2023 Nissan X-Trail price and specs

Two years after it launched in the US, the new Nissan X-Trail medium SUV is nearing Australia – but it won’t be as affordable as its predecessor.

  • 2023 Nissan X-Trail pricing and specifications
  • Four model grades with 2.5-litre petrol engines, manual gearbox axed
  • e-Power hybrid variant coming soon
  • Priced from $36,750 plus on-road costs

The 2023 Nissan X-Trail is due in Australian showrooms before the end of this year with more technology, space and power than before – but much higher prices.

Offered in a choice of four model grades (ST, ST-L, Ti and Ti-L), the new X-Trail mid-size SUV – which hits Nissan Australia dealers two years after its US launch – will cost from $36,750 plus on-road costs for an ST automatic, $4085 more than the variant it replaces.

Buyers of the entry-level ST and ST-L grades have a choice of five seats and front-wheel drive, or seven seats and all-wheel drive. The higher-spec Ti and Ti-L are offered exclusively with five seats and all-wheel drive.

The seven-seat, all-wheel-drive models cost $5515 to $6015 more than the old seven-seat, front-wheel-drive grades, or $5125 to $5615 more than the previous-generation all-wheel-drive five seaters. The X-Trail loses its title of Australia’s cheapest seven-seat SUV to the LDV D90.

Sitting atop the range is a new $52,990 Ti-L luxury flagship, with niceties like nappa leather seats and a head-up display – but a price $6875 higher than the old Ti flagship. A new Ti is offered in the 2023 range, priced from $49,990 plus on-road costs, up $3875.

All models at launch will be powered by a 2.5-litre non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine shared with its twin under the skin, the Mitsubishi Outlander, offering 135kW and 245Nm (up 9kW/19Nm over the old X-Trail’s 2.5-litre mill).

It sends power to the front or all wheels through a continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT), depending on variant. Towing capacity is rated at up to two tonnes, up 500kg.

The old model’s six-speed manual transmission has been axed – pushing the increase in base price beyond $6000 (2022 ST manual vs 2023 ST automatic).

Due after the 2.5-litre petrol range is an e-Power hybrid model, which uses a petrol engine as a generator, creating energy to power a small battery pack and electric motor on the front axle.

Few details of pricing or specifications have been announced for this drivetrain, though expect a price premium over standard X-Trail models. It’s expected to share its mechanicals with the new Qashqai e-Power, detailed last week.

Standard features on the entry-level model include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7.0-inch driver display, keyless entry and start, cloth seats, a ‘urethane’ (i.e. plastic) steering wheel, and rear parking sensors.

Most available advanced safety features are standard across the range, including autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian/cyclist detection and support for intersections), lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Also standard is an airbag between the front seats – a key feature among cars which have scored five stars under the latest ANCAP crash safety testing criteria, including the new X-Trail’s rivals from Hyundai, Kia and Haval.

More expensive grades add features such as a head-up display, dual 12.3-inch interior displays, quilted nappa leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a 10-speaker sound system, and Nissan’s ProPilot assisted highway driving system.

The 2023 Nissan X-Trail is due in Australian showrooms before the end of this year, with the e-Power hybrid variant to follow.

2023 Nissan X-Trail Australian model range

  • X-Trail ST five-seat FWD – $36,750 (up $4085)
  • X-Trail ST seven-seat AWD – $39,790 (up $5525 vs old ST seven-seat FWD, $5125 vs ST five-seat AWD)
  • X-Trail ST-L five-seat FWD – $43,190 (up $4515)
  • X-Trail ST-L seven-seat AWD – $46,290 (up $6015 vs old ST seven-seat FWD, $5615 vs ST five-seat AWD)
  • X-Trail Ti five-seat AWD – $49,990 (up $3875)
  • X-Trail Ti-L five-seat AWD – $52,990 ($6875 more than old Ti flagship)

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.

2023 Nissan X-Trail ST standard features:

  • 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and reversing camera
  • 7.0-inch driver instrument display
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights with auto high beam
  • LED tail-lights
  • Manual air conditioning with second-row vents
  • Six-way driver and four-way passenger manually-adjustable seats
  • Two-way power driver lumbar
  • Black cloth upholstery
  • Urethane (plastic) steering wheel
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Roof rails
  • Electronic by-wire gear selector
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Forward and reverse autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian (front and rear) and cyclist (front) detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Automatic high beams
  • Eco, Standard, Sport and five off-road settings (AWD only)

2023 Nissan X-Trail ST-L adds (over ST):

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leather-accented steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Sliding 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats
  • Front parking sensors
  • 360-degree camera
  • ProPilot semi-autonomous driving tech (advanced lane centring on freeways)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Privacy glass
  • Fog lights
  • Twin-board modular boot floor

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti adds (over ST-L):

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-accented upholstery
  • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless/wired Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto and satellite navigation
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.8-inch head-up display
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Power tailgate
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • LED indicators
  • Optional black contrast roof

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L adds (over Ti):

  • Quilted nappa leather upholstery
  • Front seat and exterior mirror memory
  • 10-speaker Bose sound system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • Auto-tilt side mirrors
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Remote engine start
  • Rear window sunshades

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