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This car is a car that does everything like any car should do. Its only problem is that every other car does everything better! However, it is the only car i tried that boosts this clever drive selecter thing. You can switch to 2WD on a nice sunny day, or when it rains, you select AUTO, which gives you more grip on the road, or you can select 4WD, for some serious offroad trips. I somehow still don't see any significant use for this selective drive thing.
Anyways, it is an SUV, it IS spacious. The spare wheel is kept in the vehicle, not mounted at the back like the CRV, therefore, comprimising on space. Also, rear seats are surprisingly cramped for an SUV.
The drive can do with LOTs of improving. Corners are the X-trail's worst nightmare, and there is just too much road noise. Not a very comfy ride at all.
Only positive thing about the X-trail is its price. You can get one for about $88,000. With that, you can get a 2.5l vehicle with adequete space. HOWEVER, i hear that the Hyundai Sante Fe 2.7 V6 GLS AUTO, is going for $85,000......