Review - 2024 Nissan X-Trail e-Power with e-4orce Hybrid

By Alexi Falson on 21 Mar 2024
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OnlineAuto Rating
out of 10
  • Significant fuel savings over non-hybrid X-Trail
  • Smooth, EV-like driving experience
  • Updated cabin looks great and receives added storage options
  • Long safety equipment list in base model
  • Hybrid range misses out on seven-seat layout
  • Short service intervals
  • Ride quality suffers on larger wheels
Nissan X-TRAIL Ti (4WD) e-Power Hybrid Specs
    • 55L
    • 139
    • 4600 / 2400
    • 5 star
    • Automatic
The arrival of the latest generation Nissan X-Trail has been headlined by a brand new range of e-Power Hybrid variants for the fan-favourite SUV.

Combining the Nissan X-Trail’s adventurous, family-friendly nature with a brand-new fuel-efficient hybrid unit means it’s more competitive than ever before in the crowded midsize SUV segment.

Just how well has the new hybrid unit transformed the X-Trail into a more fuel-efficient hybrid SUV? Let’s take a closer look to find out.

Nissan X-Trail Competition

Nissan X-Trail

Toyota RAV4
Kia Sportage
Subaru Forester
Hyundai Tucson
Mazda CX-5
Honda CR-V
GWM Haval H6
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

How Much Does It Cost?

Prices for the MY24 Nissan X-Trail e-Power kick off from $49,990 for the entry-level ST-L variant, with prices rising to $54,690 for the X-Trail Ti e-Power Hybrid.

The range-topping X-Trail Ti-L e-Power with e-4orce is priced at $57,690.

Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change and do not include on-road costs.

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Nissan X-TRAIL - Ti (4WD) e-POWER (HYBRID) Specifications

Model Date 2024
Series T33 MY23
Variant Ti (4WD) e-POWER (HYBRID)
Transmission 1 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive 4WD
Engine capacity 1497
Engine configuration DUAL OVERHEAD CAM / 12 valves
Engine RPM 4600 / 2400
Cylinders T3
Torque 250
KW 157
Fuel tank size 55.0
Fuel usage specs 6.1 / 0
CO2 139
ANCAP security rating 5

What Features & Specs Does the Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid Have?

Nissan’s entry-level X-Trail ST-L e-Power Hybrid comes riding on a set of 18-inch alloys and receives LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, fog lights, dual-zone climate control, a surround-view monitor with parking sensors, leatherette upholstery with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, sliding rear seats and Nissan’s ProPILOT driving assistant.

Stepping up to the X-Trail Ti e-Power Hybrid adds 19-inch alloys, adaptive LED headlights, a powered boot lift, three-zone climate control, a digital rear-view mirror, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front sheets, a 10.8-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and ambient lighting.

Nissan’s top-of-the-range X-Trail Ti-L e-Power Hybrid comes riding on 20-inch alloys and receives a hands-free boot lift, quilted Nappa leather upholstery with heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and an upgraded 10-speaker Bose sound system.

Connectivity & Infotainment Features

Nissan packages the most affordable member of the X-Trail range, the ST-L e-Power with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display that receives DAB+ digital radio and a six-speaker sound system.

Stepping up to the X-Trail Ti e-Power Hybrid adds a larger 12.3-inch infotainment system with a satellite navigation upgrade.

2024 nissan x-trail e-power interior

Does the Nissan X-Trail Have Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?

Nissan’s entry-level X-Trail ST-L e-Power’s infotainment system does not offer wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, instead requiring a wired connection via a USB cable.

For those looking for the convenience of a wireless connection, stepping up to the X-Trail Ti e-Power with its larger 12.3-inch infotainment system offers buyers both wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity. 

Is the Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid Comfortable to Drive?

The driving experience on offer in the X-Trail e-Power Hybrid range is super refined thanks to Nissan’s latest hybrid tech which offers an EV-like driving experience.

Under the bonnet, there’s a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that, instead of powering the wheels, provides power for the two electric motors that do the heavy lifting in near silence.

There’s an electric motor sitting at the front and rear of the X-Trail, offering all-wheel drive stability and perky acceleration from the instant injection of torque from the e-motors.

The end result is a remarkably smooth and quiet driving experience that makes the X-Trail e-Power feel more like a purebred EV, with the petrol motor well-disguised as it provides power to the electric motors.

This makes it a strong performer around town, with its well-weighted steering package offering both easy turns while parking or making a three-point turn and decent feedback as you pick up the pace.

Pick up the pace and the X-Trail is a great long-distance tourer, with the near-silent driving experience making it a particularly relaxing family car with the confidence of all-wheel drive stability.

The suspension package is reasonably versatile, offering some darty handling around town and eating up moderate bumps without much of an issue, though the ride quality does suffer on the larger 20-inch alloys fitted to the Ti-L.

All up, the X-Trail e-Power Hybrid range feels like a completely new package over its replacement, while the transition to a hybrid powertrain has made it more enjoyable on the road overall.

It’s unique in the fact that the electric motors, rather than the petrol engine, get the wheels turning, which makes the X-Trail feel smooth while accelerating and effortless on a long drive.

Is it Fuel Efficient?

As you might expect, Nissan’s adoption of hybrid engine tech for the X-Trail has resulted in some serious fuel-efficiency gains over the outgoing model and non-hybrid siblings of the current range.

On a combined cycle, you can expect to see the X-Trail e-Power Hybrid sip 6.1L/100km on a combined cycle, which is significantly less than the 7.4 - 7.8L/100km combined cycle figures of the non-hybrid X-Trail range.

How Much Fuel Does the Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid Use Around Town?

Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid City Consumption: 6.5L/100km

How Much Fuel Does the Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid Use on the Highway?

Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid Highway Consumption: 5.8L/100km

Is it Practical and Spacious?

The X-Trail has earned itself a strong reputation as a family-friendly SUV and, in its latest generation, things have only gotten better.

To start, the interior has received a major overhaul that has brought it closer in line with its contemporary rivals, with the updated cabin looking sleek and more high-tech overall.

Up front, the X-Trail’s tall roofline gives the driver and front passenger a tonne of headroom, while visibility is excellent thanks to the large windows.

Storage options in the front of the cabin include a deep split-folding armrest in the centre console, cup holders, a storage tray hiding behind the gear lever, a glovebox and large bottle holders inside the door sills.

There’s also a clever design with an additional tier of storage underneath the centre console which is great for more compact valuables that you want to keep out of sight while the car is parked.

One thing to keep in mind is that Nissan offers the e-Power hybrid range as a five-seat SUV package, only, meaning buyers looking for a seven-seat variant miss out on the fuel-efficient engine tech.

Space in the second row of the X-Trail’s cabin is excellent, with more than enough legroom on offer for taller rear passengers and decent headroom on offer, even with the panoramic sunroof installed on more premium variants.

The X-Trail e-Power Hybrid second row features a pair of ISOFIX anchors and three top tether mounts for a variety of child seats, as well as USB charging ports, map pockets and rear air vents.

How Big is the Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid’s Boot?

The Nissan X-Trail rounds out its family-friendly package with a very healthy 575L of boot space, expanding to 1396L with the rear seats folded to swallow up sports gear and bulky cargo when needed.

Is it Safe?

Thanks to its recent update, active safety equipment is another strong selling point of the X-Trail e-Power hybrid range.

As standard, the base model picks up forward and reverse autonomous emergency braking with junction assist, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, lane-departure alerts, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alerts, a surround-view camera with parking sensors and seven airbags.

You’ll also find Nissan’s ProPILOT driving assistant with active lane-keep assist.

Does the Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid Have an ANCAP Safety Rating?

The Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid range has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating from testing in 2021.

  • Adult Occupant Protection: 91%

  • Child Occupant Protection: 90%

  • Vulnerable Road User Protection: 74%

  • Safety Assist: 97% 

What Warranty Does the Nissan X-Trail Come With?

Nissan offers the X-Trail e-Power Hybrid with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre factory warranty with five years of roadside assist bundled in, too.

Buyers also receive six years/60,000km of capped-price servicing for the X-Trail e-Power Hybrid which totals $3051.

Service intervals for the X-Trail e-Power Hybrid range stand at 12 months or 10,000km, whichever elapses first.

Our Verdict: Is the Nissan X-Trail Worth it?

As a complete package, it’s difficult to fault the X-Trail e-Power hybrid, with its fuel-efficient tech transforming the driving experience while having a material impact on its economy figures.

While we’d like to see Nissan expand its hybrid tech to a seven-seat layout, it remains an extremely strong performer as a fuel-efficient midsize SUV that feels like an EV on the road and handles a mix of Australian road conditions with confidence.

2024 nissan x-trail e-power red

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Five Nissan X-Trail e-Power Hybrid Specs You Need to Know

  1. Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty

  2. 6.1L/100km fuel economy figures (down from 7.8L/100km)

  3. E-power hybrid offered solely as a five-seat SUV

  4. 575L boot expands to 1396L with rear seats folded

  5. Five-star ANCAP safety rating


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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