What is it?
Nissan's $49,990 up-spec X-Trail Ti with 2.4-litre 125kW/226Nm petrol engine and CVT auto plus 18 inch alloy wheels and heated leather seats.
Really well thought-out interior with lots of storage, a wipe-clean boot floor and drawers beneath it. Plus heated leather seats.
Satnav plus modern tech all geared to safety as befits family runabout, with lane-change warning, and cameras all round to assist manoeuvring.
It's too thirsty, averaging 10.3l/100km (claim is 9.1), and the screen for the surround cameras is too small for clarity, especially when visibility is compromised by rain.By Jacqui Madelin