How to choose a Buick E5 model for a five-seat JV in a pure electric car at 200,000 miles?
The Buick E5 is a new model created by Buick based on Auteneng platform. It is positioned as a purely electric medium-to-large SUV. The price after launch is really very attractive. This is really a surprise in terms of price. for purely electric joint venture brand models, and it has also attracted attention of many consumers. In addition to price point of view, since this is first model of Auteneng platform, performance of E5 itself can also be well received. Interested friends can check out our reviews. Here we will focus on analysis of 5 Buick E5 models released this time, which model to choose so as not to waste money? The result may differ from what you first imagined.
Model review: Exterior design is simple and pleasing, while interior design has a technical feel
The exterior of Buick E5 uses a completely new design language that is significantly different from previous fuel-powered and purely electric vehicles. Buick added a special design to E5. The trapezoidal central grille does not deviate too much. from tradition in form. The use of split headlights makes E5 more technologically advanced, while slim LED daytime running lights and hidden headlights provide a light effect and unify overall design.
Side profile follows standard SUV proportions. The feeling of width and heaviness makes people feel secure. The rear of car is also mostly done in a simple style. The rear light has a through design. The form is quite satisfactory. and meets basic aesthetic requirements. More interesting is shape of high-mounted brake light, echoing logo of new car, and this is a more interesting detail of whole car.
In interior, there is a greater focus on tradition and a much improved sense of technology. The enveloping cockpit is in keeping with Buick's design flair, but it's 30-inch integrated 6K Screen that's also raison d'être of technology in cockpit that appeals most. Heroes of Ascension.
Configuration analysis: configuration differences are not as obvious as expected
There are currently 5 Buick E5 models, four of which are single-engine, front-wheel drive models, and Aivia is only model that uses dual-engine all-wheel drive. Since Aivia model is relatively unique, let's put it aside and analyze a few single-engine models first. There seem to be a lot of 4 configurations, but in fact there are only two configurations, that is, Smart Edition and Premium Edition, and rest is difference in battery life and performance. There is basically no difference in safety equipment and comfort equipment. .
Summarizing, configuration differences between Smart Edition and Premium Edition are mainly concentrated in additional electronic equipment. The obvious difference is that Premium Edition has more radar sensors, 360-degree panoramic images, and more seat adjustments. directions., and large rim sizes. The only drawback of Zhixiang version in terms of equipment is that it is not equipped with an electric tailgate, which affects convenience of daily use.
(18" wheels left, 20" wheels right)
In addition to different battery energy density, standard battery life version and long battery life version also have power differences. The standard battery life version has a higher power reaching 245 horsepower, version is reduced to 204 horsepower, and maximum torque is same as 330Nm, official time of former is 7.6s, and long-term version battery life - 8.6 s. The standard version is equipped with a battery with an energy density of 68.4kWh and a CLTC range of 545km.
Let's talk about all-wheel drive version of Aivia. Being only model equipped with two engines, Aivia all-wheel drive version is most powerful version with a total maximum power of 287 horsepower and a maximum torque of 465 N.m, official 0-100 acceleration time is reduced to 6.7 seconds, and CLTC range is 602 km.
It's downright complete in terms of equipment. In addition to standard equipment of premium version, many trims are unique to all-wheel drive version of Aivia (or can be selected only for this version). A more representative one of them is 14 Bose audio system with three speakers, interior mirror rear view with media streaming, head-up display HUD, etc., and is currently only model that can be equipped with a new generation Super Cruise driving assistance system (additional price of 20,000 yuan).
In addition, Aivia all-wheel drive version also has an exclusive exterior color scheme and Aivia kit, exterior and interior look better, and rims also have an exclusive design that is more sporty.
Model recommendation: Zhixiang Standard Endurance Edition has highest priority and enough budget to recommend Aivia
Smart Enjoy Standard Long Battery Version priced at CNY 208,900 Smart Enjoy Standard Long Battery Version priced at CNY 222,900
Recommendation score: 1 star Recommendation score: 5 stars
As entry-level model in entire series, although Zhixiang Standard Endurance Edition is cheapest model in entire series, it does not have obvious configuration flaws. equipped with induction electric tailgate, comfort configuration. The configuration and security configuration is very comprehensive, nothing like entry-level model. In addition, power and battery life are also important reasons to choose standard battery life version. Compared to long battery life version, electric-only CLTC range of standard battery life version is only 80 km less, but performance has increased significantly. improved.Official acceleration time to 100 kilometers is 1 second faster. So advantage of version with long battery life is not obvious in comparison. There is nothing to say about long-range version. The price difference of 14000 in exchange for 80 km endurance is not very worth it. Coupled with performance drop, if there is no demand for long-distance cars, it is really difficult to satisfy daily charge, otherwise choosing standard version of endurance is quite enough.
Price of Zhenxiang Standard Battery Version: RMB 225,900 Price of Zhenxiang Long Battery Version: RMB 239,900
Recommended Score: 2 Stars Recommended Score: 1 Star
The Zhenxiang Standard Endurance Edition configuration does not reflect gap that should be due to 17,000 RMB price difference. The only available configuration is a power tailgate and 20-inch wheels. Preference, otherwise initial version. is more worthy of choice than smart version. The Zhenxiang long life version is same as Zhixiang version. 14,000 yuan can only increase the battery life by 80 km, which is not worth recommending at all.
Aivia all-wheel drive price: 278,900 yuan
Recommendation score: 4 stars
Aivia's 4x4 version is 39,000 yuan more expensive than Zhenxiang's long battery life version, but it's still worth considering. All wheel drive vehicle. The exterior and interior are more textured than other models thanks to addition of Aivia exclusive accessories, and configuration is most complete, which is strongest embodiment of strength of E5 product.
By analyzing configuration of Buick E5, it is not difficult to see that Buick E5 is quite sincere in configuration, especially entry-level model, which is not only there to lower threshold of model, this is our recommendation. this time tallest model. All-round performance in every aspect, Buick E5, as Buick's first model on Altec platform, can achieve a balance in configuration and performance at an attractive price that was unexpected at beginning. With a budget at start of 200,000, if you're looking to go for a new mid-to-large power SUV, there aren't really many options on market at moment, and even fewer options for joint venture models, which also raises priority of buying a hidden Buick E5. If some configurations can be optimized in future to make differences between different configurations more obvious, I believe more consumers will agree.