I recently drove the Nissan X-Trail ST-L and the Honda CR-V VTi-L and I thought it was worth taking a look at these two mid-size SUVs with seven seats.

This version of the X-Trail is but is the highest grade for a seven-seat option which is priced from $39,090 with an entry level ST starting at $31k.

These prices are comparable with the equivalent Honda CR-V however, with a few less features.

For more on the Nissan X-Trail ST-L itself, read Joel’s review here.

Exterior

Modelling the same platform as the Renault Koleos reviewed recently, the X-Trail has the identical outward profile as the European make.

With only some minor differences in trims, the roof rails, taillights and the v-shaped grille with protruding plastic bumper, the X-Trail still looks different enough.

Keeping it moving are plain looking 17” aluminium alloy wheels.

Nissan X-Trail ST-L