You can surround your car life with comfort and protect it with the most modern means of active and passive safety, being content with the medium-sized form of a golf class hatchback, or sacrifice a “mincemeat” by choosing a more spacious car. You can completely reject both options and buy an “empty” car, but covered with premium glory of a prestigious brand. Having weighed all the conflicting components of automobile happiness in the range from 800 thousand to 1, 100, 000 rubles, our experts, as always, offer you ten ways to worth the money.
1. “Skoda-Superb-1, 8TSI-AT-Ambition”
Skoda Superb 2009
Our leader does not care: for the umpteenth time the Czech “limousine” leaves the rivals far behind its complex tail. At the head of a long-familiar set of advantages is the unsurpassed spaciousness of the cabin and a huge trunk with a double door-transformer. Add to this the power unit, which “picked up” noticeably after replacing the capricious “dry” DSG double-gear box with a slightly less rapid-fire, but not so twitchy, hydromechanical “automatic machine”. This bunch, by the way, accelerates a rather big car to hundreds in just 8.9 seconds.
Of course, if we add to the Ambition equipment a stabilization system that is mandatory at the present time, “curtain” pillows and, for example, rear parking sensors, the price of the car will fly up to the upper limit of our range. But the set of qualities will still remain unsurpassed.
CAMRY DPL 50 2011 EXT
After the inhumane rise in price of the Teana (99 thousand - it’s a joke!) The big Toyota had no choice but to take a place closer to the top of our Olympus. The "classic" version of "Camry" is unlikely to please the driver with dynamics, but this is for the better - tea, not a driver car. But inside the spacious cabin there is everything you need to make life not only safe, but also enjoyable: here you have “music” with relevant interface connectors, a color display with a rear-view camera and, of course, a full set of pillows. The status is based on leather upholstery with electric driver's seat, but fabric supporters can choose the Comfort version for 1, 074, 000 rubles - it even has parking sensors.
Majestic, like the rising sun itself, the new "six" soared from the first attempt to the top three. A spacious interior decorated with high-quality materials, a bright screen with an advanced multimedia system, an economical engine with a quick, but not at all fussy “automatic” - in the new Mazda you can feel the breed! The chassis also deserves praise: the engineers managed to maintain a balance between comfort and handling. In addition, the machine can be packaged with all imaginable means of active safety, up to blind zone monitoring and marking systems. What was not enough to win? Compared to the к Skoda ’, it’s a lot of space, compared to the - Toyota’ it’s equipped. And, of course, parking sensors for human money: it is put only to the older version for 1, 123, 000 rubles.
4. "Ford Mondeo-2, 3AT-Titanium"
The fourth-generation Mondeo has been on the market for so long that from the “you look great” category, it has shifted to the “you are holding on well” group. The flagship of the Blue Oval is really good: the next rise in price by 21 thousand kept the epicurean version of the Titanium with the autumnal glow of liquid crystals in the dashboard and anatomically adjusted seats. For moving this magnificence in space, the 2.3 engine with a power of 161 forces worked out by Mazda is responsible for working in tandem with the proven hydromechanical “automatic machine”. True, there is no alternative to it, as part of our review: both a diesel engine and a twin Powershift box will cost the buyer much more.
Se-san is one year younger than the veteran of Mondeo and is holding no worse. For a million with a small tail, you can profit from the sensible version of the “Confor”, which assumes the presence of a hydropneumatic suspension, which not only provides the car with unrivaled smoothness, but also allows you to overcome a variety of hardships, lifting the body to a height inaccessible even to many crossovers. The rest of the C5 is good, although not particularly surprising: there is a necessary set of pillows (including a knee pad for the driver), a stabilization system, a 2-zone “climate” and a decent audio system. You only have to pay extra for parking sensors - visibility back at the Citro is not a fountain. True, the surcharge is low - only 10 thousand.
For the nameplate
Supporters of small forms can spend money not on a long sedan, but on a car of a more modest size, but with a less modest emblem. Since the last review, two Mercedes-Benz models have been updated, and now for a little less than a million you can buy both a fan-like B-class and an A-class hatchback created on the same front-wheel drive platform. Equipment, of course, is not the richest, but air conditioning, and heated front seats, and parking sensors for these machines are present. The alternatives are the same: BMW 1 Series and Audi-A3. Volvo S30 is no longer manufactured, and the Lexus CT200h is significantly more expensive.
Volkswagen Passat Estate
Station wagons that fit in our price range, the market a little more than a dozen. Moreover, a significant part of this already small population belongs to the "golf" class. As accelerators in kindergarten, Passat-1.4DSG stands out for 1, 077, 000 rubles, Insignia (from 943, 000 for the most accessible version), Citroen-C5 and the surprisingly impractical Hyundai-i40. If the manual is not embarrassed, then you can look at the capacious Mondeo, which in the Trend version will cost at least 1, 044, 000. The "Automatic", alas, is too expensive - from 1, 110, 000.