I open the door and as if I find myself in the era of disco – everything glitters and sparkles. The lower spoke of the steering wheel in tinted chrome reflects the sun’s rays directly into the driver’s eyes. The screens of the media system and the virtual “tidy”, enclosed under a common glass, glare themselves and are simultaneously reflected in the windshield and side windows.
The design of the tidy changes depending on the selected mode. The most adequate – sports.The design of the tidy changes depending on the selected mode. The most adequate – sports.The rest look nice, but it’s inconvenient to use.The rest look nice, but it’s inconvenient to use.Screen quality and performance are excellent. The menu logic is not the best. And this is how the screen is reflected in the windshield in the evening.
Screen quality and performance are excellent. The menu logic is not the best. And this is how the screen is reflected in the windshield in the evening.
A rare case when a Chinese SUV has the right workplace. In the basic version on the seats, the leather is “young leatherette”, in the maximum it is natural.A rare case when a Chinese SUV has the right workplace. In the basic version on the seats, the leather is “young leatherette”, in the maximum it is natural.
The spacious interior is assembled with high quality, but the bare metal of the door frames or unpainted nooks of the body do not give rise to a subconscious feeling of premium.
As for the equipment … Well done for being able to cram so many things. There is a panoramic roof, natural leather seats with ventilation, and the Exeed sign projected onto the ground when the door is open.
Instead of a selector, here’s a toggle switch. You can’t switch from reverse to drive at once: you have to go through all the positions.Instead of a selector, here’s a toggle switch. You can’t switch from reverse to drive at once: you have to go through all the positions.Microclimate control is partially sensory. The panel has a lot of glare.
Microclimate control is partially sensory. The panel has a lot of glare.
Body and interior
The already quite original SUV after restyling turned out to be even more stylish and modern. All updates have added “freshness” to the car and made it even more original in comparison with many competitors.
As previously reported, during the restyling, the crossover got other front and rear parts. At the front, the car is equipped with a new bumper, in which the shape of the air intake has changed. Vertical DRLs with LED arrays are also proposed. The shape of the radiator grill has also been updated. Some changes also went to the stern of the SUV, thanks to which it turned out to be quite stylish. In particular, the designers worked on the rear bumper, in which they revised the design of the exhaust pipes, and also proposed a new graphic content for the lights.
As for the changes that have affected the interior of the car, they are mainly aimed at emphasizing the premium status of the crossover. In particular, the Exeed TXL 2023 model year received a single display of two screens on the front panel, which are located under a common glass. In addition, a separate touchscreen is placed on the console, with the help of which the driver or front passenger can adjust the position of the seats and control the climate system. The list of regular crossover capabilities after the update turned out to be even wider, which further emphasizes the status that the manufacturer originally laid down for the car.
Handling and off-road performance
In terms of driving performance, the 2023 Exeed TXL is a very modern car. This model is almost perfectly kept on the road. This can be achieved due to the excellent settings of the chassis and steering system, as well as the presence of many electronic assistants that help the driver in any situation on the road. The same can be said about the ability of the crossover to maneuver and respond to any movement of the steering wheel.
Adding to the above is that the car has impressive off-road capability despite its crossover status. Exeed TXL received a clearance of 210 mm, an all-wheel drive system and a set of electronic assistants. They make it possible to feel confident on the road. However, it is still not necessary to overestimate the cross, since it is a typical SUV with off-road capabilities.
Comfort for the whole family
Salon Exid BX impresses not so much with the finish as with the size. High-quality materials, solid workmanship, rich equipment – this is already a kind of Chinese standard, which Exeed VX strictly adheres to. But the full size here is very noticeable. Behind the wheel is quite spacious and quite comfortable. There are no complaints about the review from the driver’s seat. Minor flaws in terms of ergonomics relate to screens that glare in the sun and some oddities with backlit secondary controls. But the second row of seats in the Exeed VX will comfortably accommodate even the largest passengers. Yes, and in the third row it is quite possible to go, although the placement there is not so free. No, and here Exid VX is still not premium: there are richer materials, more attention to detail. Unless space for rear passengers can claim the highest class. In general, the novelty can be described as a convenient, comfortable, family car of a fairly high class.
Having created a car with high speeds and a mass of almost 2 tons, as well as a length of 5 meters, the Chinese took care of a very soft suspension, but not designed for fast driving. Controlled Exeed like a passenger car. While driving, the driver does not experience the feeling that the car will roll over on a sharp turn or slip on the road. This suspension will not cause any serious problems when used properly, it is for a quiet ride and the owner of the car can be sure that the ride will pass without hard bumps or loud knocks.
All this is BorgWarner all-wheel drive, which means that the Exeed is front-wheel drive, but if the front wheels spin, rear-wheel drive will turn on automatically using ABS sensor recognition.
Manufacturers did not lower the thresholds and both bumpers low, thereby making a rather impressive ground clearance.
Chery Exeed VX – it can be called a family car. most likely it is not suitable for those who like high speeds. Soft spacious interior, equipped for a comfortable ride. The car is quite economical – about 8 liters per 100 kilometers. There are minor flaws, but in this price segment, this is one of the best cars at the moment, as well as Chery crossovers: Tiggo 7, Tiggo 8, Chery Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro.