This review is dedicated to single-volume vehicles worth over 900 thousand rubles. Previously, we would call this category disappearing, and we won’t guess exactly as much as those who call the Leaning Tower of Pisa “falling” are mistaken. There are still few noteworthy cars, and prices are still rising. And yet, even among this meager variety, worthy options for buying can be seen. Our experts have selected ten of the most attractive cars.
Grand C4 Picasso 08
The French have already shown what the next generation S4-Picasso will look like, but at the same time they announced that a new compact van will not come to our country before next year. And this is not a reason for sadness - the machine of the outgoing generation still looks crisp and still has many advantages for relatively modest money. A spacious 7-seater saloon, a wide sofa with three child seats, a moderately peppy 150-horsepower engine with a melancholy “robot” - all this, although it has risen in price since the last review, has remained within the bounds of decency. So the Grand relatively easily retained first place.
Citro has an exhaustive set of equipment prescribed by the Speaker equipment: a full set of pillows, a stabilization system, a decent quality audio system with a connector for connecting an external player. Get it all for a smaller amount today is impossible.
Zafira Tourer 271448
Compared to last year, Zafira-Tourer added 20 thousand in price. Now the "space" compact van with a panoramic roof can be bought, barely stepping over the psychological threshold of one million. The car is generously packed: there is not only climate control and seat heating, but also a “warm” steering wheel. True, the “automatic” can be bought exclusively in conjunction with a 1.4-liter turbo engine, but this combination costs an additional 58 thousand. However, in this case, Opel will remain an interesting option.
3. "Toyota Verso-1.8CVT-Prestige"
In principle, the more affordable Verso will please a good level of equipment. But the 7-seater “Prestige”, and it is with such a power unit, looks most delicious: only cars with a continuously variable transmission in “Toyota” are “given” an extra centimeter of clearance. Otherwise, Verso offers a standard set of advantages for its price category. A nice feature is the Easy Flat 7 system, thanks to which a multi-seat car turns into a cargo van with a volume of 1700 liters.
Mazda 5 0c
In the top five of our top, Mazda turned out to be largely due to the greed of importers of Ford. Unlike cars with the Blue Oval, the “five” has risen in price not by 80–90, but only by six thousand rubles, while maintaining a decent level of equipment. The compact car with a 7-seater cabin in the Touring version already has good equipment (from pillows and a stabilization system to the “climate”), and for 52 thousand more the car will be equipped not only with cruise control and rain sensor, but also with electric side doors and rear doors parking sensors.
Ford S Max
Against the background of a general increase in prices, a rise in price by 86, 500 rubles still looks somewhat discouraging; and old Es Max would probably not have been in the top five if his brother Galaxy had not risen by more than ninety thousand. In addition, unlike the more affordable competitors, Es Max can be made 7-seater - it will cost 35, 900 rubles. "Automatic" is installed only on the version with a 2.3-liter engine, and such a machine costs at least 1, 223, 500 rubles. But you don’t need to learn how to drive an elegant Ford - according to this indicator, Es-Max is one of the leaders among minivans.
Gains and Losses
The stock of officially supplied van market continues to decline. From the time of the last review, he left the stage of Ford Grand C-Max.
True, a replenishment unexpectedly came in the form of the Spanish “SEAT-Alhambra” - the essence of a copy of the Volkswagen-Sharan, which is not for sale with us. And dealers of "San Yong" with might and main take orders for "Stavik", which was previously known as "Rodius". The car turned out to be curious: a 7-seater body is mounted on a chassis with a serious clearance and the ability to upgrade to four-wheel drive. A 4x4 version with an “automatic machine” and all the options necessary for life for 1, 359, 000 rubles could easily get into our top, but dealers will not appear new from Korea until the fall.
Will we agree?
Lingering stagnation works wonders. At the very least, a person who enters the showroom with money at the ready can easily get a serious discount. So it makes sense to call sellers - for sure an interesting option will turn up. But there are even more temptations for the used car market. Within a million, literally any one-volume car fits - from the relatively compact freshest Renault to full-size cargo-passenger vans, including premium brands.