2014 Nissan X-Trail DCI 130 Tekna 2WD Review

The new 2014 Nissan X-Trail DCI 130 Tekna 2WD is quite in interesting adoption to the Qashai curvy face. X-Trail now has a broader appeal as it replaces 2 cars, the old X-Trail and the Qashqai +2. There are many interesting features that can be mentioned, some of them being great for almost all drivers. You will appreciate the Adaptive Ride Control and Active Trace Control additions. The 2014 Nissan X-Trail will turn better in a bend.


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There are 3 engine options that are available. The standard is the 128 hp 1.6 liter diesel. You also have the 2.0 and 2.5 liter petrol options. The 1.6 currently offers a suitable torque and the towing capacity ranges from 2200 to 2000 kilograms. The fuel consumption that is claimed is 53.3 mpg. This is definitely hand for a large vehicle.

The 2WD is suitable for almost all driving experiences. All wheel drive only has an advantage when dealing with slippery conditions. However, the all wheel drive option is not suitable for many when driving at fast speeds. We do have to deal with understeering when referring to tighter bends and too much roll appears. Poor steering will make it quite difficult to place your X-Trail.

Driving Experience

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The Nissan X-Trail looks quite slow, even with a traction advantage that we see. In 11 seconds you can expect to reach 62 miles per hour while the average on the market is 117 miles per hour. The good news is that the experience behind the wheel is not bad at all. The transmission only has a rare artificial feeling and ride comfort was obviously a priority for Nissan.

Front seats are comfortable and the entire interior will feel better than those of the past model, even if it was more expensive. Tekna brings in a really interesting SUV that you will surely appreciate with basically various different extra features like the Driver Attention Alert system.


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The driving experience is not as great as the one of the previous model but we are looking at a really well-made SUV. Nissan manages to bring in really high quality. It is an appealing family car that is efficient. It is not that practical when compared to MPV but it is still one you will want to consider.