More recently, budget cars fully lived up to their name, being simple, and in some ways even utilitarian cars. They weren't considered too comfortable, pretty, or fast. Their main advantages were reliability, unpretentiousness and efficiency. However, times change and characteristics too. True, the prices for "budget" cars are now not budget at all. Well, these are the rules of the market. Let's take them and see which inexpensive crossovers by modern standards will not disappoint the owner with their dynamics.
1. Renault Duster
Let's start with something really budgetary. The crossover from the French brand was originally designed as a car for emerging markets. Hence the cost, which starts at 696,000 rubles. Thumbs up for a crossover? True, it will be a front-wheel drive car with a weak 114 hp gasoline engine. For 962,990 rubles, which is also quite budgetary, you can get an all-wheel drive crossover with a two-liter petrol engine with 143 hp and a 6-speed "mechanics". According to the passport, such a machine should change the first hundred in 10.2 seconds. In fact, she copes with this exercise in an honest 11 seconds, which is also quite worthy for the money.
2. Renault Arkana
Let's not stray far from the Renault brand, because the French have prepared another interesting and unexpected proposal. Budget coupe-crossover - how do you like that? If "Duster" was originally planned as a simple and reliable crossover for a family, then Renault marketers decided to add the words "stylish" and "youth" to the description of Arkana. Well, he looks really unusual and even defiant. At the same time, the prices for it are very attractive - the base starts at 999,000 rubles for a front-wheel drive modification with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. For 1,229,900 rubles, you can already buy a car with a 1.3-liter turbo engine with 150 hp, a variator and front-wheel drive. Such a car exchanges the first hundred in quite a decent 10.2 seconds.
One of the first crossovers is considered to be the AMC Eagle, which was produced from 1979 to 1987. It had a body from the AMC Concord passenger car, increased ground clearance and an all-wheel drive Select Drive transmission, which automatically redistributed tractive effort between the front and rear axles. The AMC Eagle was the first car to be positioned as an alternative to both a passenger car and a full-fledged SUV, with the advantages of both. However, he did not gain much popularity.
3. Nissan Qashqai
The long-liver of the domestic market - today the second generation of the model is being produced. Even a basic car costing from 1,290,000 rubles shows acceptable dynamics in 10.9 seconds to hundreds. Well, the fastest version of the car costs 1,499,000 rubles and is equipped with a 144 hp two-liter petrol engine and a six-speed manual transmission. This version accelerates to 100 km / h in 9.9 seconds.
4. Peugeot 2008
The smallest crossover in the model range of the French brand, it is also the most affordable - the price for a single version of the car starts at 1,499,000 rubles. This car is equipped with a modest 1.2-liter 110 hp engine and a 6-speed automatic and accelerates to 100 km / h in 11 seconds, which is not fast, but not slow either. This, combined with its cute looks, makes it an attractive car for ladies.
5. Suzuki vitara
Another old-timer of the domestic market, but with a new engine. Now under the hood of the good old Suzuki Vitara lives a new-fashioned 1.4-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 140 hp. It is in a coupe with a six-speed "automatic" and provides the Japanese crossover with dynamics in 9.5 seconds to "hundreds". Such a car costs from 1,629,000 rubles.
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