Nissan X-Trail review: ‘The dirtier it gets, the happier it is’ | Martin Love
Nissan’s old X-Trail used to be a bit of a ruffian… now it’s learning some road manners. But is that a good thing?
Top speed: 116mph
0-62mph: 10.5 seconds
Our city streets are clogged with Chelsea tractors; their massively over-qualified drive systems patiently coping with the tediousness of the tame tarmac. So it’s a relief to set one free in the actual countryside, to let it bounce across fields on its sturdy axles and grind up treacherously muddy narrow lanes which offer all the adhesion of a water slide.