Comparison of lada kalina and renault logan - which car is


Kalina and Logan appeared on the Russian market relatively recently - in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Both cars belong to the budget segment of the class B (compact). In 2013, their prices were almost equal, but the financial crisis took its toll - Renault Logan became more expensive because imported parts are used in its production. However, the difference in price is not so big and amounts to no more than 50,000 rubles, if we compare the minimum configuration of cars.

Renault Logan and Lada Kalina

Lada Kalina and Renault Logan - B class budget cars

Both cars have a large number of sales in Russia. Renault Logan is the best-selling car in our market - the model takes a record 4% of all vehicles on the market. As for the Lada Kalina, in its regard, many drivers express skepticism, since the stereotype about the poor quality of Russian cars has not yet been completely destroyed. However, Kalina has excellent quality and equipment for its value, which is good for those who like to save money.

Читать далее о сравнении Рено Логан и Калины-->Водитель, который принимает решение о покупке бюджетного автомобиля из сегмента B, скорее всего, выбирает между Лада Калина и Рено Логан, ведь они являются лидерами в классе. Тем не менее, сравнения внешнего вида, цены и заявленных характеристик недостаточно. Приобретение автомобиля — серьёзное мероприятие, где допускать ошибку крайне нежелательно. Автолюбителям, выбирающим между Калина и Логан, рекомендуется изучить подробное сравнение машин.

Description Lada Kalina

Compact car (class B), produced in Russia. The current models are the second generation, which has been produced since 2013.

Description Renault Logan

Compact car made in France. Produced since 2012 - in the same year, assembly began at the AvtoVAZ plant in Togliatti. The current generation is also the second in a row.

Comparison Kalina and Logan

Comparing cars on all the basic criteria is necessary in order for the driver to know as much as possible about each model. This will help make the right choice.


The first thing a car enthusiast can learn about Lada Kalina and Renault Logan is their design. Immediately begins the comparison. It should be noted that both cars look quite modern.

Nevertheless, it is noticeable that Renault Logan looks significantly better - more interesting and solid. Bumpers Logan painted in body color. Many drivers say that the attractive appearance of Reno is due to the large grille and expressive optics - these features alone make the car more attractive than the Lada.

Renault Logan - front view

Impressive radiator and expressive Renault Logan optics

Kalina in terms of appearance is more like a classic budget compact of our time. At the same time, it cannot be said that the design of the Lada is inferior to Reno - here, rather, there is a confrontation between the calm classical (Kalina) and strict modern (Logan).

Lada Kalina appearance

Classic design Lada Kalina


Parameters Lada Kalina:

  • Clearance - 16 cm;
  • Length - 3893 mm;
  • Width - 1700 mm;
  • Height - 1500 mm;
  • Trunk volume - 355 liters (670 for a station wagon);
  • The mass of the car - 1 ton.

The Kalina hatchback has a relatively short length. This allows you to relate it directly to the compact class. Such dimensions make it easier to move around the narrow city, which will undoubtedly please fans of miniature cars. Unfortunately, not the most pleasant properties follow from this, such as a relatively small trunk (the problem of all hatchbacks) and not the most spacious cabin. The wagon solves this problem, because it has a body that is 25 centimeters longer.

Rack Lada Kalina

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Renault Logan options:

  • Clearance - 15.5 cm;
  • Length - 4346 mm;
  • Width - 1733 mm;
  • Height - 1517 mm;
  • Trunk volume - 510 liters;
  • Mass of the car - 1.1 tons.

Larger than Logan’s hatchback, Logan’s size gives the car a half times larger trunk (considering that it’s a sedan) and the right to claim a place in the C class - this car is “stuck” between compact and mid-size cars.

Renault Logan rack

Roomy trunk Renault Logan


Basic equipment Lada Kalina includes:

  • One airbag - the driver;
  • Power steering;
  • Customizable steering column;
  • Adjustable driver's seat;
  • Electric lifts apron glass;
  • Folding rear seats.

Minimum equipment is more than modest.

Basic equipment Renault Logan includes:

  • ABS;
  • Driver airbag;
  • Power steering.

Comparing Logan with Kalina, you can see that he has less comfortable equipment in the basic configuration, but due to the anti-lock system, the car becomes more secure. However, when the price difference of the basic versions is 50 thousand rubles, many expect more functionality.


The second generation Kalina significantly disappointed some customers with its spaciousness: the ergonomics of the rear seats is such that the car is unable to accommodate a third adult passenger - there are separate seats. Thus, the classic seating arrangement “two in the front (including the driver) and three in the back” can be carried out if there are at least one child among the passengers. If we talk about four passengers, the seats have an excellent level of comfort and ergonomics.

Salon Lada Kalina

Rear seats Lada Kalina

Logan second generation provides its customers more space. The back row quietly accommodates three adults. This raises the question of comfort - a sedan with a large trunk pushes the first row, not allowing the driver and passenger to take a comfortable position in front.

Reno Logan Salon

Salon Logan is much more spacious


Ergonomics torpedo Lada Kalina can not be called thought out. It is clearly inferior to the French competitor, since any addition of functionality, accompanying the choice of a more expensive configuration, is reflected on the panel as a new inconvenience. Thus, the driver Kalina is forced to put up with discomfort, getting less pleasure from driving.

Front panel Lada Kalina

Torpedo Lada Kalina inferior Logan

As for the dashboard Renault Logan, but it is much more ergonomic. The buttons are located closer to each other, and access to additional equipment is easier. The driver does not have to be distracted from the road, which allows you to drive calmly and measuredly.

Torpedo Reno Logan

Dashboard Рено Логан


Basic equipment Lada Kalina will cost the buyer about 420000 rubles. It is not bad if the purchase of a car pursues only utilitarian goals - the car is easily and cheaply serviced and quite durable. At the same time, adding to the budget about 115 thousand rubles, the driver can buy a complete set of “Lux”, which includes:

  • ABS;
  • ESP;
  • 2 airbags;
  • Climate control;
  • Built-in computer;
  • Power steering;
  • Central locking with remote control;
  • Electrical and heated seats;
  • Adjusting the steering column and driver's seat;
  • Fog lights.

This transaction is very profitable in terms of price / quality ratio - Kalina immediately becomes much more interesting and versatile. Nevertheless, the potential of Logan in this regard is greater - of course, for an additional fee.

Minimum grade Renault costs 470000 rubles. In itself, it is not so different from the similar in Lada Kalina - it is difficult to talk about serious equipment at a price of up to half a million. Maximum grade Logan (also "Luxury") includes:

  • ABS;
  • ESP (the system is available in a separate package of options, like the navigation system);
  • 2 airbags;
  • Climate system;
  • Built-in computer;
  • Audiosystem (CD, MP3);
  • Central locking with remote control;
  • Electrical, heated mirrors and seats;
  • Adjusting the steering column and driver's seat;
  • Fog lights;
  • Built-in pressure sensor;
  • Passive cruise control;
  • Help system when driving uphill.

Thus, having paid 250 thousand rubles on top of the basic one (or 265 with a package of options, including navigation and ESP), the driver gets a very equipped complete set. This car allows you to realize more ambitions and deliver more driving pleasure.

Road performance

Lada Kalina "Lux" has:

  • 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 106 horsepower;
  • Robotic transmission with five steps and front-wheel drive;
  • The maximum speed of 175 kilometers per hour and acceleration to a hundred in 12.9 seconds;
  • Fuel consumption up to 8.6 liters per 100 kilometers.

Many drivers discard the acquisition option Lada Kalina, as soon as it comes to driving performance - there is a stereotype that Russian cars have poor traffic systems. In the case of Kalina, such a conclusion will be hasty, since the second generation of the model allows not only to overtake Logan at maximum speeds, but also to save almost 20% of fuel - and all this with a price difference of about 300 thousand rubles.

Renault Logan "Lux" has:

  • 1.6-liter gasoline engine with a capacity of 102 horsepower;
  • Four-speed automatic transmission with front wheel drive;
  • The maximum speed of 171 kilometers per hour from acceleration to a hundred in 11.7 seconds;
  • Fuel consumption of about 10.9 liters per 100 kilometers.

The driver of the French car has a little less features that will allow Kalina to become the leader on the race. Nevertheless, Logan has more universal driving properties, largely relying on the functional - on the moderate off-road Renault has more chances.


Lada Kalina has an electric power steering, on which its functionality to improve manageability ends. At the same time, both cars in expensive models have an on-board computer and ESP, which make it possible to track performance on the road and drive more stably, which ensures a good level of control by cars.

Renault Logan has more advantages in terms of manageability - cruise control, hydraulic booster and, in general, a more thoughtful taxi system. All this allows you to drive safer and more fun.


Practice shows that the durability of Kalina and Logan are similar under equal operating conditions. Renault is a little more reliable car exactly for the reason that its price includes mandatory warranty service. It is because of the regular maintenance, which requires almost nothing from the owner, that the French car travels longer and calmer without major repairs.


Kalina "Lux" includes a number of security systems: airbags, fog lamps, ESP and ABS. At the same time, Logan “Lux” is equipped with similar headlights, like a stabilization system, for an additional fee - its overall level of protection is significantly higher, but much more money will have to be paid for it.

Renault Logan Fog Lights

Fog lights Logan in the top configuration

Lada Kalina lights

Lada Kalina fog in the base set


An unequivocal answer to the question of choosing one of the two machines can not be given. Each car has unique properties - the ratio of price and "stuffing" in Kalina, greater development potential in Logan. Nevertheless, we can say that the Lada is suitable for those who are ready to save on several options of comfort - safety and reliability will remain at the same level as Renault, and driving performance will even surpass the “Frenchman”. Logan is the best choice for those who are willing to lay out more money, while receiving, perhaps, the best level of equipment in the classroom.