20 best chinese cars

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

For the last decade, the automobile industry has made a sharp leap forward: more than a dozen different companies have formed and concerns using the experience of the best world manufacturers. Besides Moreover, due to the enormous budget inflow, a number of important mergers and acquisitions: for example, selling a European Volvo concern Geely .

It is only natural that many consumers have begun to actively be interested in Chinese cars, largely due to one of most important competitive advantages: prices. In fact, it’s easy a way to get all the benefits and achievements of the modern automobile industry by favorable price … however, the factor of high-profile brands still makes users seek compromises between their own financial opportunities and desires. Amid the growth of such popularity, the magazine ranked the top 20 best Chinese cars, divided into four thematic categories. As selection criteria and The ranking of the nominees in the final list were accepted:

  1. comparison of technical characteristics of a car among themselves;
  2. number and content of user reviews;
  3. price characteristics of models at the time of compilation rating.

Rating of the best Chinese cars

Nomination a place car model starting price
The best Chinese cars 1 GEELY EMGRAND GT 1 209 900 rub.
2 Lifan murman 689 900 rub.
3 Lifan Solano II 544 900 rub.
The best Chinese crossovers 1 GEELY ATLAS 869 990 rub.
2 Haval h6 1 007 800 rub.
3 Chery Tiggo 5 819 900 rub.
4 DONGFENG AX7 999 000 rub.
5 HAWTAI LAVILLE 819 800 rub.
6 CHANGAN CS35 689 900 rub.
7 FAW BESTURN X80 969 000 rub.
8 Jac s5 879 000 rub.
Best Chinese SUVs 1 HAVAL H9 2 100 000 rub.
2 DW HOWER H5 1 219 000 rub.
3 Great wall safe
4 Lifan X70 799 000 rub.
5 CHANGAN CS75 1 366 800 rub.
6 Foton sauvana 1 559 900 rub.
Cheapest Chinese cars 1 DATSUN ON-DO 480 000 rub.
2 CHERY BONUS 3 450 000 rub.
3 FAW OLEY 400 000 rub.

The best Chinese cars

GEELY EMGRAND GT

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.9

GEELY EMGRAND GT

The first line of the rating goes to the car, the output of which pleasantly surprised and shamed some negatively minded critics. Geely Emgrand GT became a real attempt to compete already the mentioned class “E” giants represented by Camry, Elantra (and possibly Sonata), Mazda 6 and more. Requesting a top-end package appropriate money (about 1 million 700 thousand rubles), engineers equipped the model with so many useful “chips” that even the Japanese giants could be ashamed.

Attractive in appearance (thanks once to the chief designer Volvo’s Peter Horbury), Emgrand GT performed well and with technical equipment positions. Under his hood in different complete sets accommodate two engines:

  1. 1.8 liter turbocharged with 163 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque;
  2. 2.4 liter aspirated from 2AZ-FE company Toyota.

All of them give a pleasant driving experience, but the first manifests itself frolic (it is understandable), giving more comfort due to less vibration and quiet operation. Actually nothing more to say here: the car turned out really good, but will the Russian consumer community show loyalty to the Chinese flagship, when for the same money you can buy Japanese (Toyota Camry, Mazda 6) or American (Ford Mondeo) sedan?

Advantages

  • sophisticated body and interior design;
  • excellent acceleration dynamics (9 seconds to 100 kilometers in hour);
  • modern turbocharged engine combined with an automatic gearbox);
  • extensive equipment at maximum speed.

disadvantages

  • price combined with the factor of the manufacturer.

Lifan murman

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.8

Lifan Murman

Swiftly move to the next sedan from the company Lifan, became a representative of the “E” segment and, at the same time, a competitor to Toyota Camry and Hyundai Elantra. Murman (the rest of the world famous like “820”) is an attempt to create a business class car at a price which others ask for state employees in the maximum configuration. But what good is it?

First, the look. This is the owner success term here. worked out quite carefully: the design of the case and the interior leave pleasant impression. Aged taste, so to speak.

Secondly, it would not hurt to mention a good running gear. IN Murman uses McPherson and multi-link front and back respectively. Comfort when riding, provided with volume for a very long time.

As for the engine, the car will not come to Russia in the best form: in fact, 1500 kilograms of weight will be offered to “carry” 1.8-liter atmospheric engine with 128 horsepower. Let’s say driving experience is not the most pleasant: acceleration to hundreds will be take about 16 seconds, and in general, driving dynamics can only make you sad. Fortunately, Lifan Murman will fit perfect, and asks for the initial package only 800-900 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • very decent appearance, elevating cars to class business sedans;
  • pleasant interior design;
  • good noise isolation + increase in ground clearance up to 145 millimeters;
  • much cheaper than nominal “classmates”.

disadvantages

  • in Russia will be sold with a 1.8 petrol engine liter – a more interesting 2.4-liter unit will pass by the market;
  • only 5-speed manual gearbox.

Lifan Solano II

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.7

LIFAN SOLANO II

One of the few sedans in the world, awarded total reconstruction together with the change of generations. Lifan Solano IIpositioned as a budget-oriented car segment for family use. Reject the obvious by Chinese engineers and marketers refused, but mistook the fact, and introduced some very successful changes. Firstly, with constant body dimensions (increase of one centimeter in length does not count) trunk volume increased from 386 to 620 liters. Secondly, have been updated and recycled bumpers, doors and fenders, and lighting elements replenished with LEDs.

In general, in terms of the external and internal design of Lifan Solano II makes a very good impression – especially users liked the location of the dashboard and integration control buttons, on-board computer display, etc. What about engine, then it was replaced with a new 1.5-liter unit with installed hydraulic compensators and phase regulator … however this in no way affected the ordinary dynamics of acceleration and movement in general. Given that under the hood is under 100 horsepower, and the mass the car is hardly much superior to any Solaris, the lack of a clear reaction to the gas pedal frankly knocks off sense. The initial price of all this magnificence is 500 thousand rubles – in fact, Solano is much more interesting than the same on-DO, but before leadership in the ranking is still very far away.

Advantages

  • very nice case design + nicely assembled interior;
  • a significant increase in the volume of the trunk (620 liters);
  • engine update, more space under the hood – you can carry out repairs yourself.

disadvantages

  • insufficiently expressed dynamic characteristics;
  • bad, like for all budget class cars, stereo system.

The best Chinese crossovers

GEELY ATLAS

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.9

GEELY ATLAS

Another mid-size representative of the crossover segment, reached the domestic market at the end of February 2018. GeelyAtlas received quite high marks from critics and experts, dismantled the car literally to the cogs, but at the same time, everything they recognized a fairly low competitiveness in the world market because the Chinese auto industry does not yet have such a high credit of trust. A model was developed under the strict guidance of former Volvo designer Peter Horbury, making got a purely European look without the “collective farm” plastic integration and unreasonably large amounts of chromium.

In fact, the Geely Atlas is the first car in question, which has four-wheel drive – this is a favorable difference against competitors simply could not pass by. By salon comments we will not give, because we consider it quite stylish and balanced: it looks expensive, rich, and this is only a plus.

What you can (and should) thank Geely for is loyalty to the Russian market segment: here, as throughout the world, the car will come with three engines to choose from:

  1. atmospheric 139-horsepower engine, with 178 Nm of torque and 2 liters of volume;
  2. 149 horsepower 2.4-liter gasoline aspirated at 215 Nm of torque;
  3. 1.8-liter turbocharged unit with two boost modes: either 163 hp / 250 Nm or 183 hp / 285 Nm.

Thus, about 7-9.4 will be spent per 100 kilometers liters of fuel (depending on the engine / transmission pair, which in a word, it can be 6-speed manual or 6-range automatic), and the speed limit is limited to 185-195 kilometers in hour.

Advantages

  • acceptable level of cost (from 1 million rubles);
  • all-wheel drive system available;
  • European body design;
  • very rich trim.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Haval h6

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.8

HAVAL H6

I would like to note in advance: places from third to first in this the categories are distributed purely nominally. In reality, each of this troika worthy to be the leader of the ranking. And it so happened that the second the line was given to the Haval H6 – a crossover that is positioned in the manufacturer’s lineup as premium. Its appearance is unique – even if some concept was taken as the basis, then at the final development stages all recognizable features were leveled. Also the most can be said about the cabin: absolute identity, but at the same time even some! Wood accents, stitch, chromed fringes and a competently detailed dashboard – everything gives premium, albeit a little fake.

There are two engines in the Haval H6:

  1. either a 1.5-liter gasoline with a maximum power of up to 147 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque (in the range of 3500-4500 rpm);
  2. either a 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 143 forces and 305 Nm moment (at 1800-2800 rpm).

As gearboxes provided 6-speed manual (paired with a gasoline and diesel engine) or 6-band automatic (only with gasoline). And if in 2017 the cost complete sets started from 1.12 million rubles, then for the current moment the entire lineup has risen in price to 1.3 million, which contributes some imbalance in the layout of competitive advantages.

Advantages

  • optimal technical equipment;
  • more number of options;
  • a luxury salon and a unique body design;
  • comfortable landing of passengers and drivers.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Chery Tiggo 5

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.7

Chery Tiggo 5

Externally refreshed Chery Tiggo 5 visited the Russian market in 2016 year, with almost a year delay and disappointment in unchanged content of the technical part. During the restyling were the following components have been changed: optics with LED-backlight, updated bumpers and redone (in time with the headlights) grille. Little change, but the contrast with the old version was obvious. IN in the end, all this contained one goal: attraction younger target audience.

Important update: Chery Tiggo 5 interior has never been different magnificence, but after restyling a little prettier, having absorbed in a new multimedia complex, an abundance of color schemes for decoration and traditionally beautiful dashboard.

As we said above, the technical part during the change of style is not has undergone no changes. Old Acteco gasoline engine SQR484F with a volume of 2 liters remained in its place, giving out enough a modest 136 horsepower and 182 Nm of torque. Even in coupled with 1.5 tons of crossover weight the speaker leaves much to be desired the best. But, nice, the basic transmissions remained: mechanics and CVT, in which fuel consumption reaches 8.2 and 9.8 liters by a hundred, respectively. The price tag complements the picture: from 1 to 1.2 million rubles with a significant expansion of the built-in package options.

Advantages

  • User popularity
  • Point but noticeable design update
  • plenty of space for passengers;
  • ergonomic front row seats;
  • large package of options purchased at maximum complete set.

disadvantages

  • outdated engine requiring modernization or change – from here and not the best dynamics of movements.

DONGFENG AX7

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.6

DONGFENG AX7

A mid-sized city crossover of a pleasant appearance, which It was presented at the Beijing Auto Show in 2014. Assembled by patterns of unique DFMS architecture, DONGFENG AX7 received a body, which is the best fit for the definition of “optimal”: there is no traditionally Chinese oversaturation with chrome parts, nice front and back, as well as competent integration plastic sills, wheel arches and low bumpers with the main metal (thorough preparation for operation in complex climatic conditions.

As in the vast majority of cases, because of the abundance of trim levels, As a result, few engines and drives entered the Russian market, and besides, not the best of the possible. Engine – One, From concern PSA: atmospheric gasoline unit 2 liters, capable of develop up to 140 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm a minute. Depending on the integrated transmission (5-speed mechanics or 6-band automatic) consumes 8-8.6 liters per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle. Naturally, like most competitors DONGFENG AX7 has only front-wheel drive, for which in minimum configuration with mechanics asking 1 million rubles. At this is the most “bold” option (Luxury) will cost about 1.25 million.

Advantages

  • unique (that is, bought from Honda and well remade) DFMS architecture
  • not supersaturated, representative appearance;
  • there are plastic pads on the bottom of the body;
  • good handling coupled with steering responsiveness.

disadvantages

  • exclusively direct drive;
  • heavily trimmed number of transmission variations and engines.

HAWTAI LAVILLE

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.5

HAWTAI LAVILLE

The paradox of the Chinese market is that not all cars presented at car dealerships reach markets some countries right at the time of release. Hawtai Laville is classic “SUV”, released in China back in 2014 year … and reached the domestic market only in 2018. Motives bodies here are identified immediately: like the Jac s5 , this model clearly inspired by Hyundai’s ix35 outlines. While not forgetting make your own adjustments: it turned out not bad, except some hypertrophied features.

The interior of the Hawtai Laville also has a number of similarities with original, but minimalistic, and looks pretty pretty. The seats lack side support, but the implementation is good: people of any build feel in them comfortable. As for the engine, then under the hood for the Russian market segment can only be turbocharged 1.5 liter unit delivering 205 Nm of torque and 145 Horse power. In conjunction with it, either a 5-speed can work mechanics, or 4-band automatic from ZF.

Even despite acceptable technical indicators, such Laville configuration, there is a reason to feel disadvantaged: in the rest of the world, buyers have the opportunity choosing a 2-liter turbodiesel that goes in conjunction with the same gearboxes, but with much more impressive features (150 forces and 310 Nm of torque).

Advantages

  • build architecture copied from Hyundai ix35;
  • the cost of a single configuration starts from 950 thousand rubles (+50 thousand per automatic box);
  • comfortable back row and front seats for people of various complexion.

disadvantages

  • the most powerful car model, as usual, passed the Russian market;
  • front-wheel drive only.

CHANGAN CS35

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.5

CHANGAN CS35

Typical urban crossover budget class, cost which even at maximum speed barely exceeds the prices for Hyundai Creta and other top competitors. CHANGAN CS35 – one of the few creations of a new Chinese company for Russia, which is not afraid take confident steps to develop such a competitive market. Sacrificing constructive quality (this can be seen in trifles), the car was “pulled” into the segment of budget crossovers, and in this field can easily compete with a few European (and Asian) representatives.

For a weight of 1250-1350 kilograms pre-installed (single for all trim levels) 1.6-liter Euro-4 engine it turns out to be enough, but, based on personal feelings, I would like more. 113 horsepower and 152 Nm of torque give not enough dynamics: acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour requires from 14 to 15 seconds depending on the type of transmission (mechanics or automatic), and the maximum speed is limited to 180 kilometers in hour. The whole and all-wheel drive platform, and it’s also limits the car to applicability. However, the SUV was designed to give you comfort in the city – even Nissan Qashqai (with all due respect to the regalia of the best-selling models of the last few years) on the road shows itself full impotent.

Advantages

  • good handling;
  • low purchase price;
  • sophisticated bodywork and interior trim with dashboard panel;
  • average consumption of 7 liters per 100 kilometers;
  • an abundance of add-ons for a small fee (from configuration to configuration).

disadvantages

  • not intended for off-road trips;
  • has mediocre driving dynamics.

FAW BESTURN X80

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.4

FAW BESTURN X80

The car, whose appearance evokes thoughts about the Infiniti FX and, remotely, the first generation Mazda CX-5. And indeed, faw The BESTURN X80 has much in common with Mazda because old sample (2013 model year, which visited the Russian market with 4 years late – in 2017), and new (released in 2016 year) were built on the basis of the first sample Mazda 6. In general, everything It looks quite organic and fit – a car really ready to surprise.

The same can be said about the interior: covering everything entirely, it can be argued about the high class of attractiveness and ergonomics: even facing plastic in places changes the texture with hard to soft. On sale in the domestic market FAW BESTURN X80 received only one type of engine: a 2-liter gasoline aspirated, developing 142 horsepower and 184 Nm of torque. And here two transmissions: automatic or mechanical with six steps of switching. Mixed cycle average consumption varies in a small range: from 8.2 to 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers. X80 minimum purchase price of 1.1 million rubles, with stripped-down equipment and manual gearbox. The maximum is 1.3 million, but with a full package of “chips” and automation.

Advantages

  • a clear gradation of prices (the threshold for raising equipment is 100 thousand rubles);
  • fresh design, albeit involving first-generation concepts Mazda 6;
  • quite ergonomic and attractive interior;
  • driving performance (McPherson front suspension and multi-link back).

disadvantages

  • front-wheel drive only;
  • high purchase costs and, therefore, low working capacity.

JAC S5

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.3

JAC S5

The compact crossover JAC S5 is a favorite of expert judgment, which is predicted by good sales in Russia and in CIS countries. The development of design for this model was very the famous Italian bureau Pininfarina, which, either intentionally, whether by pure chance gave S5 elements, very resembling the body of a Hyundai ix35.

On the interior, it is rather difficult to say something specific: it is a mixture of sport and Asian futuristicity that creates quite an interesting mix of rejection and acceptance. Weird feeling. AND here in the engine-transmission pair, everything is much more unambiguous: on choice for Russian consumers will give a 2-liter 130-strong aspirated with 180 Nm of torque (from 3,000 to 4,500 rpm minute), or a 2-liter turbocharged unit with 176 horsepower and 235 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption per 100 kilometers they approximately the same, and is 7.5-7.7 liters in the combined cycle. Of the boxes, only 5- and 6-speed manual are available, but in In the foreseeable future, the “delivery” of automatic transmission is possible. The cost of JAC S5 in Russia is from 900 thousand rubles per initial configurations – quite a lot, considering that all models have only front-wheel drive.

Advantages

  • good overclocking potential;
  • excellent dynamics and controllability;
  • nice body design;
  • extraordinary interior design.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • in all trim levels only front-wheel drive is implemented.

Best Chinese SUVs

HAVAL H9

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.9

HAVAL H9

Very courageous in the desire to conquer the market, HAVAL H9 lifted the price tag on top-end configurations under 2.5 million rubles – such insolence from The world has not yet seen the Chinese Grand. But we will try to explain why it’s not bad, and why, in our opinion, this full-sized SUV deserves first place in the ranking.

Firstly, the thing is in a successful restyling of the body – small strokes on all sides, a redesigned grille and front bumper, and the car began to sparkle with new colors, adding to brutality, but not anger.

Secondly, the internal design: if you do not go into the little things, then it is almost perfect. Is that not enough chairs accented side supports as the car is on the road can rearrange … and with it the driver will move with passengers.

Thirdly, a gasoline engine. He’s crazy crazy. At a volume of 2.7 liters squeezes 350 Nm of torque from it (from 1800 4500 rpm) and 245 horsepower. More than that enough to move 2.5 tons, moreover, quite frisky. TO In short, Land Cruiser Prado performance is almost 100 points for each criterion. There is another regular diesel common rail engine, issuing 190 forces and 420 Nm at low speeds – This version looks more interesting, but also costs more, thousand so at 100.

Unfortunately, the overview format does not allow more detailed analysis of the merits. However, believe me, this list can be it would go on for a very long time … a definite first place.

Advantages

  • excellent running characteristics;
  • organic design restyled version;
  • full noise and vibration isolation of the cabin;
  • as a transmission – a hydraulic machine ZF 8HP45 with 8 steps switchings.

disadvantages

  • not found.

DW HOWER H5

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.8

DW HOWER H5

One more medium-sized one step away from the leader of the rating 4WD or SUV, very suitable for description of the category of “uncompromising off-road conquerors.” Firstly, due to the presence of a frame body structure and continuous rear axle; secondly, for the proper external view.

DW Hower H5 appeared in court of Russian users in 2017 year, and was very warmly received. Conceptually, this model is a good rethinking of the Great Wall Hover H3, which in the near used to be very popular in the past Of Russia. The car (with a very consonant name) received updated body, but the temperament and dynamics are not at all diminished.

Of the pros on the interior of the DW Hower H5, you can distinguish a very large luggage compartment – 810 liters + the ability to recline the rear seats, even if not to the level of a flat floor (then the volume increases to 2074 liters). In front is a completely organic dashboard and civil design of other elements, complemented by integration 7-inch on-board computer. As an engine in Mitsubishi four-cylinder petrol used in an SUV 4G63S4T with a volume of 2 liters, issuing 150 horsepower and 250 Nm torque. This is more than enough to ensure good dynamics of movement and traction 1950 kilograms of dead weight, and consumption is not much “hit” afford: only 8.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

Needless to say: DW Hower H5 turned out really cool flagship project, the cost of which in the top configuration will be amount to 1.5 million rubles.

Advantages

  • competent selection of the engine and transmission;
  • reasonable price for top-end equipment;
  • very organic design;
  • 810 liters of boot volume;
  • good build quality;
  • Feels great off-road.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Great wall safe

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.7

Great Wall Safe

Mid-size SUV budget class, which produced from 2001 to 2009. Great Wall Safe concept is the well-forgotten 1989 Toyota 4Ranner, which was retouched, acquired individual “packaging” and became the flagship of the Chinese manufacturer. In 2005, he began to gather in Russia, and in two drive options: either full or rear.

As befits the previous generation, in Great Wall Safe (even in the latest models) is not the best from the power point view engine: 2.2-liter replica of Toyota 4Y at 105 horsepower. Accordingly, we did not have to expect outstanding dynamics here, but it broke quite rarely. As a model transmission only a manual 5-speed gearbox was offered – according current standards are not a lot, but the owners did not complain too much. IN connection with the removal of the SUV from production, purchase it now possible only in the secondary market, and for a very low price (about 300-400 thousand rubles). But it’s worth understanding that it’s moral outdated iron may require momentary maintenance: even if not the most expensive, but the fact remains.

Advantages

  • It performs well enough on the road;
  • not subject to frequent breakdowns: maintenance cost small compared to competitors;
  • the value in the secondary market hardly reaches 400 thousand rubles;
  • good appearance.

disadvantages

  • low driving dynamics.

Lifan X70

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.7

LIFAN X70

Lifan X70 – an impressive step forward compared to the 60th a model that changed appearance and character to please users. If the old flagship of the manufacturer clearly guessed the features of Toyota RAV4, then this concept was inspired by another representative European “nobility” – Range Rover Evoque. This is seen, first of all, on the decoration of the side part – you don’t even need to look closely. AND here the chassis completely migrated with the X60, albeit with a little changed settings.

Salon for once ceased to cause rejection and acquired interesting features, but to the inverse speedometer (the numbers go counterclockwise) getting used to is not so easy. Ergonomic the component also returned to normal: self-deprived neither the driver nor the passengers feel. In the engine compartment Lifan X70 engineers finally put a new 2-liter engine 139 horsepower. Although until the last it was supposed put in there a 1.8-liter unit that looks very badly 60th. A 5-speed gearbox is used here. mechanics or variator, warranty for which is valid for 5 years from the date of acquisition. But the most important component of success X70, nevertheless, is the price: in the initial configuration, an SUV will cost at the level of Hyundai Creta and Renault Kaptur, about 800 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • low purchase price;
  • elaborated body and interior (for ergonomics, external mind);
  • more powerful engine than in the previous flagship X60;
  • the presence of a variator as a transmission.

disadvantages

  • only front-wheel drive is, in fact, a sentence for SUV.

CHANGAN CS75

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.6

CHANGAN CS75

Car unknown to a wide domestic user stamps, quite interesting in nature and behavior on off-road. CHANGAN CS75 – almost one single model a manufacturer worthy of review and rating the best. Her appearance remotely resembles flagships. European production (either Ford, or Cayenne and Range Rover), but the front part gives out truly “Chinese soul.” Inside no “luxury” was found: a rather faded interior with a panel made of rough plastic and a standard projection of devices.

A little over three years ago, CHANGAN CS75 just did steps in the Russian market, but already then in the state of complete sets on two engines were withered: a 2-liter gasoline 157 horsepower aspirated and 1.8 liter turbocharged engine producing up to 177 horsepower and 230 Nm torque up to 5500 thousand revolutions per minute. Good though not completely optimal parameters, because when driving from a car waiting for more dynamics. However, all these little flaws compensated by the cost: in the maximum configuration, the price of CS75 will be about 1 million 290 thousand rubles. Competitiveness low, but as an option, this model is present on the market can.

Advantages

  • quite nice appearance (with the exception of small details);
  • two engines to choose from + automatic or mechanical transmissions;
  • reasonably low price (but for real competition with grandees should be even lower).

disadvantages

  • off-road conditions at a low level: the car is not enough overhangs and agility;
  • low competitiveness.

Foton sauvana

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.5

FOTON SAUVANA

Massive SUV with strong claims to competitiveness, the name of which (with slight changes) migrated straight from the GMC car. Has enough good looks with a little incomprehensible “face” – the Chinese in once again slightly bent using chrome overlays. But the cabin can not be said: everything is done without any frills, in a black rustic color, but with a taste and fairly orderly.

But in technical terms, Foton Sauvana is ready to surprise. IN as an engine, a turbocharged variation is used here unit from Mitsubishi (according to other sources, from Volkswagen) to 201 or 217 horsepower. Not bad, you say, and you will be absolutely right: off-road this SUV shows great agility, eagerly responding to the gas pedal. But overdoing is still not worth it: with weight over 2 tons and high-profile standard rubber gasoline consumption will be colossal. With long trips you start to forget about the Chinese car is so good under you part and what is connected with the engine. The only caveat: specific odor to accurately identify country of origin. The cost of the basic Foton Sauvana is 1 million 500 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • good driving performance;
  • turbocharged engine with a capacity of more than 200 horsepower (in both variations);
  • good appearance and trim.

disadvantages

  • a peculiar smell that invariably pursues the produced cars;
  • uncompetitive price for higher configurations.

Cheapest Chinese cars

DATSUN ON-DO

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.7

DATSUN ON-DO

Popular sedan from the Middle Kingdom was one of the main competitors dorestaylingovoy LADA Granta, but was squeezed for adherence to the same style. However, the audience it didn’t reduce it at all, but on the contrary: amid rising prices competitors a simple “rural” car received an influx demand.

Actually, for so many years in the Russian market he managed assimilate and adapt to difficult conditions operation. In particular, in the very initial configuration (Access for 474 thousand rubles) users are waiting for disgusting plastic black bumpers … and that’s it. Neither wheel arches nor thresholds sealed, which indicates the utility of the car. Something more presentable can be seen in picking Trust 1st generation – bumpers are replaced with standard ones painted in body color, and small decorative elements give a more interesting look. Under traditionally hiding the hood are two types of a 1.6-liter engine:

  1. 8-valve inline four with a capacity of 87 horsepower;
  2. 16-valve analog with 106 horsepower.

All of these options are found in conjunction with either a 5-speed mechanics, or with a 4-speed automatic, and their cost varies from the above 474 to 660 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • the most popular Chinese sedan in Russia;
  • an abundance of trim levels (about 15);
  • relatively inexpensive maintenance, availability spare parts in the Russian market;
  • adaptation of models to riding in the climatic conditions of Russia.

disadvantages

  • very ambiguous appearance and configuration.

CHERY BONUS 3

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.5

CHERY BONUS 3

Third Generation Class B + Car continuation of the restyled series of the original Chery Bonus. Release date version occurred in 2014, however, due to internal difficulties with financing and the emerging trend of the Chinese crisis the company decided to sell it under the model name A19, together with the dorestyling 1st version.

Conceptually, Chery Bonus 3 (A19) became a clichéed version Renault Logan and Toyota Corolla, with a clearly outdated model. However, no hint of pretentiousness and inherent in the Chinese there is no hypertrophy here: it is a balanced body design with typical European features, which may be outdated, but still gives a semblance of affection. As an engine it is used ACTECO-SQRD4G15 1.5-liter unit delivering up to 140 Nm of torque moment and 109 horsepower. Mediocre, but for a dynamic ride and traction of 1200 kilograms is quite enough. Basic cost complete sets of the model starts from 420 thousand rubles, but on the secondary you can look at acceptable options two years ago and for half the amount.

Advantages

  • quite good (albeit outdated) design;
  • consumes 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle movement
  • has a tolerable interior design and an informative dashboard (projection type).

disadvantages

  • rear mounted semi-independent suspension with harsh underway.

FAW OLEY

Rating of the Chinese car: 4.2

FAW OLEY

A car that debuted on the world market in 2011 is not differs expressive appearance and does not copy (as usual on Chinese market) someone’s concept with point changes. The developed body design looks calm, modest and minimalist, especially with the standard wheels R14. Interior also does not leave any vivid impression, although overall it looks extraordinary and has a well-implemented dashboard.

It so happened that since the founding of Faw Oley has never Neither the engine nor the transmission were updated. Since 2011, under the hood this model hides only a 1.5-liter unit, issuing from 102 to 112 horsepower with a 5-speed manual gearbox or similar automatic respectively. At on the part of auxiliary systems, the program is at least executed on all 100%: there are ABS, and fog lights, and power windows on all windows, and fabric interior with airbags. Will cost such equipment with a standard manual transmission of 400 thousand rubles, which is quite acceptable for the market in its current state.

Advantages

  • calm and interesting body design;
  • users like the interior;
  • low price for a full set of additional features and a bunch 1.5-liter engine with manual transmission.

disadvantages

  • low variability of configurations;
  • not the most reliable body (corroded).


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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