undoubted leader as a compact SUV, the Nissan Qashqai is facing its biggest challenge. The new Hyundai Tucson comes with such force that threatens his reign. Diesel great duel.
Us left Hyundai ix35 It is commercially the toughest opponent of the leader Nissan Qashqai Almighty. However, today, his successor Hyundai Tucson advances both as a model and product, seems even be a few meters ahead of the compact SUV most successful segment. But what both overall and to compromise their hitherto unquestioned leadership?
He industrial giant Hyundai progress as automaker is probably the most surprising in recent years. Repetitive is always talking about the same, but when you get a Hyundai (or Kia, the other brand of Korean group) Back to the market, progress as a result is exponential. Largely this evidence seems required knowing the product of yesteryear. But now no longer surprised me because new models, when they reach the market, not clash among its rivals generalists because they take time … but at least its premiere even begin to clearly highlight. It’s something I expected to feel and perceive in the new Hyundai Tucson, and that’s why he called me even more attention.
In this case, in particular, also match two aspects: own Hyundai evolution as a manufacturer on its way to achieve a range of top brand (They pointed to Toyota for years and now dare say, even with Volkswagen); and that being the new Hyundai Tucson ix35 previous substitute, new compact SUV seems to be, if not a higher segment, yes respond to a category of car with much higher added value. Nissan is also true that gained prominence and credibility in the market. In his case, it was a brand that was missed for lack of product. until "invention" the Nissan Qashqai. He spurred the brand and the market. He became the Reference to beat. Easier for those who come.
Hyundai Tucson vs Nissan Qashqai: image and space
The presence of Hyundai Tucson, and the first, is imposing. Design, measurements and proportions seem to give tables and credibility. Has a lot more packaging than the Nissan Qashqai, and not only by centimeters (10 more specifically length) That measures more in three directions. his projected image evidently be an SUV, a model with all-terrain morphology, which gives and more like right now. And this is not so evident in the Nissan Qashqai, a more permanent SUV, halfway between a traditional compact, but perhaps it has been in the background the key to its success.
We begin to confront them and, meter in hand, the largest body of Hyundai Tucson does not translate into a much more spacious cabin that of Nissan Qashqai, although my perception deceive believe me at first glance that Hyundai was clearly larger. Yes it makes it much easier access and lowering the back row against the Nissan Qashqai. Where no doubt is to measure the bellboys. That’s where does seem to external measures take advantage of the new more Hyundai Tucson are verified 540 liters our Technical Center, against 455 liters of Qashqai, both with reparapinchazos kit. Hyundai also offers conventional spare wheel wear.
But I think they are still most decisive New measures Hyundai Tucson in its own rolling. Something longest battle and the track width Nissan Qashqai, its base of support allows you roll with much higher quality, but not only due to that. Their settlement and reactions make you feel a big car, when tread Nissan Qashqai is clearly the midsize car (Size) that is. The size often influences the perceived quality of the product.
Hyundai Tucson vs Nissan Qashqai: Behavior
Dynamics Hyundai Tucson and transmits a stillness of reactions and stability car movements very good. It is very progressive and noble when wheels fast. Y Bacchae with high quality. I suspect that the structural rigidity of the chassis is high, key in driving accuracy and comfort good vehicles. It decomposes less when stepping bumps or speed reducers. You feel precise and comfortable. True, you might also Wheel chosen intervene: Tire "alone" 16 inches and a large ball of tire: 225/60 measured.
He Nissan Qashqai is different. It is a livelier SUV reactions, since tours, for how supports, or reacts Bacchae. And slows the much better limit. It seems a lighter car (That is: 1.506 kg compared to 1590 Hyundai Tucson) And perhaps less cumbersome if you take very fast between curves. Surely here also they influence their wheels: Sports 18-inch wheels and low-profile tire: 225/45. In short, eNissan Qashqai ste treads not as established as the Hyundai Tucson, Bacchae and his "elegance". definition He hooked over a more dynamic type of driver.
Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi Qashqai 1.6 dCi vs Nissan Engines
In these two environments so different their engines also have much to say. Here we find the star version Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi Diesel engine 130 hp. He Hyundai Tucson It offers in its range to 184 hp instead Diesel, upon one 2.0 CRDi 136 hp version, falling this interesting first step 1.7 CRDi 115 CV, the most successful. Again the momentum puts him Nissan Qashqai here; good manners, the Hyundai Tucson.
The motor Qashqai 1.6 dCi Nissan Diesel is a very good push and to some extent temperamental. Progressive and refined is best defined as the 1.7 CRDi Hyundai Tucson. The numbers leave no doubt: the Nissan Qashqai is a fast car and solvent in any situation and also consumes very little. In comparison, the numbers do not do justice to the Hyundai Tucson. In gross benefit it is a step below (logical moreover for its lower power) and also consumes significantly (6.5 l / 100 medium according to our Technical Center versus 5.4 l / 100 km of Nissan Qashqai), But overall response on day to day more pleasant.
Yes, the Low regime is the Achilles heel of Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi of, Renault source indeed. At the time was the 1.6 more powerful diesel market, but it seems that this led him to sacrifice his delivery below 1,700 rpm. Until then it is an engine with a weak response that conditions in the city and in heavy traffic with continuous changes of pace much enjoy it and benefit. It is an engine that requires you to be more attentive to change. Once saved his critical area is already commendable. It’s fast, smooth and very efficient.
He 1.7 CRDi Hyundai Tucson has a first laps clearly more consistent and predisposed to get you out of the quagmire. Even in long marches (with less power, the Hyundai Tucson move a 6th gear with more development) has such a good attitude, you hold your gear position when the Nissan Qashqai you’d be almost forced to reduce. Standardized maneuvers recovery from 80 to 120 km / h Nissan Qashqai is always faster, but studying the telemetry we see, for example, in 4th gear up to 100 km / h is the fastest Hyundai Tucson. And so in all measurements recovery progress whatsoever. Only in the final phase of the Nissan Qashqai it is imposed. And it does after a somewhat abrupt transition (or temperamental, whatever you want to call it) of your engine.
Hyundai Tucson vs Nissan Qashqai: Final sensations
He status as achieved by the new Hyundai Tucson it fails to improve competition numbers or its contents, if not more by feelings, more difficult to achieve. They also tell you about an SUV very well done and complete when you analyze your pres>entation, finishes and equipment available especially at this level Tecno (from 27,900 euros). He Qashqai is also a good product, a large SUV, which in this high-end finish Tekna Premium (from 29,900 euros) We’ve tested offers almost everything you can expect – and more- a car in its class.
One final note that not again strengthens the credibility of the new Hyundai Tucson is its 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage, by 3 years or 100,000 km in the Nissan Qashqai. In short, the new Hyundai Tucson is a very serious car, all aspiring to unseat a commercial phenomenon like the Nissan Qashqai. If that does not enter the battle Mazda CX5, Honda CR-V or VW Tiguan, as a concept SUV even higher.
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