Hi guys, as the new rebuffed Nissan X-Trail has just been released with 2.0D 177hp engine, can it stand up against the Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI in terms of performance, handling and quality? Outgoing Nissan SUVs were prone to engine and road noise as far as I am aware.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Colin H (Kildare) - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:09
Yes, the X-Trail has always been a touch noisy, and that hasn’t changed much for the latest version, although it is a little improved. While the Nissan is a really good automobile with lots of space, decent quality and decent handling, for our money the Skoda has it well beaten, not least because of its cabin, which is more attractive to look at and better-built. The Kodiaq is also slightly nicer to drive, and definitely a little more refined. A few relevant test drives: