What kind of sedan can be purchased, so that according to its characteristics it is like a Skoda Rapid five-door hatchback, but it cost less? This question was asked to independent experts and buyers. Their opinions diverged. Some suggested that representatives of the B + class could compete with this car, while others said that the C + class sedans might also be a good competitor.
Well ... we'll see. For the test, we took Rapid 1.6. This car is worth a lot - almost 800 thousand rubles. But after all for such money it is possible to get sedans Kia Rio, Volksvagen Polo, Peugeut 408, and also Ford Focus. And at the same time, you can choose not the basic package (the cost of the basic Skoda is indicated above), but also the complete version. It turns out that for relatively little money you can get a multifunctional vehicle.
Comparison of the Skoda Rapid, Kia Rio, Peugeot 408, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Polo
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Initially, it seems that Focus and Peugeut will have the biggest differences, as they belong to the C + class. But as it turned out, the Ford saloon is not much wider and longer than the salons of other testers. Yes, Peugeot is the most capacious among all cars. But this is primarily due to the fact that French manufacturers like to “pull” their cars. Although if you look at the area of space for one passenger, then it is not much larger than the Skoda. Thus, when choosing the ideal and family driver-car you should not pay special attention to its class. In fact, comparing all these cars, it turned out that this parameter has almost no value.
|car model||Ford Focus||Kia Rio||Peugeot 408||Skoda Rapid||Volkswagen Polo|
|Body type||Sedan with four doors||Sedan with four doors||Sedan with four doors||Hatchback with four doors||Sedan with four doors|
|Number of seats||5||5||5||5||5|
|Location||Transversely front||Transversely front||Transversely front||Transversely front||Transversely front|
|Number of cylinders||4||4||4||4||4|
|Location цилиндров||In a row||In a row||In a row||In a row||In a row|
|Number of valves||16||16||16||16||16|
|Power||125 l. with.||123 l. with.||120 l. with.||105 l. with.||105 l. with.|
|Fuel consumption l / 100 km||10,6||11,3||10,6||10,9||10,7|
|Transmission||Robotic six-step||Automatic six-speed||Automatic six-speed||Automatic six-speed||Automatic six-speed|
|Front suspension||Independent spring||Independent spring||Independent spring||Independent spring||Independent spring|
|Rear suspension||Independent spring||Semi-spring||Semi-spring||Semi-spring||Semi-spring|
|Front brakes||Disk, ventilated||Disk, ventilated||Disk, ventilated||Disk, ventilated||Disk, ventilated|
|Rear brakes||Disk drives||Disk drives||Disk drives||Drum||Drum|
|Accelerates to hundreds for:||11,8||11,2||13,8||11,9||12,1|
|Luggage capacity||421 л||500 л||560 л||530 л||460 л|
It was striking that the volume of the trunk of a Volkswagen is only 14 liters less than that of the Peugeot. But at the same time the same volume is 77 liters more compared to Ford.
Car Skoda Rapid
There are no special differences in the design of the steering wheel. At representatives of B + it is hard, but at Ford and Peugeot it is trimmed with soft plastic.
About ergonomics. What can I say, once again, the differences are not so much classes as brands. For example, there are no complaints about Ford, but Peugeot has one big disadvantage: it is quite difficult to adjust the position of the backrest.
Peugeot 408 car
Volkswagen seats are better, but they are also not perfect. Yes, and the armrests for passengers are quite solid, while at Skoda they are covered with soft fabric. To Kia, as well as to Ford, there are practically no complaints. Skoda is also good, but its seats are a bit hard.
Car Volkswagen Polo
On the road, Rapid behaves much better than the Polo: the car goes smoothly, quietly. Up to a hundred, both punishment accelerates in 13.5 seconds. The advantage of the Polo is that it has a light gas pedal, while the Skoda has a heavier one.
Kia Rio in control is almost perfect. System Discounts for new cars! Profitable loan from 9.9% installments 0% adom.ru she is not outstanding, but very reliable. The suspension is made quite tough, but it is not very comfortable. Although still much better than Skoda. The most important advantage is the six-speed automatic system. It almost perfectly interacts with the motor. This idyll can only be broken by the environmental regime, but it does not turn on itself (it can only be activated via the on-board computer menu).
Car kia rio
Regarding noise when driving Peugeot is the quietest. But the sound of Ford tires loudly heard in the car, which already has a high resonance. But then Ford has the quietest sound of the motor in the top five. The main disadvantage of Peugeut is its automatic system. She is pretty flighty, and to deal with her management is not as easy as it seems at first glance. The most intense sound of tires can "boast" Polo.
Car Ford Focus
Although the Focus accelerates much faster and is able to open more speed than the Rapid and Polo, it is a little harder for them to control on sharp turns. After all, it weighs more (this is one of the most basic interclass differences). At the same time, it is good that it slows down the car rather quickly. But the Polo has problems with braking on rough roads, so it can not be used for off-road driving.
Peugeot, as was said, carries its passengers softer and quieter than all. But Skoda shakes passengers when driving. The highest level of acoustic discomfort is characteristic of Volkswagen.
Salon Car Volkswagen Polo
Ford is equipped with two zones of climate control, so this sedan is the most convenient transport in the hot season. Skoda and Kia have a single-zone climate control. At the same time, Volkswagen has just a simple air conditioner, and the Rio air conditioner works to some extent illogical.
The most capacious is the Peugeot, but the Skoda is a bit behind him. But the second has the most convenient and roomy trunk. Only here Polo can remove the pillows that form the back of the sofa, due to which the car becomes more spacious. But only Ford cannot transport heavy loads, since bulky items cannot fit into its trunk.
Of course, the versatility of Skoda is amazing. Nevertheless, Kia Rio is a bit cheaper, it has an attractive appearance and, it seems, it has no flaws. That is why this car is the choice of most buyers.
Ford Focus has ceased to occupy a leading position. Although earlier he attracted a huge number of clients. Buyers choose not belonging to any class, but the quality and functionality of the machine. And a class is just a formality. But because of it, the cost of the car increases significantly. Today, the buyer understands this and does not follow the so-called “brand” and the notions that have been obsolete long ago.
Saloon car Ford Focus
Rio has a thin front windshield, thereby improving its visibility. In addition, it is equipped with a fairly large rear-view mirrors, so the rear view is just great.
Salon car Kia Rio
At the same time, Peugeot has even thinner racks. However, the mirrors are too far back, so to see something, you need to be endowed with a rather flexible neck.
Saloon car Peugeot 408
Skoda mirrors are very small, so with their help it is hard to see what is happening behind. In addition, her rear window opening is too low. And, although Volkswagen Polo has this opening a little higher, there’s almost no difference. Because of the massive mountings of the mirrors, the windshield struts thicken. Ford has the same problem.
Saloon car Skoda Rapid
The choice was not easy
Before you choose the best car for yourself, you need to consider another important property: the stop speed in an emergency. To overtake the obstacle that appeared from nowhere, and at the same time to carry out effective braking, Peugeot took only 35 meters, but before that the speed was reduced to 80 km / h. The slowdown occurs quickly, and the car does not go the distance, so there is no danger of its demolition from the highway. So, Peugeot coped with the task best of all, while other machines had some difficulties.
Kia behaves at an extreme stop almost the same. However, it lags behind in braking speed: the car will stop completely only after 38 meters, which is 3 meters more than the previous model. That is, Peugeot has a lower slowdown rate.
Skoda Rapid does not have special problems after unexpected braking. However, it shows a slightly worse result compared to Peugeot - 36.3 m, while having an advantage over Rio.
Polo and Focus showed even worse results.
If you compare all 5 cars for safety, then there is no better. All of them received five stars, which indicates a high level of their safety. However, this safety is typical only for cars with high configuration, for which you have to pay extra.
Car Skoda Rapid показал наилучшие результаты
In conclusion, I would like to say that on the eve of our comparative test, we got acquainted with the results of the Internet voting, where participants were asked to choose the most preferred car from these five. Most of the “likes” received Skoda Rapid, and the least Peugeot and Volkswagen. After the test, our experts evaluated the cars in the following order. Skoda Rapid winner with 835 points. Peugeot comes second with 830 points. Third place gave Kia Rio (820). The last places are Ford and Volkswagen with 810 and 765 points respectively.