Generalist brands compete harshly in the SUV compact segment, the most demanded market today, generating a healthy war that leads us to see Very interesting cars where there is a large very satisfactory mechanical offer good levels of finish, a generous size and above all operation. Today we test and compare Diesel versions of Access Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: the most desirable of the three SUV also best-selling category. The cocktail is therefore perfect.
As he Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi 4x2 115 hp, as the Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 4x2 115 hp and Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 4x2 110 hp there are three SUV highly recommended for anyone who does not demand a high level prestacional looking for a great relationship between quality, consumption, price (all between 23,000 and 25,000 euros) And, above all, the size. Hyundai and Kia bring a car from the same platform, but it has done in two different ways. The base is the same, and the proportions or technology, although each brand as an effort on his style, changing more than the usual logo or details of the interior. As we shall see, they have similarities, because they share mechanics and frame, but besides aesthetics, distinguished in trade policy that can lead you to choose one or the other. The team to beat is the Nissan Qashqai, It is leading leading sales since its first generation came to market. Undoubtedly, Tucson and Sportage will you stand up, and are already doing, but we'll see if they can with it or not.
- 1 Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: their engines
- 2 Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: consumption
- 3 Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: Behavior
- 4 Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: space
- 5 Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: Price
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Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: their engines
We tried it the three SUV in front-wheel drive version with manual transmission, only possible combination with smaller diesel engines. Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson with the same block of 1.7 liter, 4 cylinder 115 hp, fed through common rail with VGT and 16 valve cylinder head. Meanwhile, the Qashqai uses less displacement (1.5 liters) and power (110HP), with a motor Renault / very contrasted Nissan Alliance, but with eight cylinder head valves. The difference in power Qashqai counteracts weighing up to 168 kg less (1,422 kg on our scales, to the 1,591 kg of Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson 1,590 kg), so that ultimately the level of performance is virtually identical in all three SUV.
even the best weight / power Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi makes it slightly faster (Takes about 0.5 seconds to his rivals in acceleration measurements), a difference that is not as important as to rule out any other for that speed. All three offer more than enough performance to transport calmly and unpretentious; you'll be forced to downshift if you want more brio, especially in the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, which costs them a little more on long marches. At the end are cars that exceed half ton of weight, bellboys high capacity and good space for five occupants: therefore their 110-115 CV are at the limit of what is appropriate.
Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: consumption
Issue and deserves the fuel consumption, where here yes there is a remarkable difference which may be a reason to opt for one or the other. As he Kia Sportage and the Hyundai Tucson, with its 1.7 CRDi, They offer a decent for what is expected of a car and spending. It is true that with the 2.0 CRDi spend even a little less, but do not consider stockings 6.3 and 6.5 l / 100 km, respectively, is a high consumption. Not to brag, but it is right for their size and power.
However the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 110 hp ago his side, Kia and Hyundai seems excessive consumption, since in the same route spends up to a half liter less (4.9 l / 100 km final average), Which says a lot about its mechanical quality. The three SUV carry a good system start / stop, and yet the difference in city consumption also rises to 2 liters for the Qashqai. Here it is shown that lower weight is crucial.
Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: Behavior
He dynamic behavior all three have common features: It tends to comfort and is always keeping their prestacionales levels. In normal driving'll have three good cars, no doubt. If you go to look for flaws, you can find a greater body roll in Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, but, like the performance, I do not see differences in behavior determinants having three levels much more than correct. Braking is correct (The Kia Sportage stops from 140 km / h in 71.7 meters, like the Nissan Qashqai, while the Tucson does in 74.8 meters, slightly worse) and stability controls that come as standard do well their work in an emergency.
Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: space
He interior space of these three cars we finished show direct labeling they are each other, since practically offer the same habitability. Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage measure 4.4 meters length and Nissan Qashqai slightly less, 4.3 meters. This external difference can be seen only in the boot capacity, because in the rest of longitudinal dimensions equal is maximum. He Nissan Qashqai It has gone from having a good boot to be smaller segment as they were updating rivals with 455 liters actual load continues to provide the correct capacity for 5 passengers, but it has become obsolete. Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson mark the two 540 liters, ie up to 85 liters more capacity, making it the second best boot of the category, taking into account whenever overcome by the Honda CR-V and spectacular 585 liters.
In front there is good driving position in all three. All controls are at hand and good overall ergonomics. The seats are nice, even in the cheaper versions. He Access to the rear seats is better at Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai. In the Sportage they have wanted to differentiate his brother-not both share a single panel carrocería- have "closed passage" to head height. It does not become problematic, but it requires tilt his head a little forward when entering and is more uncomfortable. The rear bench is set at three and can be folded backrests. Korean SUV in addition they have seven levels of tilt, of which only'll use three at the most. Despite being the same car, the rear inner width is also different as a matter of trims. In all three cases it is good, and the legroom, allowing interior fit for three adults come relatively comfortable.
Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai: Price
The finish quality is generally high, even despite being versions of access (not match with the pictures). Perhaps the Nissan Qashqai is the most differentiating inside depending on the trim level chosen also because it is the most levels offered. With this engine, Hyundai Tucson It is available in three levels called Essence, Klass and Tecno, he Kia Sportage with the Concept, Drive and Emotion, and the Nissan Qashqai with Visia, Acenta, N-Connect and Tekna. Analyze them all would take several comparative, that is, apart from the finishes of the models tested, I focus on the most basic versions compare Essence, Concept and Visia, whose prices are what we discussed. With official campaigns including (without commercial actions that can make each dealer) we have a Hyundai Tucson from 24,500 euros, a Kia Sportage from 22,900 euros and the Nissan Qashqai from 22,950 euros. Hyundai price is ruled out, unless you look for the most equipped version of Access, and having a Kia, which is the same car, 1,600 euros cheaper. The Nissan Qashqai is matched to Kia Sportage in price with better consumption, but worse trunk and standard equipment on its low version. Now it's your turn to choose.
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