How do you find the X Trail by the way? We looked at one, but were put off by its poor condition. Looked like it'd had a hard life.
We bought the X'y because my Wife needed something a little more comfortable, it needed to be automatic, and also swallow all the stuff we might throw at it - Dogs, Bikes , Dump runs etc
Because we wanted Auto, the only choice was the 2.5 petrol. Have to say the MPG is not too bad at all, she gets 30m mpg plus, and that is with daily commutes into Milton Keynes, and all the round abouts.
In answer to your question, we think it is Fantastic. She says that she would not swap back to a 'normal' car. It handles very well, but can also give you the 4x4 for 'lightish' off roading. The system works on the 2 front wheels driving and the rears kicking in if needed, very good from the lights on a wet day, surprises a few car drivers
- It can also be placed into 4x4 mode electronically, which was nice last Winter for the few days of snow that we had.
We did try a CRV, but sorry Honda
not really a patch on the X-trail, only car that I have ever felt travel sick in
. I am sure the new CRV version will be a big step up.