Nissan X-Trail Ti-L AWD SUV 2023 Review

Is the Nissan X-Trail Ti-L any good

Nissan X-Trail Ti-L – Last week we spoke about the Nissan ST-L, this week we are chatting about the top model the X-Trail Ti-L.

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The Ti-L comes in a five seat AWD version only. It is priced from $52,990 plus the usual costs.

The X-Trail is Nissans bestselling vehicle and the all new model has revitalised sales in the segment.

Built on a new platform the new X-Trail is has better ride and handling than the previous model and is smooth, quiet, and compliant over rough roads.

Powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine maximum power is 135kW, and maximum torque is 244Nm. This is matched to a seven step CVT for maximum economy. ADR economy figures are 7.8L/100K. One good feature is a 2000kg towing capacity.

The Ti-L comes with a 10.8-inch HUD, 12.3-inch driver instrument display and a 12.3-inch central touch screen. Other exclusive features include a motion sensor rear tailgate, 10 speaker premium Bose audio system, memory function for the front electric seats, and a heated steering wheel plus more.

The Nissan X-Trail Ti-L is a well-equipped, luxurious, and practical mid-sized SUV and is fair value.

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More Nissan X-Trail Ti-L details

What is good?

  • Looks good.
  • Luxury and comfort
  • Infotainment and connectivity and 12.3-inch screen

What is not so good?

  • Intrusive safety features
  • A little unsettled on rough roads
  • Engine / CVT combination can feel slightly sluggish

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L AWD SUV drive mode selection

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Mid sized AWD SUVs are everywhere. Its a matter of choosing one that suits you best. Almost every manufacturer has one.

Buyers could look at Subaru Forester, Peugeot 3008, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Citroen C5 Aircross, Jeep Compass, plus many more. 

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L AWD SUV safety features

General thoughts about the Nissan X-Trail Ti-L

  • The all-new model brings some styling and finesse to the model.
  • The interior has a premium feel to it. Nappa Leather, soft touch points and black woodgrain panelling all add to the ambience.
  • Front seats are heated, comfortable and the electronic lumbar adjustment was appreciated by my ageing back.
  • Large driver instrument panel contains a multitude of information and configurability.
  • The 12.3-inch central screen is crisp, clear, and functional.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and charging as well as wired Android Auto is standard in the Ti-L
  • Rear seats are spacious and comfortable. Boot is again spacious.
  • There are air vents in the second row and tri zone A/C
  • The Ti-L is a five-seat version only and that makes sense. I’m never a fan of seven seats in this size vehicle.
  • The petrol engine is adequate if a little sluggish a times with the CVT.
  • Paddle shifts are useless like they are on 95% of cars.
  • Ride and handling are taught, especially on windy roads. The suspension can get a little unsettled on poor back roads.
  • Steering is responsive and changes with drive mode selection.
  • Drive modes include eco, normal and sport, and the Ti and Ti-L, add Snow and Off-road.
  • This doesn’t change the ride, just the transmission mapping.
  • It comes with the Nissan Pro-Pilot safety system, its good but can be a touch intrusive.

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Nissan X-Trail Ti-L Final thoughts

The X-Trail has been a successful model for Nissan over the years. Like a lot of us it has grown a bit and gotten a bit softer as its now an AWD SUV rather than a 4WD. But it has become more comfortable and luxurious inside.

The TI-L has all the extra goodies that buyers seem to want.

Its starting to become a little expensive but also offer a lot for the money.

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X-Trail Ti adds:

  • LED turn signals
  • Intelligent rear View Mirror
  • Adaptive matrix LED headlight system
  • Auto wipers
  • 8″ head-up display
  • 3″ TFT Advanced Drive-Assist® Display instrument cluster
  • 3″ touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay® + wired Android AutoTMand wireless device charging (Ti, Ti-L)
  • 10-way power-operated passenger’s seat with power lumbar support
  • Genuine leather accented trim~
  • Ambient lighting (console)
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad.
  • Tri-zone air conditioning
  • Panoramic sunroof, with tilt-slide front sunroof section
  • Power tailgate
  • 19″ alloy wheels

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L AWD SUV features

Nissan X-Trail Ti-L adds:

  • Reverse tilt power mirrors with memory function
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated rear seats
  • Memory function for front seats
  • Quilted Nappa leather accented seats~
  • Ambient lighting (door)
  • 10-speaker Bose audio system
  • Motion sensing power tailgate with position memory Remote engine start
  • Rear door sunshades

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L AWD SUV engine

Nissan X-Trail


X-Trail Ti-L

Model Price$52,990 MLP*
Engine2.5L 4 Cyl Petrol Euro 5
Drivetrain7 Sp Xtronic CVT AWD
Power135kW @ 6,000rpm
Torque244Nm @ 3,600rpm
SafetyFive-star ANCAP (tested Nov 2022)
0-100kmh / Top SpeedNot Available
CO2 Emissions183 g/km
Economy ADR7.8L/100km / 55L capacity
Economy on test9.2L/100k
Max Range846km
Servicing12 MTh / 12,000km capped price
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling8
Fit for Purpose9
AWD/Towing Capability*8 (AWD 3/5 Towing 5/5)
Value for Money8

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L AWD SUV interior dimensions


X-Trail Ti-L

Overall Length4680mm
Wheels19×7.5 Alloy
Tyres235/55 R19
Max ground clearanceUp to 205mm
Wading DepthNot Available
ApproachNot Available
RampoverNot Available
Departure angleNot Available
Turning Circle KTK11.1m
Boot cargo min585L
Boot cargo MaxTBA
width between archesTBA
Kerb Weight1672kg
Payload (kg)463kg
GVM (kg)2135kg
Towing Capacity2000kg
Tow Ball rating200kg

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