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Choosing the best all-wheel drive station wagon

Choosing the best all-wheel drive station wagon
Choosing the best all-wheel drive station wagon

At all times, the all-wheel drive wagon enjoyed special attention. Taking into account market trends and increasing consumer demand, manufacturers are constantly improving their models.

All-wheel drive station wagons attract motorists primarily with their spaciousness, and secondly, with good cross-country ability and handling. The only drawback of this class of cars is high fuel consumption. This is what the search for constructive solutions of most world manufacturers is aimed at.

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2013 4WD wagons

"Opel Insignia Tourer"

The body of the station wagon "Insignia Sports" became the basis of this model. The designers increased the ground clearance and equipped the car with large 18-inch wheels with original alloy wheels. The new all-wheel drive station wagon has got a good line of powertrains. These included two diesel and one gasoline engine. The youngest of the diesels has 165 horsepower and is aggregated with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed "automatic".

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The second diesel is turbocharged and develops 185 hp. With. This two-liter unit is also equipped with an "automatic" and mechanics. But the gasoline engine is also paired with a turbine only with an automatic transmission.

"Skoda Octavia Scout"

The original model, almost an SUV, is built on the platform of the golf-class hatchback of the same name. The car is equipped with a plug-in all-wheel drive system. The Haldex electronic clutch connects the second bridge as needed. This all-wheel drive station wagon received a ground clearance increased to 185 mm, which helps to overcome the "surprises" of Russian roads, and an energy-intensive suspension that can adapt to poor road surfaces.

In terms of technical equipment, the Skoda Octavia station wagon received two types of engines. One of them is a two-liter diesel unit with a potential of 160 hp. With. and comes with a six-speed manual. The second engine in the line is represented by a two-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a power reserve of 160 "horses" and is also paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. "Automatic" for the Russians, the developers have not provided.

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"Audi A4 Allroad Quattro"

This five-door all-wheel drive model is based on the Audi A4 Avant. However, the manufacturers have thoroughly worked on it. The ground clearance was increased, there was additional protection on the bottom and, of course, all-wheel drive. Motor linestation wagon includes one two-liter gasoline turbo engine and two turbodiesels with a volume of 2 and 3 liters. The petrol unit and the three-liter diesel engine are aggregated with a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-band sequential one. The two-liter diesel is equipped with only six-speed mechanics.

4WD station wagons: an overview of popular models

Popularity is known to be based on many factors. First of all, it is the cost. Like it or not, for most Russians a car is still a luxury. The second component of popularity is quality. If we are to spend money on a car, then it should depart "its proper". And the third factor is the "dowry" of the car. The more options the manufacturer included in the basic package, the more attention this model attracts. To date, the all-wheel drive station wagon Volkswagen-Passat-Oltrek holds the leading position in the popularity rating. An honest worker, assembled with excellent German quality, he earned the respect of many Russians. The manufacturer did not stint on the configuration. In addition to a good base, the Passat offers an extensive range of additional options.

The second place in popularity is occupied by our domestic station wagon VAZ-2111. The five-door version attracts Russians with its cost. We must pay tribute to AvtoVAZ, the quality of the car is quite satisfactory, as well as the cross-country ability. Today it is one of the most affordable models for most car enthusiasts.

In third place are"Japanese". In particular, "Toyota RAV4" breaks all records in terms of popularity in this class in Siberia and the Far East. Passable, undemanding to operating conditions, quite comfortable, this model also has a much smaller "appetite" compared to its European classmates.

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