【Car owner’s home car knowledge】Every week, we will select some questions and answer them in detail through the official WeChat and Q&A library of Car Owners Home. You can ask questions directly through the official WeChat account of Car Owner Home, or ask the questions you want to ask through the car owner’s Weibo account @ AskCar. Whether you are buying or using a car, we will answer your questions as soon as possible.
This week, the topic we selected is: How to choose an SUV? Next, let us take a look at what worries prospective car owners have when choosing an SUV. And how to solve these troubles.
Q1: I want to buy an SUV with large space, high safety factor and high cost performance. I mainly drive in the city and run outside when I rest. Are there any recommendations for SUVs priced around 250,000?
A1:In this price range, the model we recommend is the GAC Toyota Highlander. The Highlander's body size is 4795mm/1910mm/1760mm, which also makes its interior space one of the best in its class. Highlander is available in 5-seater and 7-seater configurations and can accommodate 7 adults decently.
As early as 2010, Highlander had been tested by C-NCAP and received a 5-star score. Although the current Highlander did not participate in the C-NCAP crash test, its safety configuration has not changed. Therefore, the current Highlander also has a 5-star crash test score. In terms of safety configuration, Highlander has as many as 7 airbags, and ESP and other systems are also standard in the entire series. The safety factor of such a Highlander is not much lower.
At present, the official guide price of Highlander is 248,800-429,800 yuan, and recent discounts range from 2,300 to 25,100 yuan. Such a price is very tempting.
Q2: Which one is better, Escape 1.6L or Tiguan 1.8L?
A2：These two models are the most popular in the compact SUV camp.
Although the displacement of the Kuga 1.6L is not very large, its acceleration performance is better than that of the Tiguan 1.8L. The Escape and the New Focus are based on the same platform. Measured by urban SUV standards, the Escape has very strong driving skills and is more fun to corner than the CR-V, Smart Sport, Tiguan, etc., and its handling performance is also among the same models in the same class. More prominent. However, the interior workmanship of the Escape is not satisfactory.
Tiguan is a relatively stable and comfortable car, and the driving experience is not outstanding. This model has been on the market for many years and is now close to being replaced.
In terms of quality, both cars have encountered relatively big problems. For example, the Escape's broken shaft door, and the Tiguan's oil leakage, poor sealing, frequent stalling, DSG gearbox problems, engine failure, abnormal noises in the car, etc. If you don’t think too much about quality issues, then we are more inclined to recommend the Escape 1.6L to you.
Q3: How about BYD s6? Is it worth buying? Can 100,000 buy a good SUV?
A3：BYD's biggest advantage is its rich configuration, and its richness can be described as superior. For example: ESP, 6 airbags, reversing image, right blind spot image, etc. Moreover, the appearance of the S6 is relatively grand, and some people even think that the appearance of the S6 is suspected of copying the Lexus RX.
However, in terms of workmanship, s6 is still a weak group. Its driving experience is very average, such as the soft suspension, which makes the driver less confident when cornering, and the body pitching movement is also serious when accelerating.
If you are a complete control of configuration and other factors such as workmanship can be ignored, BYD S6 is still worth buying.
In the price range of RMB 100,000, there are quite a few SUVs worth buying. If you are not a configuration control person, but want to have a better driving experience and interior workmanship, Chery Tiggo 5 is a good choice.
Q4: Excuse me, now I want to buy an SUV with a budget of less than 300,000 yuan. I don’t know whether to choose Compass, Forester or Koleos. Please recommend me. I want an automatic transmission.
A4：Among these three niche imported cars, the Compass has the solid handling performance of a European car, the power is sufficient and smooth in urban areas, the 6AT gearbox is perfectly matched with the engine, the driving feel is easy and easy to use, and the appearance is the best. Please consumers. However, the interior workmanship is relatively cheap and the configuration is not high.
The Forester inherits Subaru's full-time four-wheel drive and horizontally opposed engine, and driving pleasure is a major selling point. The full-time four-wheel drive system gives it excellent off-road performance. However, configuration is the biggest weakness, and the cabin configuration is not as many as that of similar competitors.
As an imported model, the Koleos is very affordable. At a price of 300,000, you can almost buy a top-end model. Therefore, it will have more advantages in configuration. The performance in other aspects will not be outstanding, but there will be no obvious shortcomings.
Based on the above points, if you have no special requirements, Koleos is recommended. If you have certain requirements for control, then we would recommend the Forester.