250,000 yuan to buy a joint venture SUV, how to choose between three major 'mainstream' Germany, America and Japan?
It's easy to see that prices of new cars produced/put up for sale recently are a little high. The same It is also a "red eye" in market, but despite this, in budget of most family car buyers, budget standard of 250,000 yuan is still a very popular price range.
At end of day, in this price range, whether it's an independent brand or a joint venture brand, there are plenty of options. Among joint venture brands, Volkswagen, Buick and Honda have accumulated a significant amount of money over years of operation. hard work in Chinese market The basic user group and accumulation of rumors are still main targets of choice for many consumers who intend to buy a family car.
In that case, for now in 2023, when joint venture's three family SUVs are invited again: Buick Envision Plus, SAIC Volkswagen Tiguan L and Honda CR-V, which one can you choose? 250,000 yuan, there are more attractive product features?
Combined with current market discount rate, all three models choose 2023 annual innovation version, Envision Plus652T five-seat luxury version, Volkswagen Tiguan L automatic all-wheel drive version, Tian CR-V all-wheel drive intelligent version. version The terminal transaction prices of two models are similar, and they are all about 200,000 yuan after discount. After calculating necessary expenses for buying a car, they can be "off ground" within budget of 250,000 yuan.
The design orientation of appearance of these three cars is different, which also has a certain relationship with positioning of brand. In particular, Buick Envision Plus incorporates more stylish design cues under base language of prudence, including layered exterior body lines and plenty of chrome embellishments that are just right. It looks mature and atmospheric, yet is full of trendy elements , which refer to a design style more suitable for crowd.
The Volkswagen Tiguan L continues consistent tone of Volkswagen brand. The straight lines of body give car a well-regulated temperament, and it is this "regular" styling that also gives Volkswagen Tiguan L a strong image. Recognized as model that once topped sales in a segmented market, Tiguan L's design accepted by most users must be , contributed a lot.
After Honda CR-V has undergone new generation changes, whole car has adopted a brand new family-style design language. The blackened air intake grille makes front end look younger, and refined design of lamp group also makes whole car have a stronger feeling fashion, especially sharp headlight design, which was well received by many consumers after it was installed on CR-V.
Better or worse appearance is always a matter of taste, but in terms of vehicle dimensions, Angkewei Plus is half a circle larger than Tiguan L and CR-V, with a body length of more than 4.8 meters and a body length of 2.8 m. The wheelbase advantage not only makes Envision Plus more impressive in terms of external visual effects, but also provides a stronger guarantee of seating space in car. The feeling of space is a very convincing feature of an SUV among family users. Product features, and it can be said that Buick Envision Plus has taken lead in this aspect.
As in appearance, differences in interior design of three cars are also not small. The interior of Buick Envision Plus has a cockpit design with a stronger sense of envelopment, and center console has a relatively obvious tilt towards driver. Based on actual impression, touch controls for media and navigation systems are quite good. Convenience, in terms of design, interior design of Angkewei Plus is well thought out for driver.
The Envision Plus interior materials are consistent with consistently high level of Buick brand. The center console and interior of door panels, covered with a lot of soft materials, provide driver and passengers with a very pleasant tactile experience, and atmosphere in cabin. The sense of class is well maintained. The leather seats are more precise and delicate in terms of process details Dual hardness foam filling process provides support and wrapping of seats The head and knee space when sitting in front row will also be very spacious. This kind of rear space advantage is very attractive for family users, especially when there are children about whom need to be taken care of while traveling or long distance self-driving tours. and living space" that fully embodies benefits of Envision Plus' "big five locations".
Volkswagen Tiguan L interior design follows trend and brings a large central control screen and LCD instrument panel to car. There are not many problems in terms of communication, practicality is acceptable, but atmosphere in car seems a little lacking, which is largely due to relatively flat common design language style.
There is no doubt about spaciousness of rear seat of Tiguan L. After all, a specially extended rear row, in order to adapt to preferences of Chinese market, allows rear passengers to have considerable legroom. to inherent issues of MQB platform, raised platform in middle of back row is still key to rear passenger experience.
Rejuvenation is main strength of 2023 Honda CR-V, which is also reflected in interior. In terms of interior design, this generation of CR-V has a fairly simple shape, and air conditioning air outlet is very unique, and center console's more symmetrical design Compared with other two models, it will also make visual effect of car more concise and clean.
Although Honda CR-V is a relatively prominent type among compact SUVs, due to body size, actual driving experience is not as spacious as other two midsize SUVs, and CR-V V's rear seatbacks are relatively stiffer and thinner , which will cause some discomfort when traveling long distances.
Different configuration levels
In contrast to previous situation of "buying brands through joint ventures and buying configurations in-house", as current car consumers have increasingly stringent configuration requirements, this has also led to emergence of joint venture brands that have not dominated software and hardware configurations . Gradually increasing their own equipment level in production models, above three SUVs are typical representatives.
In current car-buying environment dominated by young users, Buick Envision Plus comes with a smart car-to-car system that supports CarPlay and Carlife mobile phone interaction, and a media-streaming rear-view mirror that adds a lot of color technological atmosphere in car.
Furthermore, on long-distance and high-speed trips, differences in comfort configuration of three vehicles can be better reflected thanks to active noise reduction system and 5mm double-layer acoustic glass configuration. , During process, quiet operation of Envision Plus is better than other two vehicles. Both wind noise and road noise can be well isolated from outside of car. In addition, car's rear space experience. Therefore, Envision Plus is choice of a family SUV, which is more suitable for long-distance self-driving and city driving.
In addition, difference in power system is also very noticeable when driving. Among them, Ankewei Plus is equipped with 2.0T turbo engine with 48V light hybrid system and 9AT automatic manual transmission, Volkswagen Tiguan L is equipped with classic 2.0T+7DSG dual clutch transmission, and Honda CR-V is equipped with 1.5T+CVT combination.
All powertrains used by three models are "gold products" of brands, but in terms of book parameters, advantages of Angkewei Plus are undoubtedly very obvious.In terms of hardware performance of powertrain, Angkewei Plus Wei Plus is one that is more "willing to pay price" among three models, which also makes Buick Envision Plus even better in terms of driving experience; higher power makes acceleration smoother, and tight 9AT gearbox can not only ensure shifting efficiency when accelerating, but also show smoother and softer driving performance in busy road conditions. In addition, adjustment of Angkewei Plus gimbal chassis also ensures a comfortable and stable journey.
In terms of market impact, three models of Envision Plus, Tiguan L and Honda CR-V are almost on par. - The three most popular SUV models in RMB 250,000 range. These three models have improved in terms of comprehensive product strength compared to previous models, and each of them also expressed their own brand's core positioning and orientation.
So if brand is preferred when choosing a car, all these three cars are car buying products that can't go wrong, but if they are for family SUV buying, goal is comprehensive performance, and I hope whole family can travel If you sit comfortably and ride comfortably, compared to "rules" Tiguan L and "youth" Honda CR-V, "comfort" Buick Envision Plus may be a more practical and reliable car purchase solution.