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Skoda Kodiaq or Nissan X-Trail?

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

Neil Briscoe Answered by: - Neil Briscoe - changagoidem Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Colin,

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:

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI review

Nissan X-Trail review

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Hi Neil,

Thanks again for the help on automobile choice. I took delivery of a new Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI DSG three weeks ago and I love it!

Posted by Colin H (Kildare) - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:01:38

Hi Neil,

Many thanks for your opinion, I appreciate it. I kind of expected the Skoda to be the better automobile, but good to just hear it from you.

Really like your website, great informative and straight forward reviews.


Posted by Colin H (Kildare) - Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:24:33