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[YesAuto Model PK] In the domestic micro-face market, although there are many models and many competing brands, the two leaders, Changan and Wuling, are in the price range of 40,000 to 50,000 yuan. , And Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang have the largest number of cars.

Among them, Wuling Rongguang, as a long-running model, must be familiar to everyone. As the saying goes, I have never eaten pork, but I have always seen pigs run. At the end of last year, Changan Star launched its major facelift model called the new Changan Star, which was sold simultaneously with the old models. The appearance of the new Changan Star is magnificent, and the interior design is more sedan-like. The overall price is between 38,000 and 50,000 yuan, which is close to Wuling Rongguang and slightly more expensive than the old Changan Star.


The models we selected for comparison in this article are the new Changan Star 1.2L standard model, with a manufacturer's guide price of 43,900 yuan; Wuling Rongguang 1.2L standard model, with a manufacturer's guide price of 48,500 yuan. As the micro-faced models have so-called regional guide prices in most regions (a price increase in disguise), the actual market prices of these two models will differ from the manufacturer's guide prices.

Price comparison of the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang
Model New Changan Star 1.2L Standard Type Wuling Rongguang 1.2L Standard Type
Guide price (ten thousand yuan) 4.39 (without air conditioning)/4.69 (with air conditioning) 4.85 (with air conditioning)

Take Shanghai as an example. Currently, the new Changan Star 1.2L standard has two versions with and without air-conditioning. The price with air-conditioning is 46,900 yuan, and the price without air-conditioning is 43,900 yuan, according to 4S sales staff. , Most of the models sold in Shanghai are versions with air conditioning. Wuling Rongguang currently sells the 1.2L standard model. The manufacturer’s guide price for the car is 48,500 yuan (with air conditioning). The price in Shanghai is basically around 49,900 yuan (including floor glue, film, seat covers, and steering wheel). Sets and remote control keys and other decorations).

Appearance comparison:

In terms of appearance, the new Changan Star is obviously more visually appealing. Its front face is stable and atmospheric, even somewhat similar to Toyota's high-end MPV Elfa. Wuling Rongguang is an old face. Although the exterior shape has no eye-catching design, the overall feeling is not bad, the moderation is harmonious, and the two-tone body also adds some points to it.

In terms of body size, Wuling Rongguang has the same width as the new Changan Star, but the other dimensions are larger. Among them, the wheelbase is even longer by 140mm, but from our actual experience, the additional 140mm does not seem to have a significant impact on the riding and storage space in the car.

Comparison of the body size of the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang
Model New Changan Star 1.2L Standard Type Wuling Rongguang 1.2L Standard Type
Length (mm) 3980 4035
Width (mm) 1620 1620
Height (mm) 1890 1900
Wheelbase (mm) 2560 2700

For the micro face, due to the limitations of the body structure, it is generally difficult to make a big breakthrough in the design of the rear styling. This is more obvious in the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang. The rear styling design of the two cars All are relatively modest, no bright spots can be found.

As for the absence of electric heating wires and rear wipers for the rear window, this is a common phenomenon in the current domestic micro-surface market. From the perspective of cost considerations, I think it is understandable, but if it can be more user-friendly and can provide optional equipment, it would be better.

Center console comparison:

In terms of the shape of the center console, the new Changan Star looks significantly more beautiful than Wuling Rongguang, and has a stronger three-dimensional effect. It can be said that the first impression it gives is comparable to the self-owned brand car of 50,000-60,000 yuan. On the other hand, Wuling's glorious interior has a relatively mediocre overall shape.

The steering wheel of the two cars is not wrapped in leather, and the angle cannot be adjusted. In terms of styling, I personally prefer the four-spoke design of the new Changan Star, but the actual grip feels better than that of Wuling Rongguang. Its outer ring is thicker and it feels slightly softer. As for the speaker buttons, the full-floating design adopted by the new Changan Star is obviously better than the two-point type of Wuling Rongguang. There is no suspense about this.

The performance of the audio system, the layout of the air-conditioning buttons, and the feel of the two cars are similar. In short, everything is based on the principle of practicality, and we cannot use the standards of joint venture brand cars to demand too much for the micro-face.

Ride space comparison:

In terms of space, both the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang have ample headroom. The 178cm-tall experiencer sits in the car without any pressure in the first row, second row or third row. In terms of leg space, the performance of the two cars is not very different. Under normal circumstances, the leg space of the second row of passengers is basically around 1.5 punches, and the leg space of the third row is about 1 punch.

In addition, the third-row seats of the two cars are also equipped with three-point seat belts, and Wuling Rongguang also has headrests. This is commendable, at least it reflects an attitude of paying attention to safety.

Comparison of luggage compartment space:

In terms of luggage compartment storage space, the overall performance difference between the two cars is not too big. The depth performance of the new Changan Star is better than that of Wuling Rongguang, but in terms of width, both the opening and the maximum width performance are the same. Wuling Rongguang is even better. Overall, the performance of the two can be said to have their own advantages.

Comparison of luggage compartment size between the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang
Model New Changan Star 1.2L Standard Type Wuling Rongguang 1.2L Standard Type
Luggage compartment opening width (mm) 1090 1110
Maximum width of luggage compartment (mm) 1370 1430
Luggage compartment height (mm) 1230 1240
Depth of rear seat without putting down (mm) 470 380
Depth of rear seat when tilted down (mm) 1050 900

Comparison of conventional storage space in the car:

Conventional storage spaces such as cup holders, glove boxes, and door storage compartments, the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang performed well. Regarding the degree of humanization, both are the leading models in the micro-face field. You must know that there are still micro-face models on the market that do not even have door storage compartments.

Configuration comparison:

The overall configuration level of the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang is not much different. They have aluminum alloy wheels, air conditioners, and power windows. The new Changan Star also has more original central locks and remote controls than Wuling Rongguang. Point is very practical. Power-assisted steering, the new Changan Star does not have and does not provide optional equipment, Wuling Rongguang can be optional, the price is 3,000 yuan, but according to the editor's understanding from the dealer, consumers who buy this car can choose to install the power-assisted Few people turned.

As for the safety configuration, the performance of the two cars is not satisfactory, such as ABS, EBD, and airbags. Although it is common for domestic micro-faces below 50,000 yuan to have low security configurations, Changan and Wuling, as industry leaders, we hope that manufacturers can add more snacks to this area in the future.

Power/gearbox/chassis comparison:

The new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang use a 1.2L naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. Both the maximum horsepower and the maximum torque performance are the new Changan Star even better. However, the output power of the maximum horsepower and maximum torque are both more advanced by Wuling Rongguang, so in terms of actual power performance, how much the new Changan Star's data advantage can be reflected, it is really hard to say. The two 1.2L engines are matched with a 5-speed manual transmission. The front suspension type is a MacPherson independent suspension, and the rear suspension is a 5-piece leaf spring. It is the most expensive in the micro-surface market at the same price. The mainstream combination.

Comparison of engine/gearbox/chassis between the new Changan Star and Wuling Rongguang
Model New Changan Star 1.2L Standard Type Wuling Rongguang 1.2L Standard Type
engine 1.2L 1.2L
Maximum horsepower 98 horsepower/6000rpm 82 horsepower/5300prm
Maximum torque 119 N·m/5000-5500rpm 108 N·m/4000rpm
Gearbox type 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Front suspension structure MacPherson independent suspension MacPherson independent suspension
Rear suspension structure Leaf spring Leaf spring

Edit comment:

The appearance and interior of the new Changan Star are more fashionable and beautiful than Wuling Rongguang, and the seat comfort is higher. It also has more small configurations such as remote control keys and headlight height adjustment. The engine's data performance is more eye-catching and the most The key is that the price of the car is slightly cheaper. Of course, these advantages of the new Changan Star are largely due to its late launch time and its design style is more advanced with the times. Wuling Rongguang will also usher in a new facelift during the year, when the two cars will compete. We will wait and see how the situation will develop.

Changan Star 2013 1.2L New Changan Star Standard

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Manufacturer's guide price

4.39 million

Wuling Rongguang 2011 1.2L Standard Type

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Manufacturer's guide price

48,500

As an old model that has been on the market for many years, Wuling Rongguang has a high market retention rate and long-term good reputation. These are all advantages that cannot be ignored. Therefore, the final choice depends on the appearance and interior of which car you prefer. It is also important to pay attention to the visibility of Chang'an and Wuling in the area where you live, and which number of 4S shops and repair stations are large. reference. After all, for the micro-faced models, the bright exterior interior can only play a role of icing on the cake. The key to a real good sale is the durable performance of the leather, convenient maintenance and cheap maintenance costs, etc., after all, these effects For consumers, it is the most practical thing that is closely related to the wallet!

From January to March this year, Changan Star sold 15,162 units, and Wuling Rongguang was 101763 units. The gap is very obvious. Can the launch of the new Changan Star bring the overall sales of Changan Star to a higher level and compete with Wuling Rongguang. Let's wait and see for a piece of the pie. The article is not over yet, there are detailed parameters and configuration comparisons of two models on the next page, please click here.

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