Nissan X-Trail 2023 review: ST-L 7-seat
The Nissan X-Trail has always been a popular family vehicle. It combines a decent size, engine and features but now it has seven-seats! Will this secure its popularity for the future?
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The new-gen CR-V might still be technically a mid-size SUV, but it has grown substantially over the previous model.
The VTi X7 is a front-wheel drive (FWD), seven-seat grade, and is the most affordable seven-seat CR-V. The two three-row CR-Vs are FWD only.
The VTi X7 largely mimics the standard spec of the five-seat VTi X, but with some upgrades. It comes with a 9.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, power-adjustable driver's seat, drive-mode selector, wireless smartphone charger, a hands-free power tailgate with a walkaway close function, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and a 7.0-inch driver display, 17-inch alloys, and black cloth trim.
All CR-V grades come with a healthy standard safety features list, with the 'Honda Sensing' active safety suite including auto emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and active cruise control with low-speed follow, while traffic jam assist and traffic sign recognition are new to the suite.
The VTi X7 gains the rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitor not offered in the VTi X, and it has curtain airbags covering all three seating rows.