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Patriot, Duster, Niva: big test on our own roads

Experts “Behind the wheel” went off-road in the Outback with the eternal question: whose full drive cooler. Along the way, found out what is more pleasant to cut the asphalt.Yuriy Timkin “Behind the wheel”

— Actually, here nearby there is a bridge over the Creek, but I prefer to force her into the car, smiles our former colleague Alexander Krapivin.

Sasha always fanatel from offroading rides, only now it is not a job, but a vital necessity. Three years ago, the Nettles, as we cry, left the editorial staff moved to Tula the remote and started the farm. Things slowly went up the hill — Sasha bought a brand new Lada 4×4 orange color. Why her? Yes, just nothing else here to drive! Or is it possible?

Let the anti-family three-door “orange” will be out of the contest, we will deal with more practical and the most affordable SUVs in the Russian market is the Duster, Chevrolet Niva Patriot. In less than a year all three were updated. On what better to cut through the asphalt and some will cope better with dirt Tula?

In fact, there is a bridge over the Creek, but I prefer to force her into the car.In fact, there is a bridge over the Creek, but I prefer to force her into the car.

What’s new?

The years go by and the off “led” as before: let the clutch out, the second with the characteristic crunch clinging to each other the gears in the transmission — and only then the machine begins to run. Of course, if it can be called a run: after adaptation of the engine under Euro‑5 speed Chevrolet Niva dials per hour on a teaspoon. And if the car is five Yes, the trunk Packed to capacity, acceleration is quite sad. On the hilly parts of the highway have to be dumped not that the fourth — to third. So we went and on the Field the ancestor thirty years ago, was dropped from fourth to second.

Friction losses in the drivetrain is enormous: let go of the pedal and the car slows down like it’s electric in the recovery mode. Only all the energy in the wind. In the Parking lot “Chevy” you can never put on the handbrake — what’s the point if it is not rolling?

These instruments are descended from Vazov 1990‑ies.These instruments are descended from Vazov 1990‑ies.

Multimediasystem — on Windows CE 6.0 with built-in Navitel Navigator. The interface is intuitive, the response to clicking the fastest.Multimediasystem — on Windows CE 6.0 with built-in Navitel Navigator. The interface is intuitive, the response to clicking the fastest.

Multimedica is attached to the front panel with screws, and it adds to the interior aesthetics.Multimedica is attached to the front panel with screws, and it adds to the interior aesthetics.

The interior is outdated forever, and light strokes it is not correct. And the fact that the car 2019 release the steering column is not adjustable unthinkable. On this panel — redundant multimedia button. Plus a USB connector and a slot for SD card. Two transmission control lever — yesterday. But even more depressing is the fact that they limp revolve around its axis.The interior is outdated forever, and light strokes it is not correct. And the fact that the car 2019 release the steering column is not adjustable unthinkable. On this panel — redundant multimedia button. Plus a USB connector and a slot for SD card. Two transmission control lever — yesterday. But even more depressing is the fact that they limp revolve around its axis.

The hood and engine shield is now better soundproof, but the main problem is not overcome — the engine is sorely lacking power.The hood and engine shield is now better soundproof, but the main problem is not overcome — the engine is sorely lacking power.

But Niva surprised with the excellent sound insulation. Thanks to a thicker “coat” on the engine shield, the hood, door and ceiling panels, and plugs in many technological holes, the cabin is now quiet as the factory at lunchtime. So effective chumki neither the Duster nor the Patriot.

And still the main acquisition “snowy” — bolted to the center console with screws multimedia system with seven-inch touch screen (instead of before him stood a simple odnodnevka radio). Looks not so elegant, but the functionality is no problem: the Navigator (Navitel with maps), Bluetooth, USB and SD connectors, rear view camera with a bright picture — more and does not want. Most interesting is that this multimedia dealers are willing to add to previously purchased machines. Price burns — 50 000 rubles. I think the demand for the service will be almost zero. “She’s nowhere,” laughs Nettle.

Seat is the best in the top three. Great profile, adjusted the stiffness of the gasket — do not get tired even after long hours of travel. On the driver’s door — only two buttons Windows. The back is a simple “paddle”.Seat is the best in the top three. Great profile, adjusted the stiffness of the gasket — do not get tired even after long hours of travel. On the driver’s door — only two buttons Windows. The back is a simple “paddle”.

The second row very close: the three of us can sit down.The second row very close: the three of us can sit down.

An interesting innovation is the folding armrest. Turned — and here’s an impromptu bedside table.An interesting innovation is the folding armrest. Turned — and here’s an impromptu bedside table.

USB port between the front seats in “snipe” appeared last year.USB port between the front seats in “snipe” appeared last year.

From what appeared on “snipe” in recent years, it is necessary to note extremely comfortable seats and entertaining center armrest: folding it backwards, the rear passengers get a stand with Cup holders. And it is important that the standard equipment includes two front airbags.

Through multiple upgrades of the current Niva is much easier and more enjoyable one that got on the conveyor seventeen years ago. But still flaws in it like seeds in watermelon. Why are levers of the transmission spinning around its axis? Why is the fan at the first speed creates a buzz that “go on increasing” has no desire? And how can in our days be dispensed without adjustment of the steering column?

To devices no complaints. The trip computer knows too little. At least, data about the fuel consumption he should not gloss over. Shy?To devices no complaints. The trip computer knows too little. At least, data about the fuel consumption he should not gloss over. Shy?

Spare wheel covers almost a third image from the rear camera.Spare wheel covers almost a third image from the rear camera.

UAZ — with climate control and the competitors may be the only conditioning.UAZ — with climate control and the competitors may be the only conditioning.

Most air — Patriot. And integration of rich, there’s even a heated steering wheel.Most air — Patriot. And integration of rich, there’s even a heated steering wheel.

The frequency of upgrades UAZ Patriot is not inferior to “snipe” — here last autumn, and it has been updated. Serious renovation machined chassis. Recalibrated shock absorbers front and rear, diameter of the stabilizer bar is reduced from 21 to 18 mm, and is trehlistnyj rear springs used dvuhmetrovye (their hardness reduced by 6%). Solid front axle got open knuckles — they radius of turn decreased by 0.93 meters!

There is progress in terms of manageability: Patriot no longer requires a direct taxiings in the corners there’s no stability. Of course, to the crossovers to him as the moon, but compared to before obvious progress.

The seats are characterized by high rigidity and widely spaced cushion side bolsters of the backrest.The seats are characterized by high rigidity and widely spaced cushion side bolsters of the backrest.

Behind the Royal space. Patriot — the best option for travel with a big company.Behind the Royal space. Patriot — the best option for travel with a big company.

Heated rear number — only in the Patriot.Heated rear number — only in the Patriot.

For connection of a full drive and pangani meets the washer, and optional (39 000 rubles) locking rear differential is activated by the button.For connection of a full drive and pangani meets the washer, and optional (39 000 rubles) locking rear differential is activated by the button.

Special thanks for the upgraded engine. Before the motor gave out modest to large Ramnicu 135 HP and 218 N·m, now a different scenario: 150 forces and 235 N·m peak thrust And Zavolzhsky aspirated out at 2650 rpm instead of 3900 rpm. As a consequence, strong acceleration at low speed. Moreover, the Patriot act now allows: from “snowy” he’s leaving, as from the standing. Only postavi clicking the lever mechanics.

Box is also upgraded: the transmission included more precisely, the stroke of the lever decreased. Lever itself is now a composite with an intermediate damper, designed to reduce vibration. Called-he called, only they have not gone anywhere! Reconciled. UAZ without the vibrations is like the guys from ZZ Top without a beard.

In the French tradition the digitization of the speedometer — odd.In the French tradition the digitization of the speedometer — odd.

Multimedica now able to interact with smartphones through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.Multimedica now able to interact with smartphones through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Control unit “music” attached to the steering column. Get used to it quickly.Control unit “music” attached to the steering column. Get used to it quickly.

Interior Renault unassumingly. From “cars” subconsciously expect more.Interior Renault unassumingly. From “cars” subconsciously expect more.

In the cabin of the Patriot only one innovation — the handles on the roof rack. Everything else is the same bunch of pros and cons. In the asset (as in advertising) prostorima! The equipment is good, take the climate control and heated steering wheel. And good ergonomics. On the liabilities side — a bunch of annoying flaws. As well as you can spare to block the review of the rear view camera? And who thought to put the tail with USB connector in the glove box? I was impatient to go to listen to a favorite track: opened the cover, found the wire with the socket, tried to insert the stick with one hand — there it was! Cursing, stopped, and finally did it. The author of this scheme or with three arms or a masochist.

Gasarowski seats sorely lacking length cushion. And adjustment of a lumbar emphasis would not hurt.Gasarowski seats sorely lacking length cushion. And adjustment of a lumbar emphasis would not hurt.

The back is noticeably larger than “snipe”, but the Patriot is still far.The back is noticeably larger than “snipe”, but the Patriot is still far.

Offering rear passengers — 12‑volt socket and a deep Cup holder.Offering rear passengers — 12‑volt socket and a deep Cup holder.

For the management of four-wheel drive transmission meets the easy washer.For the management of four-wheel drive transmission meets the easy washer.

Amid the Cornfields and Patriot Duster is seen as a little more important. He or rather the wheel, higher stability in corners, the S‑shaped ligaments on it much easier. Vibration the least. Noise leadership could also be for a Duster, but our machine is equipped with “toothy” BFGoodrich off-road tires that are on the trunk speeds are buzzing like a power substation. But the sound of the engine muffled. At the speed of 100 km/h the tachometer needle freezes at 2500 rpm, and in the Field, and Patriot — three thousand. That’s what the six steps in the box! Uazu this is not exactly hurt. Chevrolet and the “extra” step will not pull motor is “small”.

Unlike today’s rivals, the Duster is updated only at the level of nuances. There was a beautiful steering wheel with a fat rim. The heated windscreen is now activated by separate button. And multimedia will connect with smartphones using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Not bad, but would like more. I wouldn’t mind the bigger exterior mirrors, seats with a long pillow from Capture and adjustment steering on the flight. But no.

The river fleet

The river here is not very deep. If you follow my lead, the tractor run is not necessary.

After half a minute of Lada 4×4 was on the opposite side of the Creek. Come on, Patriot!

A piece of cake! Even the front axle had to connect. So, consider, rinsed dusty bridges.

Driving the Duster at first I was cautious, but he’s not a sissy. Quietly goes to the second and even in third gear without trying to stall.

But the “led” upset. No, she is not stalled, but stunted motor again made itself felt: it is necessary to switch to second, the revs fall so that you have to stick the first.But Lada 4 × 4 here flashed like mad! And only Chevrolet was leaking after the first check under the mats zahljupalo water.

Suspension movement is solid, but if the wheels come off the ground, Chevrolet helplessly stand — center lock will not help.Suspension movement is solid, but if the wheels come off the ground, Chevrolet helplessly stand — center lock will not help.

At the Ford “led” is confident, but as confident and gaining in the beauty of the water.At the Ford “led” is confident, but as confident and gaining in the beauty of the water.

Because of the stunted motor Niva can climb uphill only in first gear and low range in razdatki.Because of the stunted motor Niva can climb uphill only in first gear and low range in razdatki.

Amazing: on the street roast the sun, and in shady Scilla next to krapivinskiy the house a mess. Sasha’s Lada here in his element. Crawl mucky with confidence Gerridae, no hint of getting stuck. Chevrolet Niva is also no slouch: sneaks in blurred lines with commendable perseverance and confidence. Half of the success “led” owes tyres Cordiant All-Terrain, which in the mud paddling like hell.

For Duster is no less “evil” BFGoodrich tires is largely thanks to them, the Renault is in the tracks of the “nivoi”, without giving a reason to doubt his abilities.

Very appropriate in the dirt and tractor first gear, partially replacing panjika. But early rejoiced: there was a need to take back and effect pangani gone, because reverse gear ratio is quite a cars. Had to play with the clutch, but it burn for long. Anyway, on a serious off-road dual — need thing.

Suspension travel at the Patriot’s biggest. When you are lifting a wheel activated electronic imitation of blocking and UAZ to get out. During our test the rear lock was not required never.Suspension travel at the Patriot’s biggest. When you are lifting a wheel activated electronic imitation of blocking and UAZ to get out. During our test the rear lock was not required never.

Patriot water treatment is not afraid. He would do a surface dive a little deeper!Patriot water treatment is not afraid. He would do a surface dive a little deeper!

In a 37 percent rise in the Patriot goes in. With the same engine such glibness was not even close.In a 37 percent rise in the Patriot goes in. With the same engine such glibness was not even close.

Patriot? Managed to amuse and disappoint. On the one hand, old-fashioned chassis allows not sentimental, unceremoniously to cross rut on the knee and bravely straddle the wheels on the impressive rocks. But he’s shod in tires with almost road profile. On the soil they instantly zamylivaetsya, so that the mud is better not to stop, or immediately spin.

And so it happened: Patriot sat down. Well, nothing, Sasha on the Lada pulled it at times. And yet to reduce Patriot’s permeability will not: off-road tyres, this confusion would not have happened.

— I saw a nice ditch. You can raskrasit machine in diagonal display, along with the suspensions during check – conspiratorial smiles Krapivin.

Go! Has not passed also minutes, as his Lada posted right rear, which spun helplessly. Machine froze — mikolasko lock not. Nettle is not confused — he’s out of his “oranges” and, almost pushing her back “hook”. Jumped behind the wheel and as if nothing had happened drove on. The magician!

For Duster diagonal hanging — not an obstacle. Electronic imitation of cross-axle lock is working sensibly.For Duster diagonal hanging — not an obstacle. Electronic imitation of cross-axle lock is working sensibly.

Duster dusty not only cheerfully, but do not succumb to water hazards.Duster dusty not only cheerfully, but do not succumb to water hazards.

“Bagged” the rise of the Duster effortlessly overcomes — in second gear without acceleration.”Bagged” the rise of the Duster effortlessly overcomes — in second gear without acceleration.

With Chevrolet, this room was not affected by the extra two ton mass. To push the car with diagonally manually did not work, had to roll back. But, in fairness, the suspension stroke in the Fields, very decent.

The real champion of the “diagonal” became the UAZ to get out of the ditch without detachment of wheels from the earth. To check how a Patriot behaves during diagonal display, I had to arrange a re-run in a very twisted ditch. And he’s not the devil’s brother! As soon as the UAZ raised “paw”, ESP faked the lock, and he as if nothing had happened drove on.

Duster is also not overawed by the ditch, but the Patriot him away. And all because of the suspension travel in crossovered modest and hanging out is very fast.

For dessert — hundred-meter ground elevation with a slope of 37 %. “Orange” Nettles flies on it in second gear without preliminary acceleration, but the supply of traction under pedal is virtually nonexistent.

In the mud you have to spin the engine to go vnatyag does not work.In the mud you have to spin the engine to go vnatyag does not work.

Off-road for UAZ — the house native. I only wish the tires instantly zamylivaetsya in the mud.Off-road for UAZ — the house native. I only wish the tires instantly zamylivaetsya in the mud.

BFGoodrich tires transform the Duster in excellent all-terrain vehicle, which transcend even the eroded topsoil.BFGoodrich tires transform the Duster in excellent all-terrain vehicle, which transcend even the eroded topsoil.

Patriot stock is more than enough! He quietly makes climbing even without podgotovki. Want to accelerate? No problem! Just add gas and UAZ without hesitation gaining momentum. New engine Pro series is really good.

The duster hill surrendered without too much straining, except that the speed need to keep higher bottom laid by, and not as solid as Patriot.

UAZ has stalled because of an error of the driver, who slowed to a blurred track. But if that happens due to unforeseen circumstances (all of a sudden stump on the road?), chance to get yourself on this “asphalt” tire no.UAZ has stalled because of an error of the driver, who slowed to a blurred track. But if that happens due to unforeseen circumstances (all of a sudden stump on the road?), chance to get yourself on this “asphalt” tire no.

Hard to do without a vehicle-ATV, if you live in a rural area. Sasha Krapivin, stopped his choice on the Lada 4×4.Hard to do without a vehicle-ATV, if you live in a rural area. Sasha Krapivin, stopped his choice on the Lada 4×4.

“Led” once again disappointed. On the second pass she did not get to the third slide! Tuck the first — and again with little traction. Only after the transition to the low number of Chevrolet barely climbed to the top. Total heart failure!

After this fiasco my location to “snipe” could not return even excellent smoothness: even on a washboard, she is in the cabin remains commendable comfort. No worse to cope with pits and UAZ. But Renault is shaking the steering wheel vibrates and the front panel, so Willy-nilly dropping speed.

The Luggage compartment volume of 320 liters? Strong handyman nowhere to turn.The Luggage compartment volume of 320 liters? Strong handyman nowhere to turn.

Here 650 liters of volume. Twice more than “snipe”!Here 650 liters of volume. Twice more than “snipe”!

Have all-wheel drive Duster in the trunk less than the front-wheel drive: vs 408 475 L. Have all-wheel drive Duster in the trunk less than the front-wheel drive: vs 408 475 L.

Plenty of plans

Patriot acquired automatic transmission — first Ulyanovsk car on the machine! And may reappear diesel Patriots.

In the first half of 2020 will find an updated “snevo”. According to our data, it receives a redesigned interior and even modified body panels. Technology is nothing fundamentally new can not be expected, although the installation of a 1.8‑liter engine VAZ suggests.

A year and a half in Russia will be the Duster of the second generation. Outside it’s almost indistinguishable from the present, while all exterior body panels are different and the cabin where the sturdy spirit of the budget it is not so obvious. An important innovation will be the abandonment of hadracha in favor of electric power steering, steering wheel will be adjusted and reach (now only tilt). About the motors until there is clarity. Most likely, the gamma will be the same as that of the Arcana. The base will be a 1.6‑litre petrol aspirated, and for a fee will offer a 1.3‑liter turbo.

Last fall, the Patriot got the upgraded rear suspension — with dvuhsistemnymi springs and thinner sway bar. Still the corrosion resistance improved: the car less than a year, and chassis parts have rusted.Last fall, the Patriot got the upgraded rear suspension — with dvuhsistemnymi springs and thinner sway bar. Still the corrosion resistance improved: the car less than a year, and chassis parts have rusted.

Test Duster is equipped with Protect package, which implies additional protection for gearbox and fuel tank.Test Duster is equipped with Protect package, which implies additional protection for gearbox and fuel tank.

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Yuriy Timkin: “I liked Duster, combining decent maneuverability and passenger handling. Niva — outdated and slow, not even tempted by the low price. Patriot, as before, is the king of dirt!”Yuriy Timkin: “I liked Duster, combining decent maneuverability and passenger handling. Niva — outdated and slow, not even tempted by the low price. Patriot, as before, is the king of dirt!”

Well, what would you say Nettle?

— I like all the “orange”.

Yes, short and nimble Lada 4×4 along with Tula the disorder. And these places we have the whole country. Because the timeless classics are still buying well. And it is fit to come from the 1970s, three doors and a conventional trunk. Car is a great lover. For the family? Is not an option.

Her half-sister Chevrolet Niva is also not present. It is cramped, with outdated design and modest equipment. But the main problem — the feeble engine, which is only enough for the turtle pace. How can you not remember Viktor Tsoi: “You must be strong, otherwise why would you be?” An example to follow is: look how cheered the Patriot after the increase of power and torque from the former cjelosti not gone.

UAZ Patriot rough and uncouth on the pavement, and level of noise reduction, despite numerous upgrades, far from the automobile standards. Nothing Ulyanovsk advertise a Patriot as a car to the city. But if you need transport for the rigors of off-road UAZ is in the short list is one of the top places.

Renault Duster? He’s pale, spoke only very broken part. And the “asphalt” habits clearly the better team.

If you do not want to participate in trophy-raids, Renault will be the most reasonable choice.

Kar-index takes into account operating costs on a mileage 70 000 km registration fee and vehicle inspection, vehicle tax, cost of insurance, fuel and routine maintenance, as well as the loss when reselling the car.

CHEVROLET NIVA

UAZ PATRIOT

RENAULT DUSTER


Of 11.03

13,26

10,30

DATA PRODUCERS

CHEVROLET NIVA

RENAULT DUSTER

UAZ PATRIOT

Weight / total weight

1485 / 1860 kg

1395 / 1870 kg

2125 / 2650 kg

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

n. d.

10,3 with

n. d.

Maximum speed

140 km/h

180 km/h

150 km/h

Fuel / fuel reserve

AI-92, AI-95 / 58 l

AI-95 / 50 l

AI-92, AI-95 / 68 l

Fuel consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle

13,2 / 8,4 / 10,2 l / 100 km

10,1 / 6,5 / 7,8 l / 100 km

14,0 / 11,5/. n. d. l / 100 km

ENGINE

Type

petrol

petrol

petrol

Configuration / number of valves

R4 / 8

R4 / 16

R4 / 16

The working volume

1690 cm3

1998 cm3

2693 cm3

Power

59 kW / 80 HP at 6000 rpm

105 kW / 143 HP at 5750 Rev/min.

110 kW / 150 HP at 5500 rpm

Torque

127 N·m at 4000 rpm

195 N·m at 4000 rpm

235 nm at 2650 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Drive type

full

full

full

Transmission

M5

M6

M5

Gear ratio: I / II / III / IV / V / VI / z.x.

3,67 / 2,10 / 1,36 / 1,00 / 0,82 / — / 3,53

4,45 / 2,59 / 1,69 / 1,17 / 0,87 / 0,87 / 4,48

4,16 / 2,27 / 1,43 / 1,00 / 0,88 / — / 3,83

Main gear

3,9

n. d.

4,11

SUSPENSION

Suspension: front / rear

independent, spring, double wishbone / dependent, spring

independent, McPherson independent, multi-link

dependent, spring / dependent, spring

Steering

screw-ball nut, with Gur

rack and pinion, with AGUR

screw-ball nut, with Gur

Brakes: front / rear

disc / drum

disc vented / drum

disc vented / drum

Tires

215/65 R16

215/65 R16

245/60 R18


The parameters of the GEOMETRIC CROSS (measurements ZR)

CHEVROLET NIVA

RENAULT DUSTER

UAZ PATRIOT

Clearance

a

205 mm

205 mm

210 mm

b

250 mm

215 mm

300 mm

c

220 mm

240 mm

220 mm

Angle

α

33,0°

30,0°

38,0°

β

37,7°

35,0°

31,0°

γ

23,0°

18,0°

24,5°

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