Mazda 6, Renault Talisman and VW Passat: seek the best saloon

Comparison: Mazda 6 2.2D, 1.6 dCi Renault Talisman and VW Passat 2.0 TDIComparison: Mazda 6 2.2D, 1.6 dCi Renault Talisman and VW Passat 2.0 TDIComparison: Mazda 6 2.2D, 1.6 dCi Renault Talisman and VW Passat 2.0 TDIComparison: Mazda 6 2.2D, 1.6 dCi Renault Talisman and VW Passat 2.0 TDI

We started nur comparative reference to three saloons with mechanical diesel 150 and 160 hp talking, of course, the last to arrive. With the new 1.6 dCi Renault Talisman, up to 15 centimeters longer than the Laguna replaced, Renault already has its half immense saloon 4.85 meters of length. The four-wheel steering It is standard feature in this luxury high-end finish Initiale Paris and next to a adaptive damping multimode operation (also standard), or combine to define Very comfortable car suspension, very dynamic reactions road and very maneuverable in town. In this regard, Talisman 4.85 meters appear the best "short and light" Category.

According to him driving mode chosen in this Renault Talisman, up to 50, 60 or 80 km / h its rear wheels turn to 3.5 degrees in the opposite direction to the front, contributing to spin less volanteo and fundamental feeling less effort on the front . From these speeds, the rear wheels rotate up to 1 degree in the same direction, stabilizing the behavior of Talisman in the insertion and subsequent support curve. All this theory is essentially translates into less physical parking maneuvers in this stunning saloon, by ability to overdraw in small spaces (Beware the columns at the beginning); spinning sensation faster roundabouts and angles of 90 degrees, and efficiency and stability -and enormous sense of security- curve, especially as we require high throughput speeds this Renault Talisman both slow track, as fast. And all this with a very simple rear suspension, consisting of a torsional axis against the multilink structures of its two rivals.

With a cushioning you can harden with Sport mode, all this can be increased, but it is in his comfy comfort mode where the full address the Renault Talisman will transmit more advantages: available very soft and comfortable and extremely reactive car and efficient without ever violating their attitude to lower demand and rapid spin, dodge, etc. In fact, it is so little "aggressive"That if you're soft on your driving and traces properly in advance, you may not feel anything different in the Talisman do not give their rivals, except that with just 2.4 turns of the wheel, you need half a meter less to change direction, while their opponents require up to 2.8 turns.

Rate your car for freeFinally, the Renault Talisman also proposes a 1.6 dCi different: In this step is the more powerful with 160 hp and the lower displacement of only 1.6 liters. It uses 2 turbos, one for low speed and one for high speed, allowing you to advertise values ​​of torque and power in line engines 2 liters of rivals, and specifically 2.2 Mazda 6, also this dual turbo. In any case, it is not an engine with lots of character, but rather a nice engine in this Talisman. It is combined with a automatic dual clutch EDC that brings more pleasure, but it also leaves reactivate the engine response with good sequential driving speeds from the lever. Its good fuel economy (just 5,4 l / 100 km highway actual consumption, Like the Mazda 6 and a tenth more than the 5.3 l / 100 km VW Passat) Sees no reason much autonomy its small deposit, up to 14 liters over 200 kilometers less than capacity and autonomy, respectively, best rivals.

Mazda 6 2.2D: engineer

There are already a few years the leading instead the Mazda 6 in the market. And continues to impress by his slender shape and design, and if you are someone who you hooked the art, for his Incredible low weight (1,510 kg compared to 1627 and 1583 Talisman Passat) and certain features of their no less surprising Diesel engine 2.2D. It is a saloon to 235 kilos lighter verified by our Technical Center a Ford Mondeo, for example, and by a today "bulky" 2.2 liters of block 150 CV makes his performance and efficiency benchmarks: It is the fastest of the three. Everything that comes from its engine is the brightest veteran Mazda 6: your huge push and how little you spend. And his fine acoustics, partly a result of its reduced compression ratio, although no longer surprises them both against more modern rivals all and perhaps better soundproofed.

Comparison of saloonsIn fact, the rolling noisiness of aerodynamic and is high in the Mazda 6 and noisy stops turning the steering wheel denote some carelessness in this regard. 150 hp Mazda 6 transmit much and good drive and also very much welcome. Is long engine with better performance at low engine speeds, the result of its high capacity and double turbo. In this case, the change is manual and exquisite touch. It is like driving changes even though this engine has so many resources, which lends itself to be used on long marches and forget the change.

Perhaps because of its design and its drivetrain, you expect a sportier dynamic behavior in this Mazda 6 2.2D. His first touch is very good. His direction takes you to a quick and easy guide and support you feel its good dynamic, safe and comfortable, but it missing something more firmly when you start to roll faster. Nor slows as you expect in such a light car, needing up to 6 meters to stop the Talisman or Passat. It seems that the good dynamics of Mazda comes from a very balanced set-point using its low weight and not a very sporty configuration ... why sigh by the power of its engine and its daring design, not because it detracts from the product as How is it.

VW Passat 2.0 TDI: selling

Dynamically, the Volkswagen Passat playing and talking makes his a tune master balance point, efficiency and comfort that you can roll down all surfaces and paths very simply, especially if, as in this unit with accounts Piloted suspension and Sport trim. It is very comfortable, but also a very neutral and easy car taking him tremendously fast. Manages the steps cornering at high speed without breaking much as the Mazda 6, although not as fine as Renault Talisman when they demand the maximum.

The average sedanvery good management electronic stability control and emulator autoblocante Volkswagen Passat allow the electronic roll with more intensity than you think and especially transmitting a lot of security. his 2.0 TDI 150 hp, in combination with DSG dual clutch 6 speed (With decoupling Eco mode) form a excellent set. faster and more forceful than the Renault Talisman and no less pleasant answer. And also with a large fuel tank of 66 liters, the Volkswagen Passat has a large autonomy over 1,000 kilometers.

Moreover, as the shorter saloon of three (4.77 meters 4.85 versus 4.87 Talisman or Mazda 6), the Volkswagen Passat It offers the best rear seats: Up to 87 centimeters legs compared to 83 measured in the Mazda 6 or 81 Renault Talisman. The same is true in height, although none is clear that lack space. As for luggage, East Volkswagen Passat us 545 liters cubic load, compared 535 Mazda 6 or the top 550 of a Renault Talisman, certainly the most complete. Any of the saloons is a great choice.

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