2020 Nissan X-Trail Specs, Changes, Release date

The Japanese carmaker has been one of the first companies in the automotive industry to realize the whole potential of crossover. Therefore, it offers a variety of SUV models for almost two decades, which consists of several compact models. One of them is the X-Trail, which is available in various parts of the world. However, the current generation isn’t the freshest in the class. It has been around since 2013, so it’s no wonder that many experts speculate about the future redesign. Still, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Nissan X-Trail will feature no bigger changes.

Considering Nissan’s usual production cycle, the current model should remain active for one more year at least. Therefore, count on familiar design characteristics, which have been updated a couple of years ago. On the other side, mechanics are still the same as on the initial model, though we saw a couple of novelties under the hood meanwhile. Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we expect that the 2020 Nissan X-Trail will hit the market sometime late in the year.

2020 Nissan X-Trail Redesign

As we’ve just mentioned, the 2020 Nissan X-Trail is about to come with the same design characteristics. The current generation has been around for about six years and it looks like we will have to wait for one more to see a complete overhaul. Still, that doesn’t mean this crossover won’t be competitive. Despite the age, it was updated a couple of years ago. For that occasion, we saw a typical facelift, which included various visual updates. Of course, most of them came to the front, where the crossover received new headlights, new grille, front fascia and bumper. Of course, some changes came to the other end as well. New taillights and modified bumper were some of the highlights. Naturally, this update also included things like new wheels, color options and similar things that are typical for mid-cycle updates.

Despite all the updates, this is still essentially the same vehicle that was initially introduced in 2013. It rides on a familiar CMF platform and shares most of its parts with models like Nissan Qashqai and Rogue. Compact size and well-balanced design ensure good handling and driving characteristics, though we have that younger rivals are in a slight advantage in this aspect, as well as in terms of safety scores.


On the inside, the 2020 Nissan X-Trail definitely won’t show too many signs of aging. The current cabin still looks quite attractive. Nice dashboard design in a combination with hi-quality materials makes this crossover look pretty fresh from the inside. It is also very practical and functional. Typical for models from this carmaker, the amount of interior space is great. Despite the compact size, this crossover is pretty generous in terms of legroom. The front seats are also praised for their comfort and quality. The rear bench is spacious as well. Additionally, even the rear seats can slide, so taller passenger won’t feel cramped either. When it comes to cargo capacity, you can count on almost 40 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which are some of the highest ratings in the class.

The 2020 Nissan X-Trail will also stand pretty good in terms of tech features. A 7-inch touchscreen still works good, while the infotainment system has all the features you need, including smartphone integration. Additionally, the list of standard equipment includes things like satellite radio, USB ports, Bluetooth etc. In higher trims, you can also get navigation, HD radio, more speakers etc.

2020 Nissan X-Trail Engines

The thing about this crossover is that it is available in various parts of the world. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the Japanese carmaker installs various kinds of engines in this vehicle. In markets like Europe, you can even find a new 1.3-liter turbo-four in the offer, with around 160 horsepower. A more familiar 1.6-liter turbo is also available in many markets. On the other side, versions for developing markets usually feature something more affordable and more reliable. For example, there are two well-known naturally-aspirated four-cylinder units. Those are 2.0- and 2.5-liter engines, with max outputs of 140 and 170 horsepower, respectively.

As we already mentioned, this crossover is also available in Europe and similar markets, where many drivers prefer diesel engines. Therefore, you can also find versions with two familiar turbodiesels. The first one is a 1.6-liter unit with around 130 horsepower, while a bigger 2.0-liter unit delivers pretty impressive 177 horsepower.


Another aspect where this crossover stands pretty strong is safety. All models come standard with things like pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, intelligent lane intervention, high-beam assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a rearview camera. Additionally, you can get things like rear automatic braking, rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control etc.

2020 Nissan X-Trail Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2020 Nissan X-Trail will hit the market sometime late in the year. Price changes don’t look so likely, so base versions will go between 28.000 and 30.000 dollars, depending on the market.

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