Taking a heat jumper with you on a crisp day. Ordering a aspect salad. Shopping for a Nissan X-Path – what do these three issues have in frequent? They’re all very, very wise.

Shopping for a mid-sized SUV is already fairly a tame resolution, as these automobiles sometimes supply a mixture of worth, cabin house, and ease of ingress and egress that hits the wise candy spot for therefore many Australians. Significantly these with households.

Few mid-sized SUVs supply a 3rd row of seating, however the X-Path – together with the Mitsubishi Outlander and Honda CR-V – has this feature.

Whereas the X-Path’s twin below the pores and skin, the Mitsubishi Outlander, affords seven seats throughout virtually all the vary, the Nissan is somewhat bit stingier.

WATCH: Paul’s video assessment of the MY23 X-Path Ti-L

Need an e-Energy hybrid with seven seats? Neglect it. That goes for the best petrol-powered Ti and Ti-L specs as nicely, that are solely supplied with 5 seats.

Nissan additionally makes its ST, ST-L and N-Trek seven-seaters obtainable solely with all-wheel drive.

How does the Nissan X-Path evaluate?

View an in depth breakdown of the Nissan X-Path in opposition to equally sized automobiles.

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How a lot does the Nissan X-Path value?

Based mostly on a Sydney postcode, the 2024 Nissan X-Path ST-L AWD has a drive-away worth of $50,915. Premium finishes like our tester’s Ivory Pearl add an additional $700.

2024 Nissan X-Path pricing:

  • 2024 Nissan X-Path ST
    • 2WD 5 seat: $37,250
    • AWD 7 seat: $40,290 
  • 2024 Nissan X-Path ST-L
    • 2WD 5 seat: $43,690
    • 4WD 7 seat: $46,790 
    • e-Energy with e-4orce 5 seat: $49,990 
  • 2024 Nissan X-Path N-Trek
    • 2WD 5 seat: $47,290
    • 4WD 7 seat: $50,390
  • 2024 Nissan X-Path Ti
    • 4WD 5 seat: $50,490 
    • e-Energy with e-4orce 5 seat: $54,690 
  • 2024 Nissan X-Path Ti-L
    • 4WD 5 seat: $53,490
    • e-Energy with e-4orce 5 seat: $57,690

Costs exclude on-road prices

The X-Path faces off with numerous SUVs. To see the way it shapes up, use our comparability instrument.

What’s the Nissan X-Path like on the within?

The X-Path’s inside is useful and nicely assembled with high-quality supplies.

The design too, is fashionable and largely inoffensive. Nevertheless, the two-tone black-and-brown therapy for the sprint and doorways was… a alternative. The colors conflict and, whereas we admire the distinction, we want there was one other colourway obtainable.

You’ll be able to step as much as the Ti and get a pretty black/pale gray two-tone inside, however we surprise how rapidly your kids would soiled that.

The supplies make this one of many nicer cabins within the section. The edges of the centre console are completed in soft-touch trim, as are the entrance door tops, whereas the centre armrest is properly padded. That leaves arduous plastics just for the decrease parts of the sprint and doorways.

There are enticing stitching particulars on the sprint and doorways, inserts with the look of gray open-pore wood-look trim (however a shiny texture), and brushed metal-look trim on the doorways and centre console.

There’s some gloss black trim, included considerably frustratingly on the steering wheel, however this smudge-, dust- and scratch-prone materials is stored to a minimal.

Additionally scarce are clean switches that remind you didn’t purchase the top-spec mannequin, with solely a handful tucked away to the right-hand aspect of the steering wheel.

Every little thing feels sturdily put collectively, aside from the gear shifter which feels low cost.

The centre stack is pretty minimalist, however you continue to get bodily local weather controls.

We’ve turn into so accustomed to more and more bigger touchscreens that the 8.0-inch unit within the ST-L seems virtually small.

The decision of the cameras is best than previous Nissans, if not fairly as much as the extent of the likes of GWM, whereas the infotainment system itself is straightforward to navigate with legible graphics. You even have each a USB-A and a USB-C port.

Whip out the world’s smallest violin for me, as a result of the absence of rain-sensing wipers proved fairly tedious on a moist week in Brisbane – it’s essential to step as much as the Ti for these.

One other gripe is said to the instrument cluster. The analogue gauges are enticing, and the digital display in between is straightforward to learn. However for some motive, even if you happen to change the display over to the digital speedometer, the automobile stored defaulting to a upkeep menu upon startup.

Activating cruise management additionally eliminates your digital speedometer, and you need to fiddle round to get your pace readout again on the display. Fortunately you may change this off however it’s hidden within the settings menu.

It’s doable to have your pace readout and cruise management on display on the similar time, however it’s somewhat irritating you need to fiddle round to get this. The digital instrument cluster within the N-Trek and up is a lot better.

Storage up entrance is superb. There’s a helpful storage shelf below the centre console, appropriate for some purses, whereas the bottle holders within the doorways will match 1.5L bottles.

The centre console bin has a Mercedes-Benz-style double flap opening and an honest quantity of room, and it additionally encompasses a moulded plastic tray inside if you happen to nonetheless end up with cash.

Step into the second row and there’s ample house in each dimension. There’s a slight driveline hump, however it’s not so massive that it impinges on passenger house.

Facilities embrace two USB-C retailers, map pockets, air vents, and a fold-down armrest with cupholders. There are two ISOFIX and three top-tether anchor factors for little one seats.

An occupational hazard of this position is having to wedge one’s self into third-row seats to allow you to, the reader, know if they will match adults – and “wedge” is the operative phrase right here, as these are really kid-only seats.

At 180cm tall, I discovered my head pressed to the ceiling. Even shifting the second row as far ahead as doable with out making it uncomfortable for somebody my top to take a seat there, it was nonetheless painful attempting to take a seat within the farthest row. You’ll discover your knees pressed in opposition to the seatbacks, with little room to maneuver your ft.

Given it’s awkward to clamber again right here too, you wouldn’t wish to have your children’ grandparents sit again right here if you happen to’ve obtained little one seats arrange within the second row.

There are not any anchor factors for little one seats, in order that guidelines out the smallest of youngsters, and your youngsters would sooner have you ever hang around with them and their mates than sit again right here – finest to depart it to smallish kids, then.

There are not any air vents again right here both, like in a Honda CR-V. There aren’t many facilities, interval, aside from cupholders.

Nissan solely quotes a 465-litre capability for seven-seat fashions with the primary and second rows in place, measured to the roof. There’s no determine with the third row in place, nor with the second row folded.

With all three rows up, you’ll be fortunate to suit a duffel bag, or a couple of grocery luggage. You’ll be able to drop these rearmost seats by pulling the straps.

An area saver spare wheel is situated below the bags space ground.

What’s below the bonnet?

The most recent X-Path sticks with a well-recognized naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in non-hybrid fashions.

That’s regardless of Nissan providing a more moderen turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine in markets like China and the US.

Mannequin Nissan X-Path ST-L 4WD
Engine 2.5L 4cyl petrol
Energy 135kW
Torque 244Nm
Transmission CVT
Drive kind All-wheel drive
Weight 1666kg (kerb)
Gasoline financial system (declare) 7.8L/100km
Gasoline financial system (noticed) 8.6L/100km (inner-city, suburban and freeway loop)
8.1L/100km (625km combined driving)
Gasoline kind 91 RON
Gasoline tank dimension 55L

The X-Path faces off with numerous SUVs. To see the way it shapes up, use our comparability instrument.

How does the Nissan X-Path drive?

The two.5-litre 4 mightn’t be as shiny and new because the turbo three-pot in Chinese language and North American fashions, however it’s nonetheless a stable mill.

Whereas its outputs are modest, the CVT helps make it really feel surprisingly zippy. It additionally means you don’t must work the engine that arduous, which is nice information as must you rev it, you expertise the standard CVT rev flare.

Beneath arduous acceleration, the two.5-litre will get a bit raucous – it doesn’t have probably the most nice engine be aware.

Fortuitously, if you happen to’re not pushing it too arduous the X-Path is quiet. On the freeway, for instance, street and wind noise are well-contained.

The X-Path’s trip is snug. Physique management is nice, even on undulating roads, and impacts are well-absorbed.

The steering doesn’t have numerous really feel, however the weighting is well-judged. It’s mild sufficient to make parking simple, however with sufficient heft that the X-Path doesn’t really feel like an arcade sport to pilot.

Activating Sport mode provides some noticeable weight to the steering. It’s also possible to use the paddle shifters to shift between simulated gears.

There’s finally nothing sporty concerning the X-Path, however it’s dynamically competent.

Physique roll isn’t extreme, and it’s well-behaved aside from the occasional squeal of the tyres if you happen to take a nook too rapidly and barely late intervention from the ESC on unsealed roads.

Turning on the adaptive cruise prompts the X-Path’s lane centring, although you may in flip disengage this through a button to the proper of the steering wheel. It’s also possible to regulate the sensitivity of it.

We used it in each low and medium ranges of sensitivity. Significantly in its medium setting, it retains you well-centred in your lane for probably the most half, however every so often it is going to get barely confused.

The cruise management has numerous alert sounds, however they received’t make your ears bleed. It boops when it’s activated, boops when it doesn’t detect lane markings, boops when it detects them once more….

We admire how the X-Path will bear in mind if you happen to had auto maintain activated whenever you subsequent begin it, and the capless gasoline filler is a neat contact.

What do you get?

The ST-L sits in the direction of the underside of the X-Path lineup.

X-Path ST highlights:

  • Computerized LED headlights
  • Paddle shifters
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Energy-folding, heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • DAB+ radio
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • 4 x USB factors (1 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C entrance, rear)
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • 7.0-inch instrument cluster display
  • Cloth upholstery
  • House-saver spare wheel
  • AWD and 7 seats optionally available

X-Path ST-L provides:

  • Privateness glass
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Twin-zone local weather management
  • Artificial leather-accented seats
  • Heated entrance seats
  • Energy driver’s seat
  • Fog lights
  • Leather-based-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rear mirror
  • Sliding rear seats, 40:20:40 folding
  • Divide-N-Disguise cargo space system
  • e-Energy with e-4orce optionally available
  • AWD and 7 seats optionally available

Is the Nissan X-Path protected?

The brand new X-Path scored a five-star ANCAP security ranking primarily based on crash testing of its smaller Nissan Qashqai sibling in 2021. The ranking covers all fashions, together with petrol and hybrid variants.

The X-Path scored 91 per cent for grownup occupant safety, 90 per cent for little one occupant safety, 74 per cent for weak street person, and 97 per cent for security help.

Customary options on all grades:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Pedestrian, Bike owner detection
    • Junction help
    • Reverse AEB with Pedestrian detection
  • Blind-spot help
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keep help
  • Site visitors signal recognition
  • Computerized high-beam
  • Adaptive cruise management
  • Reversing digicam
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 7 airbags incl. front-centre airbag

ST-L and above add:

  • ProPILOT with energetic lane-centring operate
  • Encompass-view digicam
  • Entrance parking sensors

How a lot does the Nissan X-Path value to run?

The Nissan X-Path vary is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre guarantee.

Nissan affords six years of capped-price servicing, with the primary six companies capped at $359, $466, $529, $566, $404 and $693 – or $3017 in complete.

You should buy pre-paid two-, three-, four- and five-year servicing plans, that are priced at $743, $1219, $1728 and $2092, respectively. Notably, Nissan nonetheless has servicing intervals of 12 months or 10,000km, whereas many rivals have 15,000km intervals.

The X-Path’s service costs aren’t among the many most cost-effective on this section, and mixed with the shorter intervals it makes it costlier to run than an Outlander.

CarExpert’s Tackle the Nissan X-Path

Exterior of patrons of efficiency fashions just like the Volkswagen Tiguan R, we’d wager most mid-sized SUV patrons aren’t going into this section on the lookout for one thing thrilling.

That’s excellent news, because the X-Path is way from thrilling, however it doesn’t must be. What the X-Path must be is an effective all-rounder – on this, it delivers.

Okay, in order that third row has a really particular use case (babies or massive hams). That’s par for the course on this section, and if you wish to match anyone bigger, you’ll must step as much as one thing like a Hyundai Santa Fe.

The entrance two rows, nevertheless, are extraordinarily spacious and cozy. The inside can be attractively offered (brown trim apart), logically laid out, and completed in high-quality supplies.

The engine mightn’t appear to be a lot on paper, however it proves to be a keen if uninspiring supply of motivation on the street, whereas the X-Path has a cushty trip plus steering and dealing with that ought to strike the proper steadiness for many mid-sized SUV patrons.

Within the cons column are the shorter upkeep intervals and better service pricing than some rivals. That makes the X-Path rather less wise.

It’s additionally tempting to look elsewhere within the X-Path lineup. Whereas the pricier N-Trek provides loads of further equipment, the ST-L e-Energy for an additional $3200 brings a a lot smoother powertrain plus higher gasoline financial system, if on the expense of the third row.

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