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How would the crossovers: test Renault Logan and Sandero Stepway Stepway

Sedan had some “off-road” version, but the hatchback has undergone restyling. The main news, in addition to the continuously variable transmission, the car remained indestructible kings of the broken roads.Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

Sandero Stepway is the first generation appeared already ten years ago in Brazil. But he came only in 2011. had to take a before! “Step” has gained immense popularity and pushed into the background the ordinary Sandero. Now vengeance is the car of the second generation, the share of the Stepway version exceeded 80%.

Competitors quickly realized what was happening. Your cross is a hatchback came from Kia. A Lada broke the whole parade X versions. On the background of the current Sandero Stepway faded. The French responded with a shot from two trunks has prepared a restyling of the Stepway version of Sandero and rolled out a brand new cross-Stepway Logan sedan.

Hunchback new generation will fix it. The interior still exudes a budget vibe. New steering wheel is nice and beautiful, but is adjustable only for tilt. The selector for the CVT doesn’t have a lever machine. But what a difference in ride!Hunchback new generation will fix it. The interior still exudes a budget vibe. New steering wheel is nice and beautiful, but is adjustable only for tilt. The selector for the CVT doesn’t have a lever machine. But what a difference in ride!

The abundance of small “strokes” on the devices, unfortunately, does not facilitate the perception of information. A traditional “French” odd digitization requires some privykayu.The abundance of small “strokes” on the devices, unfortunately, does not facilitate the perception of information. A traditional “French” odd digitization requires some privykayu.

MediaNav sat NAV with seven-inch screen is ready to work with the online maps, download and to track traffic in real-time.MediaNav sat NAV with seven-inch screen is ready to work with the online maps, download and to track traffic in real-time.

The top multimedia system MediaNav appeared nice addition is the ability to pick up a smartphone with apps for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.The top multimedia system MediaNav appeared nice addition is the ability to pick up a smartphone with apps for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Optical illusion

Off-road sedans made by the same recipe as the hatchback. Increased from 170 to 195 mm ground clearance, off-road kit of unpainted plastic and the wheels are larger.

From the face of the hatchback and the sedan — as a blueprint. Fresh touches can be counted on the fingers: an updated bumper, optics, grille. Inside with my eyes closed I know Logan! The same materials, the same shapeless seat. But new steering wheel is stylish and comfortable. With the hope of pulling the lever adjustment and try to pull the wheel itself. Not moving. No, not in this life, Logan will appear to adjust hight.

The most powerful engine in the lineup — Nissan HR16, developing 113 HP Even the CVT does not prevent him to disperse Stepway very vigorously.The most powerful engine in the lineup — Nissan HR16, developing 113 HP Even the CVT does not prevent him to disperse Stepway very vigorously.

Main news — under the hood, and it’s not about motors. It is still three atmosfernika 1.6 litres: 82‑strong (eight valves), 102‑HP (16 valves) and Nissan 113‑strong. The first is joined exclusively with a five-speed mechanics. Second — with the old four-speed automatic. And the most powerful from now on, there is an alternative mechanics — CVT! The family of Logan/Sandero was high time “to pour a belt”, if normal machine left there.

Versions with the CVT are referred to as City, and they have other differences. For example, clearance by 20 mm smaller than the same Stafeev with the mechanics or machine. Dubious decision, although for the city, ground clearance is more than adequate. To distinguish City is easy via the black outer mirrors, the inscriptions on the pillars and the original wheel discs.

— It’s not the drives, and caps.

Can’t be! Sat down, touched: the rights of an engineer — do the caps! Well done, can not be distinguished.

The threshold of the trunk Sandero as the internal side of the door, still a little short on the finish. In the opening it is not — the word “all”.The threshold of the trunk Sandero as the internal side of the door, still a little short on the finish. In the opening it is not — the word “all”.

Dubstep

Exactly a year ago we had a comparative test involving another previous cross-hatch Sandero Stepway. And I remember like it with the 113‑horsepower engine and five-speed mechanics fervently went from 122‑horsepower and 123 Vesta‑strong Rio X-Line. Do you still retain the enthusiasm with the transition from the “handle” to the CVT?

A bunch of the engine and the CVT is very nice. CVT X‑tronic quickly change the gear ratio, without forcing the engine to roar at high rpm. Those who are accustomed to the hydro-mechanical machines will appreciate the D‑step: the maximum acceleration the CVT simulates gear switching virtual. Practical use zero, but the ears this magic pleasant. Can not manually switch six fixed quasistate.

From the face of the hatchback and the sedan — as a blueprint. The main news is under the hood.From the face of the hatchback and the sedan — as a blueprint. The main news is under the hood.

Another nice feature stepless Logan and Sandero — steering with electric pump instead of belt. So economical. But the handling is not affected — the machine is still not spoil nor instantaneous reactions to steering, no love for quick turns (this applies to all vehicles on the platform B0). Logan and Sandero are not hazardous, but reliable and clear — at least, if not to bring the case to limit the situations when the demons come out. Once the tires begin to “swim” occurs early and outright demolition of the front axle, laced with large rolls. As they say, better not to bring.

Cars with a CVT ground clearance by 20 mm smaller than the same Stafeev with the mechanics or machine. For this reason, the CVT will not appear on a conventional Mine, or the clearance of them will be quite small.Cars with a CVT ground clearance by 20 mm smaller than the same Stafeev with the mechanics or machine. For this reason, the CVT will not appear on a conventional Mine, or the clearance of them will be quite small.

Plenty of trains on the City-Steveah, I sat in the car with 102‑horsepower engine K4M and old as the beard of a mammoth, a four-speed automatic DP2, once the index bore DP0. After 113 forces and CVT is a disappointment. Acceleration infinitely sluggish. The machine and its long late shifts pulls the car during the French revolution.

And again. All vehicles are now put improved insulation, which has a positive impact on the acoustic background. But the main virtue is the optimal suspension suspension. And it is good that the shocks and vibrations that have become the hallmark of the entire family of W0, with the advent of power steering has almost disappeared. Sandero and Logan are the same indestructible kings of the broken roads.

Stepless success

The family of Logan/Sandero was high time “to pour a belt”, if normal machine are no concern.The family of Logan/Sandero was high time “to pour a belt”, if normal machine are no concern.

Neither Logan or Sandero has never caused me deep feelings. Good utilitarian vehicle for your money — nothing more. Buyers also do not favor a Frank public sector. It is not surprising that the regular Sandero hatch long ago capitulated to the off-road and more prestigious version of the Stepway.

I am sure that Stepway and new Logan will be a success, especially with the advent of the CVT. Of course, 800 thousand, which in the best case, will have to fork over Stepway City, is the sum. But the reality is that alternatives Stepway with automatic transmission, we simply do not. Except that Vesta with a robot AMT. By the way, after Stafeev we are waiting for another overdue step — variable on the Odds. And it is not just a fire — it will be a bomb.

+ CVT with a 113‑horsepower engine — excellent Duo for their money

— The smell of savings is felt even with a stuffy nose

Renault Sandero Stepway / Logan Stepway

1.6 (82 HP)

1.6 (102 HP)

1.6 (113 HP)

Length / width / height / base

4083 (4368)* / 1757 (1761) / 1624 (1571) / 2589 (2634) mm

Luggage capacity (VDA)

320 (510) l

Weight / total weight

1074 (1077) / 1540 (1545) kg

1149 (1148) / 1640 (1600) kg

1228 (1154) / 1582 (1611) kg

Engine

diesel, R4, 16 valve 1598 cm3; 60.5 kW/82 HP at 5000 rpm and 134 nm at 2800 rpm

diesel, R4, 16 valve 1598 cm3; 75 kW/102 HP at 5750 Rev/min 145 nm at 3750 rpm

diesel, R4, 16 valve 1598 cm3; 83 kW/113 HP at 5500 rpm and 152 N·m at 4000 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

13,8 (13,9)

12,0 with

11,9 (12,1)

Maximum speed

160 km/h

165 km/h

170 km/h

Fuel / fuel reserve

AI-92 / 50 l

AI-92 / 50 l

AI-95 / 50 l

Fuel consumption: combined cycle

7,4 l / 100 km

8,3 (8,4), l / 100 km

6,7 l / 100 km

Transmission

front-wheel drive; M5

front-wheel drive, the A4

front-wheel drive; CVT

* In parentheses are data for Renault Stepway Logan.

How would the crossovers: test Renault Logan and Sandero Stepway Stepway

  • The optimum size of avtoboks for Logan Stepway and Sandero Stepway — from 160 to 180 cm, and the color and functionality, the better to choose individually based on budget and preferences.

Photo: Alexander Vinogradov and Renault

How would the crossovers: test Renault Logan and Sandero Stepway Stepway

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