Experts in their review on the YouTube channel “Auto Plus” has compared the Renault Sandero Stepway with an off-road hatchback KIA Rio X-Line. Both models have found what to say to discerning motorists.
Front-wheel drive hatchback (or crossover as it is called by some drivers) from KIA has roof rails and off-road plastic body kit, whereby the ground clearance of the car is increased to 170 mm. In “luxury” configuration under the hood of the Rio X-Line set 123-horsepower 1.6-liter engine, which aggregates with a 6-speed “automatic”. To a hundred km/h hatch accelerates 11.6 seconds, fuel consumption in the combined cycle achieves a modest level of 6.8 liters. The cost of the KIA Rio X-Line of Luxe specification will cost 1 044 000.
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He confronts Renault Sandero Stepway with a less powerful 102-horsepower 1.6-liter “aspirated” and 4-band gun, but with more ground clearance is 195 mm. To 100 km/h the car accelerates for 12 seconds and average fuel consumption it is significantly more than the Rio – 8.5 litres. But his speed deficiencies compared to the jumper KIA Rio, Renault Sandero compensates the price. Equipment Stepway Privelege is on the Russian market of no more than 811 990 rubles.
According to bloggers, the design and equipment in the maximum configuration is obviously better to have the new KIA model, but as for the starting versions of hatchbacks, there’s already a Renault Sandero Stepway, not only due to more modest price tag. Seat of high quality leather, good sound system, multiple safety systems for the driver and passengers, as well as multi-zone climate control – make buying a French off-road hatchback the preferred option.
Commentators on the network agreed with the experts, putting on the standard, compared to the “Korean” reliability and patency of the car from Renault “Sandero is better – reliable and indestructible. And roads to cope adequately. However – just for the mechanics. The automatic KIA better!”.