The review includes the twelve most popular models of the Russian market. Available versions with mechanics and with a gun in the same trim levels were considered, including engine volume and power.
01 Renault Duster
MCP - 16, 000 rubles. = Automatic transmission (“Expression” equipment, 2.0 liter engine, 135 hp)
The most affordable four-speed automatic is offered for the bestseller of the market. However, if you are aiming for such a “Duster”, then you will not see the all-wheel drive version: it is sold only with mechanics! This affected the price: “Duster” is mono, but with an automatic transmission costs 598, 000 rubles., “Duster” 4 × 4 with the same 2-liter engine and 6-speed manual will cost 614, 000 rubles.
02 Lada Granta
MCP + 31 400 rub. = Automatic transmission ("Norma" grade, 1.6 liter engine, 98 hp)
An example of a successful combination of "French with Nizhny Novgorod." The proven Japanese automatic transmission was first married to a domestic car in conveyor conditions. In addition, this 4-speed automatic machine costs adequate money. The product is replicated, so that problems with maintenance and repair are not expected.
03 Toyota Corolla
MCP + 32 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (Comfort Plus equipment, 1.6 liter engine, 124 hp)
The classic 4-speed hydromechanical unit took the place of the still not accustomed robot, rejected by temperamental drivers. And what a Russian does not like a fast ride! The surcharge will not entail any additional expenses, since the shift paddles on the steering wheel, as well as winter and sports modes are absent in this option.
04 Renault Logan
MCP + 34 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (Prestige equipment, 1.6 liter engine, 103 hp)
Against the background of foreign classmates, this is an inexpensive option: the total price of the “automatic” “Logan” is 500, 000 rubles. The machine is simple, 4-speed. The decision is logical: a budget car - a suitable transmission.
05 Ford Focus
MCP + 35 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (Trend equipment, 1.6 liter engine, 105 hp)
No tricks, all honestly. Options “with” and “without” completely coincide - the price difference strictly corresponds to the cost of a modern 6-speed automatic. It seems that out of luxury it is gradually becoming a means of transportation.
06 Hyundai Solaris
MCP + 35 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (Classic equipment, 1.4 liter engine, 107 hp)
It’s easy to build a very popular model for yourself: dopas are arranged in a column, in which the first position is a 4-speed automatic transmission. By the way, it can be ordered with any engine and equipment, which distinguishes Solaris from its competitors, where the machine is the prerogative of expensive versions.
07 Chevrolet Cruze
MCP + 36 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (LS equipment, 1.6 liter engine, 109 hp)
If we consider the price, then the difference in price between machines with a 6-speed automatic and mechanics reaches 69, 000 rubles! But, since a couple of really necessary options are added to the latter - seat heating and air conditioning (6, 000 and 27, 000 rubles, respectively), the surcharge for the automatic transmission itself will be 36, 000 rubles.
08 "Opel Astra"
MCP + 40 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (Essensh grade, 1.6 liter engine, 115 hp)
"Astra" -new opens a series of cars, whose machines cost 40 thousand exactly. The model tops this list because the “astral” 6-speed automatic is the newest, and the motor is the most frisky.
09 "Skoda Octavia"
MCP + 40 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (Active grade, 1.6 liter engine, 103 hp)
The second 40, 000th option. With a very modest engine power, the automatic transmission did not stint: it is fashionable here, 6-speed. Otherwise, there is no disagreement with the mechanical version, which is very nice.
10 "Kia Rio"
MCP + 40 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (Comfort equipment, 1.4 liter engine, 107 hp)
The model was updated relatively recently. This is probably why people are laying out a lot of money for the version with a 4-speed automatic. It can be purchased with both a strong and a weak motor, it is very important for the consumer.
11 Volkswagen Polo
MCP + 46 100 rub. = Automatic transmission (Comfortline equipment, 1.6 liter engine, 105 hp)
Allegedly, a folk car cannot be ordered with an automatic machine in the simplest configuration, which greatly spoils the position of Kaluga among competitors. And the price of a 6-speed unit is not happy. Otherwise, there are no differences with the mechanics.
12 Nissan Qashqai
MCP + 55 000 rub. = Automatic transmission (XE, 1.6 liter engine, 114 hp)
The most significant surcharge in the whole dozen. And in this version, the car will be front-wheel drive. But the number of steps tends to infinity, since the machine here is represented by a CVT variator.
Today, a machine with a gun is perceived in a completely Sharikov style: "An elephant is a useful animal." However, moving from an exclusive to the category of a standard, we begin to count the money laid out for the automatic transmission: is it not expensive?
Each manufacturer will find how to explain the weight of the price tag. It will emphasize the novelty of the design, the possibility of manual switching, the presence of a winter (or other) mode, or even just the number of steps in the unit. And he is deceiving! Four, five, six - the consumer does not care if they switch smoothly and without failures. Do not believe it - ask those who drove almost eternal American 3 speed (!) Automatic machines. My advice is simple: if the car itself is inexpensive and has an appropriate automatic transmission, buy it safely. This choice is the most reasonable, and in this case, the machine will work akin to the famous namesake - “Kalashnikov”. Expensive and sophisticated transmission designs on relatively inexpensive cars are akin to cheap climate control: there is force, but you will not achieve more comfort.