The background for an estimation of consumer qualities of car Chevrolet Niva chooses car KIA Sportage. It not only one of the closest analogues, but also the most accessible and popular among foreign competitors Chevrolet Niva. Notice, KIA Sportage we do not name Russian though formally it is the domestic car, but developed in Korea and assembled on territory of the Russian Federation from the Korean accessories. For the mass Russian buyer the defining factor is the price and quality combination. It is clear that in the short test it is impossible to define reliability of the car and an estimation of quality of manufacturing is based on an external examination. And here with the price all is clear – eight and a half thousand US dollars for far not a primitive modern off-road car – such anywhere in the world simply does not happen, so so favourable purchase as Chevrolet Niva, to search is useless. Certainly in Chevrolet Niva neither ABS, nor safety pillows, the air conditioner is not offered even for an additional payment, but absence such izyskov will not possible to discourage our motorist. And that the standard equipment includes steer ZF with the hydraulic booster, it is possible to consider as a destiny gift.
Car Kia Sportage considered as favourable acquisition in similar equipment, but with the two-litre engine and two pillows of safety costs from $16900, and it already a difference twice. In a word, if a price distance between, we will tell VAZ-211h and the nearest import competitors already has almost disappeared, Chevrolet Niva keeps double “safety factor”. So, on money – pure victory Chevrolet Niva. Now we will look, that it costs. Design Chevrolet Niva and design of first “Niva” 27 years ago became revelation not only for “hungry” compatriots on cars, but also for all world. It is enough to tell that “Niva” was exported even to Japan, let and in small amounts. In our opinion, so to highly appreciate design Chevrolet Niva it is impossible. The car has “person”, and is combined harmoniously enough, but its appearance already has had time to become outdated, and the main thing, makes unduly thoughtless impression.
However tastes differ, and we will not impose the point of view, but as the objective criticism we will notice that on the test car spacings between headlights and a cowl have appeared are too great and neodinakovy at the left-on the right. Subsequently, having inspected it is a little exemplary on a motor show, we have not found out this lack — or them specially prepared, or defect “floating”. In comparison with Chevrolet Niva, shape KIA Sportage is modest and laconic, though is less expressive and is recognised, but at cracks and spacings will not carp. Even more contrast in furnish of interiors of cars. The basic detail of a front panel of interior Chevrolet Niva is executed from soft plastic with the pleasant invoice and is quite worthy the good European car, but the more strongly a discord with “lots” of small lacks: door handles are defiantly rough, hats samorezov in the bottom of the central extension housing are opened, button switches and deflektory, raznoboj with colour of plastic of a front panel and internal panels of doors are not so accurate. Actually it is simply insulting, when a high-quality basis spoil small items. KIA Sportage On KIA Sportage the basic detail of a front panel it is made of rigid inexpensive plastic, but all is executed in regular intervals qualitatively and at trifles to carp difficult.
KIA Sportage – the inexpensive car, Chevrolet Niva especially, and absence of resetting of front seats on height and longitudinal resetting of a wheel quite explainably, well though varies a steering tube inclination. About driver’s seat KIA Sportage there is nothing to tell, and it already advantage as to ignore lacks of seat Chevrolet Niva it is impossible – so amorphous, failing as an old sofa, we yet did not meet an armchair. It like also covers a body, but at all does not keep. At all we do not exclude that it is a lack of the limited party of front seats Chevrolet Niva as the manufacturing techniques of details from “foam” are rather whimsical, and in domestic practice similar results at its infringement already met.
At equal width and height Chevrolet Niva is shorter, than KIA Sportage, on 400 mm on a dimension and on 200 mm on base. It would Seem, rear passengers KIA Sportage should be the winner, however all on the contrary – interior Chevrolet Niva is more spacious. The secret of it is simple – the considerable part of useful height of body KIA is occupied with a frame, and people in it are seated more horizontally, with the extended feet that demands bolshej length of interior, than at vertical landing in Chevrolet Niva. Even out of comparison with Sportage new Chevrolet Niva pleases with high-grade five-seater capacity of interior. The luggage compartment, the truth, is not especially great, but in reproach of it will not put, as the further increase rear svesa would “kill” geometrical flotation ability. The rear seat develops in parts in a proportion 60 on 40 %, leaving a place for a two or one passenger. At Sportage the pillow develops only entirely. In general Chevrolet Niva – an example of much more effective configuration, than KIA. In dynamics of dispersal KIA Sportage, naturally, wins, Chevrolet Niva the modern two-litre engine is in all respects necessary.
Lack KIA is higher noise level of the motor at intensive dispersal. Chevrolet Niva entertains passengers traditional howlings of transmission and vibration – the above speed, the more strongly. We approached to an estimation of roadability Chevrolet Niva with small opaskoj, considering a wide experience of dialogue with its predecessor, but were very soon convinced that rather easy wheel nevertheless leads up a minimum of the necessary information to the driver, and the car, despite body lists, rather precisely registers turning movements and is unperturbably stable on a straight line. Sensitivity is really low, but is quite comprehensible. KIA Sportage too behaves not bad, but hardly is less exact in turning movements and it is not so stable on a high-speed straight line with a rough covering. Are assured that on winter ice-covered asphalt advantage Chevrolet Niva in roadability will be more obvious thanks to a constant all wheel drive. Does not cause doubts and superiority Chevrolet Niva in flotation ability. On pull-rod realisation both car are approximately identical – on KIA rigidly connected forward control, on Chevrolet Niva interaxle differential blocking, both have an underdrive so basically all depends on tyres.
And here on geometrical flotation ability KIA Sportage lags behind – has put at all in a smaller ground clearance on centimetre, and in low located elements of a bearer frame and in an acting front bumper. On smoothness of a course both contenders are approximately equal. Chevrolet Niva shakes on roughnesses a bit more, but its suspender more energoemka and allows to overcome more confidently large obstacles, but on melochovke KIA Sportage hardly komfortabelnee. Not to repeat, we will draw as much as possible concentrated conclusion – Chevrolet Niva, certainly, more talented car which is deprived by the due engine and attention to small problems.
With KIA Sportage all is exact on the contrary: the motor approaching, but the car without “sparks divine” is in details licked to shine, and. Considering price advantage, Chevrolet Niva can become for a long time the best seller at least our market if that spoon of tar which in Russia has already ruined not to one flank of honey only does not emerge, – the lowest reliability. However very much it would be desirable to believe that thanks to the western quality assurance of joint venture “GM-VAZ” will finish it to the necessary level.