Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2020 - vs - Nissan X-Trail Ti 2019

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Average Price: 
$
31,095
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
$
48,747
AUD
Updated: 
03 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
15.85gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#BDBBBC
Marine blue
#3A4E74
Ivory pearl
#F2F3E9
Gun Metallic
#5C5C5E
Diamond Black
#262324
Desert Dusk
#875837
Ruby red
#C81D22

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Forester was all new for 2019, so Subaru hasn't made many changes for 2020; however, there are a few new features that buyers might find interesting. The standard adaptive cruise control system gains a lane-centering feature, the tire-pressure monitor now displays the pressure in each tire, an LED lamp illuminates the license plate on all models, and a rear-seat reminder alerts the driver to check the back seat upon exiting the vehicle if the rear doors were opened prior to the start of the trip. Premium models now come standard with the contents of last year's All-Weather package—heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, and a windshield wiper de-icer—and touring models get LED cargo-area dome lights.

Pros
Good at most everything that matters to crossover buyers, spacious cabin, relaxed ride and handling.

Cons
Lethargic acceleration, uninspired design, few luxuries come standard.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Subaru Forester comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.New lane centering function added to list of standard driving aids.All-Weather package now standard on Premium models.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features is standard
Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Engine is underpowered
Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

A solid workhorse, with seven seats and a very comfortable ride.

Pros
Excellent ride comfort
Minimal NVH
Half-decent looker
Solid build quality
Plenty of internal storage
Great family car for the money
Standard safety features

Cons
Exceptionally poor infotainment system
Outdated switchgear and cabin
Poor bluetooth telephony
Tough competition

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The seven-seater Nissan X-Trail is currently the biggest SUV the firm builds. It’s a good-looking family car that rivals the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and the Skoda Kodiaq.
The X-Trail’s interior has a similar design to the one found in the Nissan Qashqai, so it’s simple to use if a little uninspiring to look at, and the car’s standard five-inch touchscreen display means there isn’t a sea buttons to contend with. While there is plenty or room for five adults inside, the two seats that fold out from the boot are best reserved for children. Even with them in place, though, the X-Trail has enough boot space for a few suitcases.

Pros
Comfortable
Well-equipped
Decent off-road

Cons
Third row seats are a bit cramped
Not exactly head-turning looks
CVT automatic is not as good as rivals with DSG

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The X-TRAIL TL is clearly not a 4WD as our beach run proved – and the diesel could be both more responsive at low rpm and more economical.
However, this is a comfortable, quiet, smooth and sure-footed medium SUV with plenty of room for holiday gear in the back.

Pros
Supple ride
Comfortable, versatile interior
LED headlights

Cons
Lack of low-rpm grunt
Fuel consumption higher than claimed
Foot-operated parking brake

By: 
motoring.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel consumption Combined (L/100km) 8.3
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
166ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
168hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
Intelligent Key® with push button engine start
Cargo tie-down hooks (x4)
Carpet mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
184.60in
Width: 
71.50in
71.65in
Height: 
68.10in
68.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.27in
Front Track: 
61.60in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
106.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
39.50
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
54.00in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
42.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
60.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
36.60
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
51.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
37.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
33.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
19.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
17.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3542.00lbs
3424.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD)
Instant & Average Fuel economy meter (in drive computer), distance to empty, average speed
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer
Headlight warning chime

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
Cloth
Height adjustable driver seat
Fold flat passenger seat
Bucket front seats
6-way power adjustable driver seat with slide/reclining/height adjust & power lumbar adjustment
reclining bench seat with pass-through
EZ Flex® seating system with 2nd-row 60:40 split seat folding
Heated front and 2nd row seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front suspension – Independent
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear suspension – Multilink
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual vanity mirrors
Simulated alloy steering wheel
Intermittent rear window wiper
Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
2nd row passenger air vents

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
AUX
Bose premium brand speakers
8 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
USB with external media control
MP3 audio system
USB connection
Single CD player with MP3 capability, AM/FM radio, Digital radio, Aux, USB/iPod+ connectivity and NissanConnect™*
Colour 7" LCD QVGA Display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Halogen headlights with manual levelling
LED daytime running lights
Door mirrors with power adjustment
Chrome front grille
Body-coloured front & rear bumpers
Power assisted opening and closing tailgate with motion sensor activation
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
19" x 7.0"
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
High mounted stop light in rear spoiler
Automatic on/off headlights - twilight detection
Rain sensing, speed sensitive, variable intermittent front wipers
Child restraint anchorage (RH/LH ISOFIX# with top tether and centre top tether) - 2nd row
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) front and rear seatbelts (all)
Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
Knee bolsters
Intelligent Lane Intervention

Options

Packages: 
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Family Package
Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
Blindzone Mirrors- Heated
4-Piece Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Retractable Cargo Cover
4-Piece Floormats and 2-Piece Cargo Area Protector
4-Piece Floormats and 5-Piece Cargo Area Protector

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#AD9A86
Charcoal, cloth
#1B2123