Year, mileage: 2018, 2.000 km
Gearbox, drive: meh., full
Engine: 1.6 petrol
Set: ALLGRIP GL
Body type: SUV, 5 DV.
Fuel consumption in the city: 7.0 l/100km, on the highway: 6.0 l/100km, average: 7.0l/100km
Machine purchased in the salon (in Kharkiv) a month and a half ago.
Immediately on the road became apparent that the insulation is not very quite audible noise from the tires. The engine becomes audible only at high revs, at idle it’s not audible at all.
Also the suspension cannot be called soft and comfortable — the Duster it is softer. Small bumps on the asphalt and large primer on the SX4 can swallow without problems, the shots are only from the large pits on the pavement. But the car is well worth it on the road, not swinging and not leaning in corners, as the Duster.
Dynamics with atmospheric engine 1.6 is not a race, but it is quite acceptable that in the city that on the track. Transmission (5-speed manual) long enough and at a speed of 120-130 still have to turn the engine. If the car with all-wheel drive (like me) to switch modes of transmission have a SPORT mode where the engine turns even better (as I understand it, switches the firmware of the engine control unit), and based on all — wheel-feeling is that the car was shot full of dope or involved turbine (which actually not).
The ground clearance on the factory rubber 18 cm (honest), but the nose sticks out pretty far and sometimes scratching against the ground in big pits. Otherwise, the permeability is good, so far tested only on sand and primer. Despite the fact that the car looks fine (as the old Qashqai), inside quite a lot of space both in the cabin and in the trunk.
The seats are comfortable, soft enough, are regulated in a very wide range. Excellent visibility forwards and sideways and backwards (in rear pillar there’s a small window, helping at the check-out backwards from a number in the Parking lot). Heater and air conditioning blowing fine, but there is one joint — centralnyj front ducts krutilki there is no adjustment and can not completely block.
And gradually move to other schools:
— on uneven torokhtii the right grill (for speaker) at the top of the front panel;
— clicks (snaps) inner right front door handle Assembly;
— constantly snaps one of the partitions in the boot;
— after removing the decorative caps (on the second day after the purchase) found rust on all wheel hubs (around the Central nut);
transmission (especially the rear) is not always included clearly (Duster, this is even worse).
In General, while on the car. Overall — happy. After The Skoda Rapid.
Car pros:— cost;
Car cons:— not the smallest turning radius;
Advice to buyer: Compare with the Duster and Kaseem is the closest competition in both price and performance. Well Viceroy itself. IMHO, if you don’t need all-wheel drive — cheaper Vitara, if needed — SX4. Both of these machines (as C) more for the city, unlike the Duster, which is more villages, very poor roads and off-road.