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Toyota Prius, DS 4 Crossback Mini Cooper: who would eat less?

So if a new economical hybrid Prius, the fourth generation, as stated in the Toyota, — that is the question! To assess the efficiency of the Prius in real world conditions has helped us two cars with traditional power plants — DS 4 Crossback with diesel-maloezhka and Mini Cooper with three-cylinder gasoline turbo engine. How they are hungry hybrid Prius, and if hungry at all?

I decided that your going to get. If after a stroll in the endless traffic jams, the trip computer of the Prius shows consumption of less than four and a half liters per hundred, at even a leisurely ride on the night Moscow ring I will be able to go to the passport three liters!

As to the spirit: saved struggling. Chose the Eco mode. Stood in the slowest number on the ring road. Barely pressing on the pedal, supported by a modest 80 km/h, staring at the graphic accelerometer on the instrument panel. Several times even going outside the wagon, trying to stay in the slipstream. But the problem is that rare truckers go on night ring at the pace of a 90 year old woman. And when going after the trucks began to honk, I freaked out! Moved to Normal, accelerated to 100 km/h and finished the 108‑kilometer circle in this rhythm — natural and adequate for others.

When the Prius stopped at the same gas station from which he started just over an hour ago, the trip computer showed an unexpected result: 4.3 l/100 km, which Is only ten less that my Toyota was brought in from the most grueling of the Moscow traffic jams! Is a hybrid power plant operates as effectively and a modest urban consumption — for the most part the merit of regenerative braking?

Everything is relative. To evaluate the efficiency of a Prius in real conditions will help us two very economical car with traditional power plants — DS 4 Crossback with diesel-maloezhka (1.6 l, 120 HP) and Mini Cooper with three-cylinder gasoline turbo engine (1.5 liter, 136 HP). How they are hungry hybrid Prius, and if hungry at all? Throughout the week, we persistently sought the answer to this question.

On the way to Russia, the Prius got the heavy duty suspension: different springs and dampers, increased to 150 mm ground clearance. Ride crazy, and the handling is not bad. Note the hubcaps, put on top of the alloy wheels for better aerodynamics. The total output hybrid power plant — a total of 122 HP and the CVT moves to the active drive. The Prius is not fast, but the dynamics enough to not feel like an outsider.On the way to Russia, the Prius got the heavy duty suspension: different springs and dampers, increased to 150 mm ground clearance. Ride crazy, and the handling is not bad. Note the hubcaps, put on top of the alloy wheels for better aerodynamics. The total output hybrid power plant — a total of 122 HP and the CVT moves to the active drive. The Prius is not fast, but the dynamics enough to not feel like an outsider.

Toyota Prius

The world’s first mass hybrid got on the conveyor in 1997 and the first three years were only sold in Japan. The current generation is the fourth in a row. The new Prius debuted under the curtain of 2015, and in 2016, won the title of most popular Japan car, selling a circulation 248 258 copies.

ENGINE: hybrid: 1.8 (122 HP) — from 2 112 000.

Even with the 136‑horsepower-liter engine Mini Cooper is very quick and a hell of a gamble. Claimed acceleration to hundreds — 7.9 seconds. It is only eight-tenths more than it needed to be charged the “” of the previous generation. Mini surprisingly well eliminates even large-caliber patches and cracks on the pavement. And he isn’t afraid of a rut. The balance of handling and ride is the best in a test a trio.Even with the 136‑horsepower-liter engine Mini Cooper is very quick and a hell of a gamble. Claimed acceleration to hundreds — 7.9 seconds. It is only eight-tenths more than it needed to be charged the “” of the previous generation. Mini surprisingly well eliminates even large-caliber patches and cracks on the pavement. And he isn’t afraid of a rut. The balance of handling and ride is the best in a test a trio.

Mini Cooper

In the recent history of the brand Mini to the current generation of the Cooper hatchback is the third in a row. The car with the F56 index debuted in November 2013. In addition to the classic trehdverki offered a five-door variant with increased wheelbase.

ENGINES:

petrol: 1.5 (136 HP) — 1 189 000 rubles. 2.0 (192 HP) — 1 499 000 RUB 2.0 (231 HP) — from 1 770 000 rubles.

The base 120‑horsepower diesel engine in conjunction with 6-speed automatic De ESAs more than enough. Thanks to the impressive torque DS 4 Crossback is much dynamic than the Prius — despite the passport. And the flow is small. DS can not be called a car with interesting handling, but on smooth roads its a pleasure to lead.The base 120‑horsepower diesel engine in conjunction with 6-speed automatic De ESAs more than enough. Thanks to the impressive torque DS 4 Crossback is much dynamic than the Prius — despite the passport. And the flow is small. DS can not be called a car with interesting handling, but on smooth roads its a pleasure to lead.

DS 4 Crossback

Pre-production car was shown in autumn 2010 at the motor show in Paris. The following spring was the start of sales in Europe, later Citroen DS4 got up to us. In the spring of 2015, the French has allocated DS into a separate premium brand: DS4 ceased to be a Citroen and DS turned 4 Crossback. Along the way, he experienced a light restyling and got a 6-speed automatic.

ENGINES:

petrol: 1.6 (150 HP) — 1 765 000 RUB.

diesel: 1.6 (120 HP) — 1 900 000 RUB 2.0 (180 BHP) 2 175 000.

Urban legends

Night. Eyes droop from exhaustion. And then there’s this lulling smoothness, coupled with a deafening silence and soft, damn comfortable driver’s seat. When I condition, ready to sing the praises of the Japanese engineers. But when tired, lulling Prius threat. God forbid, from the radio speakers JBL pour something from the repertoire of the lyric Coldplay — can not leave from behind the wheel, to go into the realm of Morpheus. And since, despite the General sverhtehnologichny and more than two million rubles on the price tag, autopilot Russian Prius deprived, there is every chance “to Park” in the bump.

The quality of materials is unusually high for Toyota, and there are no serious ergonomics issues. Habituation can require only a tiny selector driving modes and buttons for heated seats hidden under the beak of the panel.The quality of materials is unusually high for Toyota, and there are no serious ergonomics issues. Habituation can require only a tiny selector driving modes and buttons for heated seats hidden under the beak of the panel.
In Russia the Prius put in the maximum configuration Luxe. Rear view camera with movable ruler is included in its basic equipment.In Russia the Prius put in the maximum configuration Luxe. Rear view camera with movable ruler is included in its basic equipment. Closers on all glasses — a pleasant surprise.Closers on all glasses — a pleasant surprise. Tiny selector resembling the unblown Bud, bottom coated with a nice rubberized material. Next to him, the key is choice of driving modes (Eco, Normal and Power). Button is switched on EV all-electric mode.Tiny selector resembling the unblown Bud, bottom coated with a nice rubberized material. Next to him, the key is choice of driving modes (Eco, Normal and Power). Button is switched on EV all-electric mode.

The irony of irony, but truth to say there is. Half-asleep I’m for once happy COP who stopped me a couple of the songs from home. And they until the documents have not the slightest cause them more interesting. The Prius was never handsome in the conventional sense, but in every generation from his work on quite a show-stopper. The debut of the current Prius and is delayed by six months — Domachevo design to the Board of Directors, headed by Akio Toyodas was satisfied with every detail. And I had to “drop” the drag coefficient of the at least one hundredth image’s sake. Now Cx is equal to 0.24 and 0.25 against its predecessor, and it is an impressive result.

The seats Prius has a great profile, but they are regulated manually, with the exception of the lumbar support. The back seat is set at 23 mm lower than the previous Prius: there is enough space in the shoulders and over the head.The seats Prius has a great profile, but they are regulated manually, with the exception of the lumbar support. The back seat is set at 23 mm lower than the previous Prius: there is enough space in the shoulders and over the head.

Is entirely new, which for two million?

Surprisingly knowledgeable inspector closely examines Prius from all sides.

Yeah, fourth generation. This particular — two million one hundred. Power? 1.8 petrol engine generates 98 HP plus the electric motor, the total output of 122 power.

The next day I took Mini. Just to the morning to be awake. If any of our trio and has antisemitisim effect is Cooper. Even in dreary “macroevolution” colour and even if his body no signboard in the form of letter S.

The change of generations of the Prius traction battery relocated under the rear seat that allowed the lower floor of the trunk 110 mm; under it is a stowaway. According to our measurements, there is only 276 liters “under the curtain”. Of the facilities — lighting and two simple hook.The change of generations of the Prius traction battery relocated under the rear seat that allowed the lower floor of the trunk 110 mm; under it is a stowaway. According to our measurements, there is only 276 liters “under the curtain”. Of the facilities — lighting and two simple hook.

Driving a Cooper is smiling and happy life. I want to twist the volume of the audio system to the max and be worn on human rights What’s my age again? and never mind that it’s only a 1.5-liter “Trigorskoye” the engine capacity of 136 forces working in conjunction with 6-speed automatic. After a 122‑horsepower of the Prius with the viscous, as particles adhered to the sole gum, a CVT is a firework, the apotheosis of happiness! To celebrate, I even forget that I have to deliberately go through the most hopeless of the Moscow stoppers.

Big little lies

Start, as usual, at the gas station. Full tank, reset odometer and the string is sent in an unusual mileage.

Amid conscious of standing in traffic jams yesterday’s round on the ring road looks in the eyes of ordinary people act in the highest degree logical. Fortunately, Cooper allows you to get pleasure from even a leisurely drive. Tight and poured feedback steering wheel, much more rigid, but no less comfortable than the Toyota, the front seats. Smoothness is clearly not enough to Priazovskoe, but in the small things Cooper is surprisingly impenetrable. And even after Toyota’s a sin not to praise the brakes. The Prius braking process may at any time rudely cut in the motor (recuperation), so the pedal force walks, and the slowdown is unpredictable.

Despite the specific architecture, any ergonomic jokes in the Mini is no more. Aircraft toggle switches on the console are responsible for secondary functions. Keys door lock built into the handle is an original and convenient solution. A six-speed automatic is good, but in “drive” likes “to climb” higher — what with the delay responds to kick-down. For the active drive is better suited sport mode.Despite the specific architecture, any ergonomic jokes in the Mini is no more. Aircraft toggle switches on the console are responsible for secondary functions. Keys door lock built into the handle is an original and convenient solution. A six-speed automatic is good, but in “drive” likes “to climb” higher — what with the delay responds to kick-down. For the active drive is better suited sport mode.
The Central display is not a touchscreen, to control media functionality will have with a joystick similar to the Bavarian iDrive. Its location is perfect — unnatural arch brush.The Central display is not a touchscreen, to control media functionality will have with a joystick similar to the Bavarian iDrive. Its location is perfect — unnatural arch brush. Big red switch is responsible for starting the engine. Those that are smaller, for the system “start-stop”, Parking sensors and ESP.Big red switch is responsible for starting the engine. Those that are smaller, for the system “start-stop”, Parking sensors and ESP.

But the system “start-stop” on the Mini is harsh. At least, after Toyota, in which the time of connection of the internal combustion engine only recognize the characteristic sound under heavy acceleration. Not only that, the BMW engineers failed to completely defeat the “three-cylinder” vibration, and auto-start in the beginning of the movement is accompanied by a noticeable poke.

In normal life I always shut off a maddening system “start-stop”, but today make up, gritting his teeth. Although when you look at the fuel gauge makes it clear: Cooper is still not appreciate such sacrifices.

Enough hard seat Mini is ideal for outdoor riding and not annoying in traffic. Extra charge for leather upholstery — 79 400 rubles. Back row contingent. With the growth of 176 cm seated “itself for a” back to back.Enough hard seat Mini is ideal for outdoor riding and not annoying in traffic. Extra charge for leather upholstery — 79 400 rubles. Back row contingent. With the growth of 176 cm seated “itself for a” back to back.

Claimed six litres in the urban cycle — tales. Although we have long been accustomed to the excessive optimism of manufacturers the city the difference between passport and real data Mini crosses for an obscene 25%. After fifty kilometers of traffic jams with an average speed of 22 km/h, the trip computer shows 8.3 l/100 km While going after Toyota spends twice as less. The diesel DS 4 eats six and a half liters per hundred against the four and a half: the discrepancy with published data more than in the case of Mini – as much as 31%.

Whatever it was, from the city experiment should be the obvious conclusion, suggested yesterday night. It regenerative braking helps Toyota to be so efficient in city traffic, and not blinds-shutters on the grille. And certainly not a flat bottom.

Trunk Cooper — only 164 liters, according to our measurements. The five-door version is slightly bigger. No spare wheel, no dokatki no.Trunk Cooper — only 164 liters, according to our measurements. The five-door version is slightly bigger. No spare wheel, no dokatki no.

Today night voyage I go behind the wheel of a Mini. And before you start, decide for yourself: since the Prius has not turned wholly an eco rally, it’s only fair to do the same with “English”. And you know what? After a few tens of kilometers the result of about five liters per hundred seemed to be achieved: at some point, after a long descent, tripcomputer highlighted the incredible 5.1 l/100 km! And still pair of small climbs, which on the ring road is much more than notice in ordinary life, was enough to once again to spoil the statistics. At the finish I wrote in my notebook: 5.5 l/100 km overall, not bad, but, anyway, the Mini is not about savings.

Toyota Prius, DS 4 Crossback Mini Cooper: who would eat less?

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