Although this is not easy, let’s try to ignore the nuances of design and style. Let's approach the purchase of a car from a pragmatic position: we are interested in what set of options you can get for a certain amount
To equalize the starting positions of competitors, we selected for a comparative review all-wheel drive modifications of SUVs with gasoline engines of similar power. These are atmospheric units 2.0 in the case of Renault Duster, Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi ASX and a 1.8 TSi turbo engine from Skoda Yeti. The cheapest ticket to the world of crossovers offers Renault Duster. For the Expression version (initial for 2.0 engine), dealers are asking for 589, 000 rubles. Unfortunately, the all-wheel drive modification of Duster is denied in the automatic transmission. Affordable Expression is predictably deprived of many benefits, so those who do not want to take the path of austerities will have to pay extra for air conditioning and heated front seats. Skoda Yeti is significantly more expensive than the Duster discounter. Prices for the “Bigfoot” start at around 939, 000 rubles. A comfortable component at an acceptable level: air conditioning, heated front seats. Yeti has the most impressive upgrade options due to an extensive set of additional options. Nissan Qashqai offers the largest gamut of versions - as many as six, but two of them, SV and LE +, are available exclusively for versions with a CVT. The basic version of the XE equipment for 986 000 rubles. It is completely self-sufficient in terms of comfort and has an excellent life-saving and contra-emergency kit. The price list for the all-wheel drive version of the Mitsubishi ASX has crossed the millionth line, but automatic transmission is already included here - all versions of 4WD with a 2.0 engine are equipped with a variator. The equipment of Invite is in many ways similar to the initial equipment of the Skoda Yeti, offering in addition an audio center, rear electric windows. But there is a darling of stinginess; it relieves him of the transition to more expensive steps.
The dowry of the Privilege version follows the principle of reasonable sufficiency, adding to Expression air conditioning, heated front seats, fog lights, an on-board computer, adjustable driver's seat height, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, and Bryk seat upholstery. In addition, buying Privilege, you can pay extra for side airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear power windows. The top-of-the-range Luxe Privilege is better prepared for the vicissitudes of fate (there is a front passenger airbag and side airbags), flaunts a leather interior, four power windows, a rear parking sensor. Outside, the luxury version is easy to identify by the sheen of chrome elements and alloy wheels.
The average equipment level of Ambition adds a bit of Dolce Vita to the initial Active: Bolero audio center with MP3 and CD changer support, cruise control, rain sensor, Light Assistant system, front passenger seat lift, fog lights, folding table in the front seatback, alloy wheels rims. Among the advantages of the next-ranking Elegance version are dual-zone climate control, rear power windows, four-spoke leather steering wheel, side airbags, front seats with adjustable lumbar support, and a multi-function Maxi Dot display.
The second option of equipping SE covers the needs of 99% of car owners, introducing dual-zone climate control, a glove box with cooling, cruise control with speed limiter, fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, rain sensor, ESP to the moneybox of options. The SV business card is a panoramic glass roof with roof rails, tinted rear windows, impressive 18-inch alloy wheels. The duo of complete sets SE + and SV + adds to the versions of the same name “without a plus” the Nissan Connect complex with a five-inch color touch screen and navigation system, a rear view camera. Apotheosis - labeled LE + with leather interior and Bose audio system.
There are not so many trump cards in the Intence version, including foglights, alloy wheels, and rails. A real-life SUV becomes Instyle clothing: leather interior, climate control, keyless entry and start system, rain and light sensors, rear view camera, cruise control, Hands-Free Bluetooth system, adequate arsenal of safety features (side airbags, safety curtains, driver knee airbag). The Ultimate version is richer due to xenon dipped headlights, the prestigious Rockford Fostgate audio system, navigation, and a DVD player in the center console. A panoramic glass roof is a sure sign of Exlusive equipment.
Oddly enough, the greatest concern for insurance companies, judging by the prices for CASCO policies (hijacking and damage), is the future of the most democratic Renault Duster. Much cheaper in percentage terms will be the registration of a policy on the Skoda Yeti.
A study of credit programs leads to a predictable conclusion. The cost of monthly payments depends on the tariff policy of banks and the number of years for which a loan is issued.
Oleg Getmanenko, editor: