[YesAuto Evaluation] After the new generation of Sylphy went on the market (check the listing article), everyone generally responded that the pricing was pretty good. We tested the top model of the 1.8-liter CVT version for the first time, and there was no surprise, almost all of the expected performance, which just confirmed people's judgment on the pricing, everything is natural and reasonable. Corolla and Lavida became vigilant. This was a choice that was so comfortable that it was difficult for the body to say no.

The article is divided into two parts, one is the static experience, supplementing the details not introduced in the previous article; the second is the dynamic test, including the results of various projects and driving experience. In order not to repeat with the previous article, I deliberately avoided some general information, readers who need to know may wish to go to the car channel to read the old article.

Appearance

New Sylphy has been mirrored on our website many times, and everyone is familiar with it. The appearance part is no longer written in detail. Please click the link below to view the relevant information.

Interior

The interior style of the old Sylphy is consistent with the nature, and the home is warm and calming. The new visual effect is thicker, and the sense of home is partially weakened.

Workmanship details

The soft materials inside the carriage account for the majority, the workmanship is exquisite, the assembling technology is in place, the knobs, buttons and other parts feel good, 99% of people will nod and say yes.

Some concealed details are worth noting, such as the inner wall of the carriage behind the pedals. The flatness is very high and there is no perfunctory thing. This is good and there are bad ones. For example, the trunk cover strut uses the simplest structure. , Too cost-saving.

Configuration

This 1.8 top-equipped test car has a rich configuration, and the advantages are no longer mentioned. There are in the previous article. The shortcomings are obvious: the whole series do not have ESP. According to the current trend, ESP will become the mainstream configuration of joint venture compact cars within two years. The new Sylphy will inevitably add ESP to the new Sylphy for small changes later.

Riding space

The participant in the picture is 1.79 meters tall. After adjusting the sitting posture, he has three fingers in the head space in the front row, two fingers in the head space in the back row, and two punches in the leg space.

The 2700mm wheelbase is the upper limit of the compact class. There is no reason to doubt the leg space. Sylphy performs well, but the head is slightly depressed. People with long upper body should pay attention to it.

Seat

The seat is definitely one of the highlights of Sylphy. The wide shape, soft leather, and high fillings are very fluffy, comparable to a sofa, and the comfort level is the highest in its class, enough to convince the most picky buttocks.

But the rear seat backrest cannot be put down is an incomprehensible design, which greatly affects the practicality of the trunk. The middle seat is left with an aisle connected to the trunk, which is a compensation.

Storage space

The previous article also introduced enough storage space. Here are two details. The partition in the middle of the front cup holder can be removed and turned into a larger storage slot, and mobile wallets can be thrown in; the glove box has a good volume and is deep enough to hold a bottle of mineral water vertically, with a low opening , Lean over with the innermost thing.

Fuel consumption

Start from this page to enter the test section, let's first look at the fuel consumption test that everyone cares about most. The test lasted 101.3 kilometers, starting in the evening and ending late at night. The first 35 kilometers was a 100km/h highway. After entering the urban area, there were a lot of traffic jams and ordinary urban roads with signal lights. Finally, the driving computer showed the average speed per hour. Only 25km/h. The air conditioner is turned on throughout the journey, and the load is an adult male driver and several photographic equipment.

Finally, 8.15 liters of No. 93 fuel was consumed, and the combined fuel consumption was 8.05 liters/100 kilometers. It is completely relieved to have such a performance in such congested road conditions. In addition to the engine itself, the new generation of CVT gearboxes with auxiliary transmissions are also indispensable. It controls the engine speed to be very low. For example, in the urban area, the speed is only about 1100rpm at a constant speed of 60km/h. It is also difficult for clutch gearboxes to do this.

Engine and gearbox

After talking for a long time, it’s time to talk about the power system. This test car is equipped with a 1.8-liter all-aluminum naturally aspirated engine, model MRA8DE, which looks familiar. It is closely related to Liwei’s MR18DE 1.8-liter engine, but it has both intake and exhaust. The continuously variable valve timing technology is adopted, and the parameters are also higher.

The gearbox model JF015E, the hardware is basically the same as the one used by Sunshine. It can be provided by JAT. They are all Nissan's new generation CVT gearboxes, and the control software will be adjusted. It adopts a set of auxiliary transmission mechanism including two gears, which expands the range of gear ratio while ensuring miniaturization. I won't say much about the specific situation, please click on the link below to have a look.

Driving experience

Sylphy cars are used for sitting, not for driving. I even think that after many years, its ultimate goal is to save the steering wheel and pedals, and leave the driving to the computer. Having said that, I still have to tell you how the car drives. I try not to mention the parts that you can guess, such as how soft the suspension is, how the steering is muddy, and so on. Let's talk about it fresh.

The first is the steering wheel. The shape change can be seen at a glance. The important thing is that the steering is much larger than the old model. Although the front direction is still so confused, the feeling in the palm of the hand is much better, at least it is no longer like playing a game. The machine is the same. Whether the 1.6-liter model is the same is not known, wait for the test car.

Followed by the two pedals under the feet, the foot feels a lot more solid. The accelerator has obvious damping, and you can quickly grasp the control strength. The brake pedal changes more, the stroke is compact, the response is sensitive, and the European style adjustment. This is consistent with the new ES and the new CR-V method, and suddenly thinks of the new Sagitar brake It's very soft. Are the European and Japanese playing styles interchangeable?

The 1.8-liter engine is the most compromised solution that Sylphy has sold since 2006, and the actual performance is in line with expectations. The reserve is sufficient and the output is moderate. After 2500rpm, it enters the active range, but the noise is also significantly increased. The new-generation CVT controls the speed very well, usually focusing on economy, and responds quickly when stepping on the accelerator. It is very active to increase the speed to mobilize more power. If you want to be more fuel-efficient, just turn on the ECO mode. All the actions mentioned above will become slow.

Chassis suspension has always been the focus of Sylphy, and comfort mainly depends on it. The old Sylphy is very close to the sky in this respect. I can’t wait to wipe all the road bumps clean. The new Sylphy is no longer so unfeeling. The first part of the itinerary retains just the right amount of flexibility, allowing you to get a little bit of feedback, and occasionally toughness is also fun , Of course, the premise is that it does not affect the comfort, and still don’t expect any driving pleasure, sitting is really comfortable, driving is really boring.

Performance

Finally, let's take a look at the performance test data of the new Sylphy. Its fastest acceleration time is 11.56 seconds, which is a good performance, but the acceleration process is not as ordinary as the previous CVT models.

Ordinary CVT models tend to increase the speed evenly during the test until the maximum limit is reached. Finally, the speed exceeds 100, and the work is decelerated to stop. The CVT gearbox used by New Sylphy has an auxiliary transmission mechanism, which can be simply understood as “CVT+2AT”. The performance at full throttle is a little unusual. The speed evenly rises to 6250rpm, and the vehicle speed reaches around 90km/h. The gearbox will have an upshift action, and the speed will drop back to 5750rpm, and then continue to climb, after which the speed will exceed 100. Of course, it may also be the reason for the special matching of the gearbox and the engine. For example, this phenomenon did not appear when the New Sunshine was tested last year. All in all, the 11.56 seconds result is expected, enough for daily use.


Accelerated score update

In August 2012, we returned to Beijing to test the new Sylphy 1.6-liter model, and found that the acceleration performance was faster than 1.8 liters. This was unreasonable. So we found a 1.8-liter test car in Beijing again. This time the acceleration results It has improved a lot. We believe it is due to the condition of the test car. Now we update the latest test results in August here. We hope that we can understand the troubles caused by everyone. The following is an excerpt from “Testing the new Sylphy 1.6CVT to fully meet household needs”:

The latest test result of the 1.8L model acceleration score is 10.68 seconds, 0.61 seconds faster than the 1.6L model, and 0.88 seconds faster than the 1.8L model tested before. And we recall that the weather, road conditions, test environment, etc. of the previous test of the 1.8L model were similar to the test of the 1.8L model this time, and the testers were also the same, so we concluded that the previous test car's condition itself had problems. , Resulting in slow acceleration of the 1.8L model tested for the first time. Because there was no measurement standard at the time, it was impossible to determine whether the results were accurate. I apologize for the inconvenience caused.


I am very satisfied with the performance of the braking system. The most impressive thing is that the whole system is very stable. Among the ten sets of tests, the difference between the best and worst results is only 11 cm, which is as long as your iPhone. It's really rare in the same level that can do this. The final score is 40.02 meters, which is very good.

A magic weapon for the two rivals

Sylphy's two major rivals, one is Corolla and the other is Lavida. What's interesting is that these two players have one thing in common. They are both the king of balance among the Japanese and German systems. They seem to have no advantages, but they can't fault them. Faced with such an opponent, it would be silly to be more versatile than anyone else. You must have your own distinctive characteristics to have a chance of winning. Obviously, the comfort of Sylphy is unmatched by them.

The fact that needs to be faced is that it is difficult to quickly catch up with the sales of these two. At this price, consumers just like balanced products. The more comprehensive the better, the more beautiful, fuel-efficient, comfortable and functional. Sylphy models that emphasize comfort are only fully convincing for specific groups of people, so if you If you think comfortable clothes are more important than anything else, then choosing Xuan Yi is definitely right. As for 1.8 liters and 1.6 liters, which is better, I want to wait until 1.6 liters are tested before answering.

2012 Nissan Sylphy part of the detailed parameter configuration table