight-speaker Bose stereo with digital radio, and tinted rear windows. There’s cruise control, but it’s not intelligent (adaptive).
The TL comes with more advanced safety tech, too – you can read all about it below.
Compared to its rivals, the X-Trail TL undercuts Toyota’s RAV4 4x4 Cruiser diesel and the Mazda CX-5 Akera diesel by about $2000, while the Honda CR-V VTi-LX is about three grand cheaper, although you can only have that in a petrol.
But wait, the Renault Koleos Intens 4x4 diesel is a restyled and rebadged X-Trail with the same mechanicals for $47,490, and it has a bigger, 8.7-inch display, plus a longer warranty. Something to think about.