Nissan X-Trail - Top 3 alternatives
The Nissan X-Trail has been one of the top models for the company and continues to do well in the UAE market. The car receives regular updates and facelift ensuring that it meets the current demand and trends.
The current-gen X-Trail was recently revamped both on the inside and outside. It is packed with features such as zero gravity front seats, motion activated lift gate, Advanced Drive Assist Display, and more. However, the Nissan Intelligent Mobility which comprises a plethora of features sets it apart from the competition. Yet, the Nissan X-Trail faces stiff rivalry in the UAE markets. Let us look at some of the top 3 Nissan X-Trail alternatives.
The Tucson from the Korean manufacturer Hyundai is one of the finest alternatives to the Nissan X-Trail. Powered by a 2.0-litre engine, Hyundai Tucson hits the 100 kmph mark in 11.5 seconds and can reach the top speed of 175 kmph. The number of features offered increase with the variant level. Thus making the top-spec trim which comes with a 2.4-litre all-wheel-drive, the most loaded one.
Besides standard safety aids features, the Tucson kit includes advanced features like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Information Function, Smart Parking Assist, and more. There is also an Active Bonnet System that ensures the hood is raised automatically to cushion the impact in the event of a frontal collision. The price for Hyundai Tucson starts from AED 72,000.
The all-new Mazda CX-5 was launched in 2018 with substantial upgrades over its predecessors. It is powered by a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine with one front-wheel-drive and two four-wheel-drive variants available. While there are a lot of features offered, many are limited only to the top variant.
The base models come with standard along with a few advanced features.
Users get optional safety features such as ABS, stability control, and airbags as standard. Advanced features such as rear monitoring and lane change warning are available with the top variant. The 2.5L GTX AWD trim is packed with a lot of safety features, some of which we think should have been available across all variants. The starting price for the Mazda CX-5 is AED 88,900.
The Kia Sportage from the Japanese automakers is a decent alternative for users looking beyond the standard vehicle. Resembling a European SUV, the design of Kia Sportage sets it apart from the competition. The 2.0-litre engine produces 155 hp and 197 Nm of torque. It has the ability to reach the zero to 100 kmph in 11.5 seconds precisely same as the Tucson.
The 2.4-litre all-wheel-drive variant is packed with features such as a panoramic glass roof, cruise control, smart key with start button, and several other safety features. The side airbags are missing in even the top variant, whereas the base variant gets only a single driver-side airbag. The D-shaped steering wheel ensures that getting in and out of the car is simpler. The starting price for the Kia Sportage 2018 is AED 66,900.
While the Nissan X-Trail remains one of the best in the segment, there is no dearth in competition. Besides the ones mentioned above, you can also check the likes of Toyota RAV-4, Honda CR-V, GMC Terrain, and Chevrolet Equinox.