The X-trail looks deceptively small from the outside. There are curved angles, a large grille and the design still holds even though this model’s been around for seven years, and is about to be replaced by a new one. It’s tough looking, but feels sophisticated on the road.
Inside also feels good. As it’s at the top of the range there are leather seats and a leather steering wheel with a slightly flat bottom, which instantly takes it into higher level territory, and it’s got a large sunroof to let light through the car.
High gloss accents adorn the centre console area, and while you couldn’t call the interior super flash, it suits the rugged feel of the car's design.
There are a few more buttons than is ideal for functionality, making it feel slightly dated, and the 7.0-inch multimedia screen is smaller than some competitors - both are a giveaway that the car was designed a few years ago. Still, you feel good driving the X-Trail Ti on the road.