Two petrol liter — automatic — all-wheel drive. Crossovery classic, a win-win recipe for Russia. But who prepares better — Toyota or Kia?
Sportage — friendly. How will smell the approach of the master, lights a illuminated door handles and side mirrors spreads, like a puppy — ears. RAV4 doesn't do that, meets the harsh silence. Although Keyless entry "Japanese" the. Unlike the Kia, it is not necessary to press the button to unlock the locks. Just pull the handle.
Inside Toyota's strict. Black ceiling, an eclectic array of "stack" of front panel — say no to frivolous fintifluhka? The interior of the RAV4 is a drop honest. Let hard plastic everywhere, and the metal plates only seem so. But finish "torpedo" skin real, not fake embossed on the soft polymer, as in the Sportage. Yes there skin is in "Japanese" and a solid suede inserts are available.
But the designer "Toyota" seems to be a terrible bungler nes nes fittings, and scattered around the cabin. The heated steering fell to his left in a blind zone. A key "warmer" seat rolled right down into a dark niche. Locking The center coupler is registered to the left of the steering wheel and switch the speed control on the descent on the right... Where is the logic?!
Intererst Kia is likely pedant socks around the apartment, not scatters. Everything here on the Ticker functional zones: the dense rows of buttons deployed to the driver Central console, even the instrument cluster and graphics cluster the Sportage more concisely and clearly. Driving more closely than in the RAV4, but the cockpit looks like. Vaughn and panel illumination dark-red in contrast to the calm blue illumination in "Toyota".
Power? The time? The main box
However, it is not worth living designer of illusions. Sport does not live here. In the dispersal of both crossover equally unhurried, the difference is imperceptible — 100 km/h 146-horsepower RAV4 is gaining in 11.3 with a 150-strong Kia — 11,6, although it is lighter and slightly high-torque (nm 192 vs 187). Why? Two-liter atmospheric "four" are similar in characteristics, both love to be twisted from the soul, but transmissions differ dramatically. Toyota uses a CVT, while the Sportage — a six-speed automatic.
It is due to the acceleration of the box "Korean" is more dramatic. The revs fly up to the red zone, click-click — Sportage begins to count the transfer, simulating turbulent activity. RAV4 and the engine just hums monotonously one-note. Sadly, but efficiently, and to the urban bustle CVT even more comfortable — no jerks. While Kia sometimes takes a hardly noticeable pause, to go down. This "step" remains in a sportbike, but the electronics, "Toyota" when you change the algorithm picks up stronger momentum and increasingly aggravates the gas.
Sagging and subject under the belly
Interesting better failed to Koreans. Both crossover adequately rulyatsya little crenata, follow the road tightly, informing passengers about the defects of the canvas, but not allowing the buildup on the waves. However, a speed bump, dented the asphalt and the joints of the independent suspension of the RAV4 are more flaccid — to overt attacks is not reached, but on the body differ vibration, something tingling at times, and the track still light turbulence starts. Sportage in this regard to collect. Yes you can worry, but the tremors come on the seat in the "skruglennym" version — feel the stock energy intensity.
In this case Kia in picking Prestige goes to 19-inch wheels with 245/45 tires, while the RAV4 Exclusive uses more meaty wheels 18 inch with tires 235/55. And their ever heard! Could be attributed to excessive noise for a winter tyre. But Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV no spikes. By the way, the Sportage was also wearing nesipbek — Michelin X-Ice.
Toyota out on the roads. Sportage before begins to scrape the belly, under the steel protection of the engine compartment had only 18 cm At the RAV4, even the plastic dust cover there, but the bottom point is a powerful cross member of the subframe. And to the ground from her adequate 20 cm, plus the bumpers are hanging above. The main thing is not to damage your exhaust system that sticks out from the belly within the wheelbase. In General, the permeability of both crossovers is determined by the geometry, because the set of auxiliary systems is comparable: locking center coupling, simulate cross-axle lock, the help system during the descent from the hill...
Voice Tech vs Vasily Utkin
Both offer a crossover for the rear seat heater, adjustable backrest tilt, flip down armrest. But the RAV4 is significantly roomier in all directions to the extent that even gender it smoother. Sportage goes additional air vents in the center socket and USB slot.
It turns out, our pair has no clear leader. And in the eyes of the buyer, in theory, all should decide the price tags and equipment. The test Sportage is slightly cheaper — 1 900 959 virtually any against 1 972 000, which is asking for a RAV4. The "Korean" feature richer — two million fit panoramic sunroof, smart beam, seats, avtoparkova, the system of automatic braking, the retaining strip, the character recognition... it is Strange that there is no heated windscreen, but in "Toyota" and it is available in more affordable versions, although the security package you have to pay as much as 122 thousand.
Set "full drive + machine" with a basic set of options is also available from Kia — 1 509 900 vs consumption 1 601 000. So why the RAV4 became the leader of the segment, and the second-ranked Sportage inferior in sales of as much as 1.65 times (for 11 months of 2016, according to the Association of European businesses)? Scientific explanation no. Here "reliable" image "Toyota", and the liquidity of the secondary market for this is people are willing to overpay when buying, come in for service every 10 thousand miles and put up with the off-budget insurance.
But there is a RAV4 and an ACE in the hole — the standard multimedia system on the Android platform with a DVD player and a pre-service "Yandex. Navigator," able to speak the voice of Vasily Utkin. Let the screen the sun glare and the menu is built illogical. But do not kolhozah smartphone on the windshield or hold it in your hand: the tube, the camera, the route will show the built-in tablet. You only need the Internet — mobile router or your phone. While cell signal is to go very convenient. And safe — in case of an accident alarm is provided for emergency system ERA-GLONASS. So maybe these are the spices that make Japanese recipe tastier?
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|Working volume, cm3||1987||1999|
|Power, HP||146 at 6200 rpm||150 at 6300 rpm|
|Fuel tank capacity, l||60||62|