HYUNDAI SOLARIS HYUNDAI SOLARIS
Meet, as you know, by clothes. And the "Hyundai Solaris" and "Kia-Rio" with this all right. The Koreans accomplished the impossible: they created beautiful B-class sedans. This happens infrequently - a solar eclipse and then more likely to see. Now it remains to find out whether the inner world of these cars will fade against the background of a bright suit and which of the two twin brothers can boast a richer set of options.
The Koreans themselves seemed to like the look of Solaris so much that they even came up with a separate concept for it - “Flowing Lines”. What is its secret meaning is known only to the initiates. But it sounds beautiful, as, however, and looks. At Hyundai, creating Solaris, they wanted to please our motorists most of all. Hence a solid ground clearance (160 mm), and a fully galvanized body, and a full spare wheel, and a washer reservoir as much as 4.5 liters of fluid. On our unpredictable tracks, all this will definitely come in handy!
KIA RIO KIA RIO
Marketers of the brand know that it is dangerous to launch two completely identical vehicles from the technical point of view on the market, but this move is not new to them. Solaris and Rio are blood brothers. But making them also twins is like death! So the bright heads of the company decided to award Rio with a more adult and Caucasian appearance. Kia Rio also took a training course in the harsh Russian realities. He also has a high-capacity battery, increased ground clearance, wear-resistant wiper blades, and an increased (up to 4 l) windshield washer reservoir.
"Hyundai Solaris" or "Kia-Rio" - a subjective matter, the taste and color. So this fight is a draw
BODY AND KIT
Here, Solaris is more diverse than Rio.
Five-door hatchback sedan
The first is both a sedan and a hatchback, and the second is still only a four-door. But the “Rio” does not intend to stand aside modestly: the five-doors are already preparing to get on the conveyor of the St. Petersburg plant. In the meantime, we take for comparison a car with a sedan.
The number of complete sets “Rio” and “Solaris” were divided among themselves fraternally - four each. Relatives did not quarrel over the engines. The choice is simple: 1.4 liters about 107 “horses” or 1.6 liters with 123 forces. The surcharge for a faster engine at Solaris is not that big, just 20, 000 rubles. At Rio, a 1.4-liter engine is installed only on cars in the initial version. Everything above the base - from 1.6 liters. With the boxes the same song: both have a 4-band automatic or 5-speed manual.
The interior of the Solaris is more fun than the Rio
The interior of the Solaris is more fun than the Rio. The interior of the Solaris is more fun than the Rio.
"Classic" from 433 000 rubles
The basic Solaris is inconsistent. On the one hand, there are two airbags for front riders, an anti-lock system, a height-adjustable driver's seat, front electric windows, a 15-inch full-size spare wheel, an electronic brake force distribution system, rear disc brakes, a central locking system, an immobilizer and even a low level indication wash it. And on the other - there is no audio system, only preparation for installation. Air conditioning is also available at a surcharge of 20, 000 rubles. Want a gun? Get ready to part with another 35, 000 rubles. The manufacturer proposes to brighten up the shortcomings of the simple Solaris with the help of the Zimnyi option package, which is unique for this version: for 15, 000 rubles, the car will be equipped with heated front seats, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, rear power windows and heated wiper rest areas. Must take! Despite the fact that under the hood is a base motor with 1.4 liters of displacement.
The simplest Solaris does not have an air conditioner (you need to pay 20, 000 rubles for it)
The simplest Solaris does not have an air conditioner (you need to pay 20, 000 rubles for it). The simplest Solaris does not have an air conditioner (you need to pay 20, 000 rubles for it).
"Optima" from 467, 000 rubles
The differences from the previous version are small: in the standard there is an air conditioner, folding back of the sofa and the Winter package. The remaining attributes of a comfortable car are again for a fee. For the opportunity to listen to your favorite music on the road, they ask 10, 500 rubles. The Advanced package for 16, 000 rubles placed front foglights, door handles and side mirrors in body color, a central armrest and a reading lamp. In general, all that you can do without.
The Solaris dashboard reads better
The Solaris dashboard reads better. The Solaris dashboard reads better.
"Comfort" from 511 000 rubles
Our choice - 595 500 rubles
The options responsible for comfort were added as many as two: windows that fall at the touch of a button, and the ability to control the central lock with a folding key. The chrome interior door handles, the Supervision dashboard, the glossy finish of the front console are not the things you can't live without. You don’t have to pay extra for “music” and the “Advanced” package. Additional investments will again require the machine. "Security" will facilitate the wallet by 29, 500 rubles. This package was filled with practical things, including side airbags of the driver and front passenger, safety curtains, two useful systems - stabilization and traction control, rear parking sensors. They ask for a more powerful motor 20, 000 rubles. Take it!
Both “Koreans” have an automatic machine only for a surcharge: “Hyundai” asks for 35, 000 rubles
Both “Koreans” have an automatic machine only for a surcharge: “Hyundai” asks for 35, 000 rubles. Both “Koreans” have an automatic machine only for a surcharge: “Hyundai” asks for 35, 000 rubles.
"Family" from 604 000 rubles
Such a "Solaris" - as an exhibition of achievements. All packages from previous versions migrated to Family, and a keyless entry system and engine start button, bluetooth for connecting a mobile phone and steering wheel control were added. This configuration is only combined with a 123-horsepower engine. Transmission can be chosen - automatic or mechanics.
The interior of the Rio spoils the red backlight
The interior of the Rio spoils the red backlight. The interior of the Rio spoils the red backlight.
"Comfort" from 459 900 rubles
“Kia” decided not to deliver “empty” cars and immediately stepped to the next step. So the initial performance of "Rio" is more solid than that of his fellow tribesman. In addition to what Solaris has, the Rio glasses have a light tint, all exterior details do not differ in color from the body, the side mirrors are adjustable from the passenger compartment and heated, the radiator grill is decorated with chrome, the air conditioning cools the interior in hot weather, and the on-board computer displays useful information on the monitor. For automatic transmission asking 40, 000 rubles. The 1.4-liter engine is intended only for the initial Rio; the 1.6-liter engine is not installed in Comfort even for a surcharge.
At Rio, air conditioning is included as standard
At Rio, air conditioning is included as standard. At Rio, air conditioning is included as standard.
"Prestige" from 569 900 rubles
Our choice - 607 900 rubles
The Rio in this configuration flaunts 15-inch alloy wheels, front wing trim, a Supervision dashboard, multi-function leather steering wheel, and chrome scattered throughout the cabin. Of the sensible ones - side airbags, safety curtains, automatic locking of doors at speed and the same unlocking in a collision, as well as climate control. We are ready to overpay for security, and therefore choose this "Rio". The version with a gun will require an additional 40, 000 rubles.
Dashboard "Rio". Dashboard "Rio".
"Lux" from 519 900 rubles
Under the hood, the “Rio” with the prefix “Lux” is a 123-horsepower engine, and without any additional investment. You will only have to pay extra for an automatic transmission (40, 000 rubles). The list of equipment was replenished with heated windshield in the wiper area, front fog lights, door trim with a cloth, a folding key that remotely opens the central lock and trunk, heated front seats, an audio system, four power windows. The optimal set!
"Kia" for the machine asks - 5000 more
"Kia" for the machine asks - 5000 more. "Kia" for the machine asks - 5000 more.
"Premium" from 659 900 rubles
All "rio" in this version come with a gun. The difference with Prestige, which is half a step lower, is 50, 000 rubles. This increase in price allows counting on 16-inch wheels (compared to 15-inch ones in a simpler version), directional stability system, keyless entry into the car and starting the engine with a button, connecting the phone via Bluetooth and rear parking sensors. The more expensive version can be identified by the black edging of the grille and the glossy central panel. The adult list of equipment and the lack of mechanics are the main reasons for the non-child price.
"Rio" and "Solaris" have a considerable number of options that are responsible for security. But the Hyundai at a lower price has more. Victory for the Solaris
Hyundai Solaris Hyundai Solaris
Neither Hyundai nor Kia provide additional equipment. You can only stock up on various accessories such as door sills or roof racks. But Solaris buyers still have a freedom of choice, albeit a small one: the manufacturer has become generous with five packages of options. The trouble is that they are rigidly attached to the equipment. For example, the performance of the Classic can only be improved with the Winter package.
Hyundai Solaris 595 500 rubles
Kia Rio 607 900 rubles
Kia Rio Kia Rio
“Solaris” with an imaginary freedom of choice breaks ahead in this round
We stopped at the Solaris for 595, 500 rubles with a 1.6-liter engine and a 4-band automatic, and the Rio for 607, 900 rubles with the same tandem. Hyundai gained the upper hand in this battle thanks to a wider list of “safe” options. It has an electronic brake force distribution system, an electronic stabilization system, a traction control, rear parking sensors.
Hyundai Solaris is our choice
FOR THE SAME MONEY
Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze
They promised us the sky in diamonds, but it turned out that the prices of well-equipped Solaris and Rio do not look so attractive anymore. For the same amount that the experimental vehicles we have chosen will cost, you can take cars of a class higher. For example, the base Chevrolet Cruze costs 553, 000 rubles, while Renault Fluence costs 559, 000 rubles.
In “Cruz” for 589, 500 rubles there is heating and electrically adjustable side mirrors, heated front seats, air conditioning, front electric windows, an audio system with four speakers, an anti-lock system, four airbags (front and side), “isofix” and an immobilizer. This equipment is combined with a 1.6 liter base engine and 109 hp. mated to a 5-speed manual.
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