Nissan X-Trail vs Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Nissan X-Trail vs Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The premium SUV space has swollen in size ever since it caught the fancy of the customers. Accredited to performance and agility, they are crafted to take on any terrain with ease without compromising on comfort and safety. This makes them a perfect choice for adventure enthusiasts who like to explore the world with their friends and family. Nissan X-Trail and Mitsubishi Montero Sport are two capable options in the segment that have been topping the popularity chart for long.

Nissan X-Trail Vs. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

In this spec-based comparison, we pit both models on several parameters to find out which is more suitable based on your preference. Before we begin, let us first have a look at the dimensions of both the models.

Nissan X-Trail Vs. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

  • The Mitsubishi Montero Sport is 95 mm longer than Nissan X-Trail.  
  • Nissan X-Trail, on the other hand, is 15 mm wider and 60 mm taller, in comparison. 
  • While Montero sits on a 50 mm longer wheelbase, hinting at slightly larger cabin space. 

Engine specifications

Nissan X-Trail Vs. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

  • Out of the two, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport makes 47hp more power. 
  • It also takes the lead in terms of torque, offering 52Nm more torque as compared to X-Trail. 
  • Both the models miss out on a manual unit. 
  • Mitsubishi Montero Sport and Nissan X-Trail are available with a single petrol unit, missing out on a diesel engine.

Detailed Prices

  • Mitsubishi Montero Sport price falls in the range of AED 79,990 to AED 109,000. 
  • On the other hand, the Nissan X-Trail price falls in the bracket of AED 89,900 to AED 134,900. 
  • The difference in the price of entry-level variants of both models is around AED 9,910. 
  • Similarly, the price difference in the top-spec variant of both Mitsubishi Montero Sport and Nissan X-Trail is quite wide. The Nissan X-Trail price for the range-topping variant is AED 25,900 expensive than Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

Nissan X-Trail Vs. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Exterior Styling

Nissan X-Trail 

  • Standard exterior features include LED daytime running lights, LED tail-lamps, power-adjusted outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators and rear spoiler. 
  • LED headlamps are available only with the top-spec variant.
  • Roof rails are absent in the entry-spec grade, while auto-on/off headlamps, motion-activated liftgate with foot sensor and power panoramic moonroof come with the higher trims only. 
  • The 17-inch alloys are standard, and the range-topping grade gets 18-inch aluminium units. There is an option for a 19-inch alloy unit at extra cost.

Nissan X-Trail Vs. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

  • Chrome garnish on front/rear bumpers, radiator grille, and wing mirrors are standard across Mitsubishi Montero Sport variants. 
  • Integrated side turn signals on ORVMs are available with higher trims only. 
  • Chrome beltline molding, side steps, front skit plates, roof rails, and roof spoiler are available with the entire line-up. 
  • The entry-level variants make do with halogen units, whereas the LED headlamps are restricted to the higher variants. 
  • The LED rear combination lamps, daytime running lamp on the bumper and front fog lamp come with selected trims only. 
  • The sunroof is reserved for the top-spec grade only. 
  • Chunky 18-inch alloy wheels are standard on all variants.

Interior

 Nissan X-Trail 

The fully-loaded top-spec trim gets leather seats, and tan-leather seats can also be availed as optional with it. In addition to these features, the X-Trail also gets, advanced drive-assist display, rearview monitor, around view monitor, Nissan’s intelligent key with push-button ignition, power door locks with auto-locking feature and illuminated steering-wheel-mounted audio controls among others.

Nissan X-Trail Vs. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Mitsubishi Montero Sport 

Some of the other prominent interior features include ISOFIX mounts in the second row, vehicle speed-sensitive automatic door lock, 2-DIN audio system, Mitsubishi multi communication system and Multi around the monitor, etc. The leather seats are available only with the higher trims, while the rest make do with fabric seat covers.

Safety

Nissan X-Trail

  • It comes with dual front airbags, side bags, and curtain airbags. 
  • Vehicle dynamic control with traction control, high beam assist headlights, LATCH system, etc. are some of the other features that X-Trail benefits from.

Nissan X-Trail Vs. Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

  • The dual airbags at the front safeguard driver and co-passenger and an additional knee airbag is also equipped for the driver. 
  • Side SRS airbags at the front provide proper cushioning to the driver and co-passenger. 
  • Besides, there are SRS curtain airbags across rows. 
  • It also benefits from a bunch of other advanced safety techs including ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation system, brake assist system, active stability traction control, hill descent control, and parking sensors.

Verdict

Both the SUVs are packed to the gill with comfort and safety features, however, the Nissan X-Trail has a more advanced infotainment unit with a larger touchscreen display and some additional connectivity bits. The Montero Sport, on the other hand, has a more appealing exterior styling as compared to X-Trail. On the whole, the Nissan X-Trail seems to be a better-equipped car that promises great performance at the same time.

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