Cruze, Civic, Jetta and C4 Lounge joust average turbo sedans
The segment of medium-sized sedans is undoubtedly one of the most important and disputed the Brazilian market. Because of this, manufacturers invest continuously to improve their models for the category. This year, virtually every segment of the representatives underwent changes, some of which have undergone radical changes. However, the emphasis is on the turbo models, including the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Citroen C4 Lounge and Volkswagen Jetta. Which one does better?
The second generation of the Cruze caught the attention of the public by more modern look, following the current standards of Chevrolet, moreover neat interior trim, more stuffed standard equipment list and especially the new mechanical assembly. The sedan left the old 1.8 liter aspirated to switch to a 1.4 liter turbo flex, entering into the era of downsizing. Thus, in addition to structural improvements to reduce weight, the car was smarter.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet Cruze 2017 hides an engine four-cylinder with direct fuel injection, capable of developing 150 horsepower and 153 hp gasoline with ethanol, at 5,600 and 5,200 rpm, respectively, and torque of 24 and 24.5 lb.-ft., to 2,100 and 2,000 turns, and is associated with an automatic six-speed transmission. According to the brand, the car goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 9 seconds and reaches top speed of 214 km / h.
As for consumption, according to Inmetro’s the delivery Cross 7.6 km / l in city and 9.6 km / l on the road with ethanol and 11.2 km / Le 14 km / l, respectively, with gasoline, with “a” in the relative comparison in the category and “B” in generating absolute comparison with energy efficiency Conpet seal.
In reviews of the new Cruze, Chevrolet charges R $ 256 on 10,000 km, R $ 600 at 20,000 km, R $ 256 on 30,000 km, R $ 664 at 40,000 km, R $ 256 on 50,000 kilometers and R $ 1016 in 60,000 km.
Cruze is available in the LT version, which costs US $ 89,990, and features front and side airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, tire pressure warning, stability and traction control, fog lights, daytime running lights, sensor rear parking, Isofix, starting assistant on ramps, wheel rim 17, automatic air conditioning, reverse camera, on board computer, cruise control, electric trio, heated outside mirrors, start / stop system, seats and steering wheel in leather, My Link multimedia system with Apple and Android Car Play Auto, among others.
There is also the LTZ model for R $ 96,990, which adds curtain airbags, daytime LED lights, height adjustment of the headlights, front parking sensors, chrome door handles, headlights with automatic lighting, unlocking the doors and starting the keyless engine colored board computer with five modes, exterior mirrors with electric folding, electrochromic rearview mirror, with MyLink touchscreen eight inches and GPS, rain sensor, remote start, among others.
As an optional configuration for the LTZ, Chevrolet offers a package with front collision warning and blind spot, lane residence assistant, adaptive high beam, wireless charger for smartphone and driver’s seat with electric adjustments. With these items, the price jumps to R $ 107,450.
The Civic is the latest model of this comparison. The tenth generation of the Honda sedan has undergone radical changes and stood out right away by the unique look, with forms of fastback as income to try to repeat the same success of the eighth generation, sold here as “New Civic.”In the design, the drive motor offers an unprecedented 1.5 liter turbocharged gasoline, however, restricted to the top version Touring line sold by savory R $ 124,900, the same price charged for car higher classes.
The 1.5 turbo engine Honda Civic can generate 173 hp at 5,500 rpm and 22.4 Nm between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm. He works with an automatic exchange of CVT type, which simulates seven gears and offers exchanges butterflies behind the wheel. According to the manufacturer, the vehicle reaches 100 km / h in 8.6 s and the maximum speed is 221 km / h.
The car consumption, also according to Inmetro, is 12 km / l in city and 14.6 km / l on the road, with stamp “A” in relative comparison in the category and also in the overall absolute comparison with Conpet seal energy efficiency.
In the review, the Touring version is priced at R $ 172.50 at 10,000 km, R $ 269.98 in the 20,000 km and R $ 599.08 in 30,000 km.
Among the equipment, the Honda Civic Touring features six airbags, traction control and stability, starting assistant ramp, blind spot alert camera and viewing the multimedia (Lane Watch), electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, control cruise, Full LED headlights (including fog), front seats with electric adjustment, rain sensor, electric sunroof, electrochromic rear view mirror, unlocking the doors and key less engine start, remote start, multimedia system with touch screen touch seven-inch Apple Car Play, Android Auto, HDMI and GPS entry, leather seats, automatic air conditioning two areas, instrument panel with TFT screen high definition, with electric folding mirrors, among others.
Citroën C4 Lounge
Until a few months ago, the C4 Lounge offered the propeller 1.6 liter THP Flex only in the more expensive versions. However, in line with 2017, the sedan left the 2.0-liter aspirated to have the turbo block all variants. That is, now with R $ 72,590 the consumer can park in the garage a turbo sedan Citroen.
The engine of Citroën C4 Lounge is a four-cylinder, direct injection, which develops 166 hp and 173 hp gasoline with ethanol at 6,000 rpm and torque of 24.5 Nm between 1,400 and 4,000 turns, coupled to a manual transmission six-speed automatic or also six gears. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.1 seconds and has speed electronically limited to 215 km / h.
Consumption, automatic delivery version 7.1 km / l in the city and 9 km / l on the road with ethanol and 10.5 km / l and 13.2 km / l gasoline with notes “A” and “B” and Conpet seal on Inmetro tests.
In reviews, Citroën charges R $ 560 at 10,000 km, R $ 896 at 20,000 km, R $ 812 in 30.000 km, US $ 928 at the 40,000 km and 50,000 km away, and R $ 1,316 in the 60,000 km by following a fixed price table brand.
The entry version Origine C4 Lounge, the one with manual transmission is equipped with front airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, starting assistant on ramps, light alloy wheels rim 16, headlights and fog lamps, cruise control, electric trio, multifunction steering wheel, starting assistant on ramps, stability and traction control, air conditioning with access to the rear seats, sound system with Bluetooth, among others. There is also the Origine AT, for R $ 80,990.
By R $ 83,990, the line of Citroën offers Tendance variant that adds multimedia system with touch screen and Apple CarPlay, automatic air-conditioning two areas, seats with leather upholstery, trip computer, LED lights and wheels rim 17. Finally, Exclusive, for R $ 94,990, has sunroof, keyless unlocking of doors, six airbags, trip computer with lighting color options, rear parking sensor, engine keyless start and wheels diamond.
The Jetta is the older model class. The current generation of the midsize sedan Volkswagen arrived in Brazil in 2011 and suffered its first visual changes last year, and the second half began to be manufactured in Brazil. And in January of this year the car won a “upgrade” to abandon the antiquated 2.0-liter aspirated eight valves. Instead it entered the modern 1.4 TSI petrol, the same is used in the Golf, which can deliver 150 horsepower, at 5,000 rpm and 25.5 Nm, 1,500 rpm, with manual or automatic transmission Tiptronic, both six marches.
According to Volkswagen’s data, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.6 seconds and has speed limited to 203 km / h. As for the consumption, the supply sedan 11.3 km / liter in city and 13.9 km / l on the road with ethanol in the manual version and 10.4 km / le 13.8 km / l, respectively, in automatic model with notes “A” and “B” and Conpet seal on Inmetro tests.
In the review, VW charges R $ 260 at the 10,000 km and 20,000 km, R $ 788.64 in 30.000 km, US $ 346 at 40,000 and 50,000 kilometers and R $ 788.64 in 60,000.
The Trendline entry version costs US $ 81,990 in the manual model and R $ 87,390 in automatic and offers front airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, stability and traction control, front and rear parking sensors, headlights and fog lamps,air- conditioning manual, power steering, trip computer, heatable external mirrors, electric trio, Isofix and light alloy wheel rim 16.
The Comfortline variant of R $ 93,990 adds starting assistant on ramps, electronic differential lock, multifunction steering wheel with leather lining and paddle shifts and multimedia system with touch screen of 6.3 inches and App-Connect. As an option, there are electric sunroof, air conditioning two areas, electrochromic rearview mirror, exterior mirrors with electric folding and function “tilt down,” headlights with automatic lighting, leather seats, wheel rim 17, rain sensors and twilight, unlocking the doors and starting the engine without a key and Discover Media system with GPS navigator, jumping to R $ 105,096.
How has to repair, the four models are very well served when it comes to engine. However, in addition to visual and equipment, for example, they differ in cost benefit.
The Honda Civic, despite all the good changes offered by the new generation, errs by charging premium price model in a conventional car brand. On the other hand, the Citroën C4 Lounge has a good value for money, especially in the top line version, which costs about the same versions of Japanese entries and the Cruze, but frightened by the prices of reviews.
Already the Chevrolet Cruze, although it is also not cheap, can deliver a good list of standard equipment in all versions, engine capable of delivering performance within the expected between the turbo sedans and considerable consumption. Moreover, the model has acceptable price revision.
Finally, the Jetta has the worst money category. The car charges almost R $ 82,000 for a version with manual transmission and without many items as multifunction steering wheel in leather. If consumers want the most complete model, as border or even surpasses the home of R $ 100,000 (something similar between the rival). However, Volkswagen was right to offer the new 1.4 TSI.
Therefore, the Chevrolet Cruze ends up being the best option. However, if the price revision and even the devaluation is not an issue for you, the Citroën C4 Lounge can also be a great buy.So, what would be your choice?