A pair of 12.3in screens dominate the dashboard, working together with standard-fit Amazon Alexa voice control and a 10.8in head-up display to minimise the need for drivers to take their eyes off the road.
Five- and seven-seat versions are available, with the latter’s third row suitable for passengers up to 160cm (5ft 2in) tall. Numerous parent-friendly features are offered, including rear climate controls and USB ports, plus sunblinds integrated into the rear doors.
As for practicality, boot capacity stands at 585 litres with the third row of seats folded flat. The sliding second row is split 60:40, with a central ski hatch for loading long items.
There are five trim levels, ranging from Visia at £32,030 up to Tekna+ at £42,520. Before adding options, the most expensive X-Trail – with the e-4orce system and seven seats (£1000) – costs £48,155.
That pits the X-Trail against everything from the Skoda Kodiaq (from £33,100) to the Mercedes-Benz GLB (£39,765) and Hyundai Santa Fe (£41,445). However, most X-Trail buyers are expected to opt for the middle-rung N-Connecta trim (£36,530) with the two-wheel-drive e-Power drivetrain, totalling £38,965.