In addition to the image, such cars give a high level of comfort, a spacious interior, a complete set from rich to simply luxurious, a convincing contra-wheel kit. Leave behind the scenes stylistic nuances and driving characteristics. We are interested in something else - the features of the complete sets, as well as the set of benefits available for a certain amount
We included a comparative review of the modification of sedans with a similar “power-to-weight ratio”: Nissan Teana and Toyota Camry with 2.5 liter gasoline engines, Skoda Superb with a 1.8 TSI turbo engine and a Ford Mondeo 2.3 gasoline variation. Only a Czech car in this situation is available (in particular) with a mechanical transmission, the rest of the trinity is equipped only with automatic transmissions.
Closest to the people Ford Mondeo, prices for which start from 879 000 rubles. (Trend version). Moreover, the equipment does not have to blush. “The modest charm of the bourgeoisie” is emphasized by dual-zone climate control, an audio system with eight speakers and control keys on a leather steering wheel, front and rear LED reading lamps. And a decent emergency kit: ABS, ESP, front and side airbags, driver knee airbag, curtain airbags.
Skoda Superb even “on the handle” goes a little more expensive than Mondeo - 909 000 rubles. for the Active package, the same car with a DSG box will cost 954, 000 rubles. Curiously, Superb has the widest price “zoom” thanks to an impressive reserve of additional options. Stuffed to the very top of the car will be more expensive than other competitors from our collection.
The price lists of eternal rivals, Nissan Teana and Toyota Camry, look similar. True, the most affordable Teana is cheaper than Camry, but loses the latter in terms of security (the Nissan version of Elegance, in contrast to the Comfort version
Toyota Camry no ESP and inflatable curtains).
Strong bodyguard skills are Toyota Camry's strong point. A complete set of airbags, curtains and many active safety features were initially implanted in the car. The most sophisticated Camry has front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, rain and light sensors. Equipping Elegance includes leather upholstery, a 6.1-inch display on the center console, a rearview camera with markings, Bluetooth. Among the bounty of “Premium” is a three-zone climate control, adaptive road lighting system, an intelligent access system to the car and engine start at the touch of a button. The privilege of the Prestige and Prestige Plus trim levels is a navigation system in Russian with a hard disk, a premium audio system, a seven-inch display on the center console.
Ford Mondeo on the Titanium step next to Trend, although it does not flaunt Sybarite things, but it seems to be one of the most successful in terms of price - level of equipment. This option is distinguished by alloy wheels, LED running lights, sports front seats with adjustable heating, rain and light sensors. Want a leather interior, bi-xenon, front and rear parking sensors, navigation, Bluetooth, keyless entry to the Keyless Entry interior and engine start button? Then you should try on the Titanium Black version.
The Nissan Teana (Elegance) starter kit covers 99% of the demands of an ordinary motorist, but you can change the velor interior to leather and steel wheels to alloy wheels when purchasing the Elegance Plus version. Bixenon, rear view camera, ESP are available starting with the Luxury option. In the east, it generously accepts Premium: heated rear seats, climate control and an audio system for second-row passengers, an ionizer in the climate control system and a Teana “calling card” - Ottoman type support for the front passenger's legs.
In the initial version of Active, the Skoda Superb slips the features of asceticism - air conditioning instead of climate control, steel wheel disks, no fog lights, multi-function steering wheel, heated front seats. A more advanced variation of Ambition is catching up. And Elegance equipment is already fully consistent with the status of a business class car. And most importantly - for almost any desire of the buyer there is an answer in the extensive list of options Superb.
The greatest concern among insurers, judging by the prices for CASCO policies (hijacking and damage), is caused by the Japanese Nissan Teana and Toyota Camry sedans. At the other extreme - Skoda Superb with a relatively low cost of insurance, a Ford Mondeo policy will be a bit more expensive.
Analysis of credit programs led to a predictable conclusion. The cost of monthly payments on loans depends on the tariff policy of banks and the number of years for which a loan is issued.
Oleg Getmanenko, editor:
- The cheapest ticket to the business class offers Ford Mondeo - along with a decent component of comfort and safety. The same car, in my opinion, is the most balanced in terms of price - equipment in the middle configuration Titanium. The initial version of the Skoda Superb is not so convincing, the Dolce Vita for brand followers begins at the Elegance stage. Nissan Teana and Toyota Camry will start at a higher price point, but initially very well equipped. However, a real feast comes closer to the “two hundred million” boundary: expensive decoration, sophisticated multimedia complexes, etc.