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[YesAuto Model PK] While the product line of joint venture brands continues to decline, we also see that independent brands continue to enhance the competitiveness of major market segments, including the mid-size car market that has become a battleground for manufacturers. From the earlier Emgrand EC8, Trumpchi GA5, Pentium B90 to the recently launched Sirui, Ruicheng and Saab, self-owned brands have seen a collective counterattack. “If you want to enjoy the happiness of civilization, you must first experience the pain of revolution.” If this sentence is applied to the auto market, in the face of mature joint venture models, the autonomous medium-sized car is undoubtedly in the stage of transformation. What is gratifying is that we see All major manufacturers have shown great enthusiasm for R&D and production. The comparison of Sirui and Ruicheng are two of the most sincere works.

As the leading products of their respective brands, Siri and Ruicheng both went on the market in April this year, which aroused everyone's attention. Although both are new forces, their strength is definitely one of the best in the autonomous camp. This is not surprising. Guangzhou Evergrande was only promoted in the first two years, but now it has become a favorite for the AFC Champions League. It depends on whether it is willing to invest heavily. The same is true for automotive products. Today, we brought these two models together to PK and discovered an interesting phenomenon. As for what? Keep looking down.

◆ Appearance comparison:

In recent years, self-owned models have made great progress in design, and have basically got rid of the traces of imitation, or the reference is not obvious, so that buyers will not feel so awkward. The positioning of the two models is similar, so the overall design style is very business-like. However, in the aspect of appearance evaluation, one thousand readers will have one thousand Hamlet. I hope my aesthetics will not be too biased. Now I will introduce the body size and shape of the two cars.

In terms of body size, you can see from the above table that Ruicheng has a comprehensive advantage in terms of data. Its length, width and height are 30mm, 30mm and 40mm longer than Siri, respectively, and the wheelbase is 55mm longer. Can it be transformed into a riding space? We will announce the advantages in the next link. In fact, the measurements of the two models are big men in the same class, but Siri happened to have a bigger opponent this time.

Both Siri and Ruicheng seem to have a typical mid-size car model, with an atmospheric tone, and then a little bit of style differentiation, without too many unique designs. Sirui's overall style is more youthful, while Ruicheng has a calm and steady side. In addition, the sheet metal workmanship of the two models is good, and the self-owned models have made significant progress in this regard in recent years, which is gratifying.

From my personal point of view, the body design of the two models has nothing to criticize. Both the styling and the sheet metal workmanship show the standard of a medium-sized car. Rui Cheng looks calmer, while Siri is more fashionable. In terms of tire selection, all SIRUI models are 17-inch, and Ruicheng low-profile models are 16-inch. In addition, the spare tires of the two models are both 16 inches. In a comprehensive comparison, SIRUI is more kind.

◆ Powertrain comparison:

At present, Siri only has a 1.5T turbocharged engine for everyone to choose from. The maximum power is 154 horsepower (113 kilowatts) at 5200 rpm, and the maximum torque is 240 N·m/1750-3500 rpm. Matching with this engine is a 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. From the perspective of product types, three of the seven SIRUI models are manual transmissions, three more than Ruicheng.

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and powertrain contrast
Model Siri Rui Cheng
engine 1.5T 2.0L 1.8T
Intake form Turbocharged inhale naturally Turbocharged
Maximum horsepower (Ps) 154 158 177
Maximum power (kW) 113 116 130
Maximum power speed (rpm) 5200 6000 5500
Maximum torque (N·m) 240 200 230
Maximum torque speed (rpm) 1750-3500 4000-4500 1700-5000
Gearbox 6-speed manual/6-speed dual clutch 6-speed manual/6-speed manual integrated

Ruicheng has two power options: 2.0L naturally aspirated engine and 1.8T turbocharged engine. It is matched with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic manual gearbox. The space for options is slightly larger than that of Siri. In addition, only the lowest configuration of Ruicheng's whole series is manual transmission, and the remaining 6 models are automatic transmission. As can be seen from the above table, the main difference between the suspension of the two models is that the front suspension of Siri is a double-wishbone type, while Ruicheng is a Macpherson type. The introduction of the engine part is here first, and we will conduct a detailed analysis according to the specific comparison models later.

The shape of the center console of the two models looks more concise and atmospheric, Siri prefers to be at home, and Ruicheng has a more business atmosphere. Overall, it is very attractive. This is very important. In terms of materials and details, Rui Cheng obviously needs to be more attentive. The coverage of a large number of soft materials adds to the texture of the vehicle. The processing of buttons and knobs is also more delicate than that of SIRUI. The advantage of this link is that the function of the steering wheel and the dashboard are more dazzling.

All SIRUI models are equipped with electric sunroofs as standard, while the other six models of Ruicheng are also equipped with sunroofs except for the minimum. In terms of lighting area, SIRUI is about 0.24 square meters and Ruicheng is about 0.21 square meters. The difference between the two is 0.03 square meters. SIRUI has a weak advantage and has a wider field of vision.

◆ Riding space comparison:

In fact, for this class of models, the riding space is not a big problem, just to see who is bigger. Through the introduction on the first page, we already know that the wheelbase of Ruicheng is 55mm longer than that of Siri. Can it be transformed into an advantage in riding space? We will announce it right away.

From our actual experience, the front headroom performance of the two models is not ideal, only two-finger space. The head space in the back row is not the same, there is room for a punch, which is within an acceptable range. The leg room is quite ample, you can lift the Erlang leg, although they are all a punch and a palm, but the longer wheelbase Rui Cheng can make the stretching posture more comfortable.

Both models are equipped with rear central headrests, which can relieve fatigue caused by long-term fatigue. In contrast, Ruicheng's headrests are thicker. In addition, the rear floor of Siri is more prominent, and the ride experience of the middle passengers will obviously be compromised. Ruicheng's flat floor reserves enough space for passengers to stretch out, so that they won't feel frustrated while sitting, and their comfort is guaranteed.

◆ Comparison of storage space:

In terms of the number of storage compartments, there is not much difference between the two models. Ruicheng has more rear central cup holders than Siri, and Siri is used to integrate multi-function buttons. This is understandable. The main difference between the two sides is in the details. Sirui is obviously more careless. The storage compartment on the rear door panel is quite small and can't even fit a water bottle. In addition, through the comparison of the storage compartment capacity at the same location, Ruicheng's storage compartment is slightly better than Siri in both depth and width, which is very careful.

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and trunk size comparison
Model Siri Rui Cheng
Depth (mm) 980 1030
Minimum width (mm) 990 980
Height (mm) 460 510
Volume 410L 505L

    Judging from the official trunk volume, SIRUI is 410L, which is 95L less than Ruicheng's 505L. This gap is not small. According to our measurement, Ruicheng's height and depth have obvious advantages, and its flatness is also handled better. It should be noted that the rear seats of the two models cannot be put down. Based on positioning considerations, the manufacturer's approach can be understood. In addition, they all have a second-row pick-up port, SIRUI is a bit larger, making it easier to pick up items.

◆ Comparison of specific models:

    There are 7 models of Siri and Ruicheng, among which Siri has four configurations: luxury, noble, exclusive and flagship. The first three configurations have manual and automatic transmission options (except for the gearbox, the configuration difference is that the automatic transmission has more fixed-speed cruise, and the difference is 9,000 yuan), while the flagship model has only automatic transmission. In contrast, the configurations of the 7 Ruicheng models are different from each other, and there is only one manual transmission model. Therefore, in the configuration comparison link, we will mainly use the Siri as the basis, and then look for models that are close to the Siri models in the Ruicheng car series for comparison.

   In addition, it should be noted that since both models have just been launched, there are no market concessions in most cities. Therefore, this time the comparison is based on the manufacturer's guide price, and the market terminal selling price is no longer listed in the table.

● SIRUI 1.5TI manual noble type compared with Ruicheng 2.0L manual comfort type

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and dynamic contrast
Model SIRUI 1.5TI manual distinguished type Ruicheng 2.0L manual comfort type
Official price 1109,000 10.98 million
Spread -100 yuan
Maximum horsepower (Ps) 154 158
Maximum power (kW) 113 116
Maximum power speed (rpm) 5200 6000
Maximum torque (N·m) 240 200
Maximum torque speed (rpm) 1750-3500 4000-4500
Gearbox 6-speed manual 6-speed manual

    In this round of competition, it happened that Ruicheng had only one manual transmission, and the SIRUI 1.5TI manual premium model, which was the closest to its price, was also a manual transmission. As their low-end models, both models are equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, and the price difference is only 100 yuan. As can be seen from the above table, their power parameters are mutually beneficial. The maximum power of the Ruicheng 2.0L manual comfort type is only 4 horsepower more than the Siri 1.5TI manual distinguished type. Relatively speaking, the torque advantage of SIRUI 1.5TI manual distinguished type is greater.

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and major configuration differences
Model SIRUI 1.5TI manual distinguished type Ruicheng 2.0L manual comfort type
Official price 1109,000 10.98 million
Spread -100 yuan
Front side airbag
Front/rear head air curtain
Tire pressure monitoring device
one-button start
Body stability control
Automatic parking
Electric sunroof
Steering wheel adjustment Up and down + forward and backward adjustment Adjust up and down
Front parking radar
Reversing video image
Leather seats
Electric adjustment of main/passenger seat
Heated rear seats
GPS navigation system
Bluetooth/car phone
Car TV
Night vision system
Anti-pinch function on windows

    Believe that the configuration difference between the two cars is clear at a glance. If you are a configuration controller, there is no doubt that the SIRUI 1.5TI manual distinguished type will be the best choice. It is fully ahead of Ruicheng 2.0L manual comfort regardless of safety configuration, comfort configuration or convenience configuration. The advantages of Ruicheng 2.0L manual comfort are pitiful, only the window anti-pinch function and the rear cup holder. What is more surprising is that in addition to the main advantages listed in the table above, the SIRUI 1.5TI manual distinguished model also has rear independent air conditioning, temperature zone control and other functions, which are also not available in the Ruicheng 2.0L manual comfort model. .

● SIRUI 1.5TID automatic luxury type compared with Ruicheng 2.0L automatic luxury type

Since these two models are equipped with the same engine as in the previous round, the above table will not be relisted here. The difference between them lies in the gearbox. The SIRUI 1.5TID automatic luxury model is matched with a 6-speed dual-clutch, which has been applied to BYD G6. I believe you will not be unfamiliar with it. Rui Cheng is matched with a 6-speed automated manual gearbox.  

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and major configuration differences
Model SIRUI 1.5TID automatic luxury type Ruicheng 2.0L automatic luxury type
Official price 11.29 million 12.58 million
Spread +12,900
Front side airbag
Front/rear head air curtain
one-button start
Body stability control
Automatic parking
Steering wheel adjustment Up and down + forward and backward adjustment Adjust up and down
Front parking radar
Reversing video image
Lumbar support adjustment
Electric adjustment of the main driver's seat
GPS navigation system
Bluetooth/car phone
Car TV
Anti-pinch function on windows
Rearview mirror electric folding

It can be seen that the configuration gap between the two models is not as big as in the previous round. The Ruicheng 2.0L automatic luxury model is equipped with front side airbags, front/rear head air curtains, etc., and has advantages in safety configuration. And a series of technological configurations such as one-button start, constant speed cruise, body stability control system, reversing video image, car TV and GPS navigation system, I believe that will still make many people lose resistance to the SIRUI 1.5TID automatic luxury model. In addition, the Ruicheng 2.0L automatic luxury model is 12,900 more expensive. After a comprehensive comparison, the SIRUI 1.5TID automatic luxury model is undoubtedly more cost-effective.

● Siri 1.5TID automatic distinguished type compared to Ruicheng 1.8T automatic elite type

Both models are equipped with a turbocharged engine, and Ruicheng has a larger displacement of 1.8T. Judging from the power parameters listed above, the maximum power of the Ruicheng 1.8T automatic elite is 23 horsepower more, and the maximum torque gap is reduced to only 10N·m. In addition, since the power system parameters of the next comparison models are the same as the above table, there is no longer a separate table.

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and major configuration differences
Model SIRUI 1.5TID automatic distinguished type Ruicheng 1.8T automatic elite type
Official price 12.09 million 12.98 million
Spread +0.89 million
Front side airbag
Front/rear head air curtain
one-button start
Steering wheel adjustment Up and down + forward and backward adjustment Adjust up and down
Cruise control
Front parking radar
Reversing video image
Leather seats
Electric adjustment of main/passenger seat
GPS navigation system
Bluetooth/car phone
Car TV
Anti-pinch function on windows
The inner rearview mirror is automatically anti-glare

The comfort configuration and convenience configuration of the two models are similar to the above, but this time the SIRUI 1.5TID automatic distinguished model has regained its advantages in safety configuration, mainly including front side airbags and front/rear head air curtains. In terms of price, the Ruicheng 1.8T automatic elite model is 0.89 million more expensive than the Siri 1.5TID automatic distinguished model. In terms of configuration alone, Siri’s low- and mid-range models have a huge advantage over Ruicheng’s models at similar prices. So, will the comparison of high-end models change? Please continue to look down.

● SIRUI 1.5TID automatic exclusive type vs. Ruicheng 1.8T automatic exclusive type

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and major configuration differences
Model SIRUI 1.5TID automatic exclusive type Ruicheng 1.8T automatic distinguished type
Official price 13.59 million 149,800
Spread +1.39 million
Tire pressure monitoring device
Electric steering wheel adjustment
Front parking radar
Electric adjustment of front passenger seat
Power seat memory
Heated front/rear seats
Car TV
Anti-pinch function on windows
The inner rearview mirror is automatically anti-glare
Night vision system
Panoramic camera

    The more obvious change between these two models is that the SIRUI 1.5TID automatic exclusive type has fully improved the seat function, electric adjustment of the front passenger seat, heating of the front/rear seats, electric seat memory, and front seat ventilation. This greatly improves the comfort of passengers. In addition, we can see that Ruicheng is equipped with GPS navigation system only from 1.8T automatic distinguished type, and the configuration gap with SIRUI 1.5TID automatic distinguished type is still quite obvious.

● SIRUI 1.5TID automatic flagship compared to Ruicheng 1.8T automatic flagship

    This is a duel between the two flagship models. The difference is that the SIRUI 1.5TID automatic flagship model is the top configuration of SIRUI. This is the model that SIRUI will display the configuration to the fullest. There are also two higher models on top of the Ruicheng 1.8T automatic flagship, and they are naturally more expensive.

BYD Si Chang Rui Cheng Rui and major configuration differences
Model SIRUI 1.5TID Automatic Flagship Ruicheng 1.8T automatic flagship
Official price 15.09 million 16.98 million
Spread +18,900
Rear side airbag
Knee airbag
Electric steering wheel adjustment
Power seat memory
Heated rear seats
Car TV
Anti-pinch function on windows
Turn headlight
Ambient lights in the car
Rearview mirror memory
Rear windshield sunshade
Panoramic camera
Night vision system
Independent rear air conditioner

    Although the Ruicheng 1.8T automatic flagship is 18,900 more expensive than the Sirui 1.5TID automatic flagship, the configurable disadvantage is still quite obvious. In this round, only the rear windshield sunshade is added. The SIRUI 1.5TID automatic flagship model adds functions and configurations such as knee airbags, rearview mirror memory, steering headlights, and interior ambient lights to further expand its advantages.

Summary of configuration comparison: In fact, from the comparison of the price of the above models, most of the SIRUI is lower than the Ruicheng. Take the SIRUI 1.5TID automatic flagship model as an example. Even if it is compared with the Ruicheng 1.8T automatic distinguished model, the price is only 1,100 yuan more expensive, but there are a lot of extra configurations. However, through the “unequal” competition in this round, I believe that everyone feels more deeply how powerful Siri’s configuration is.

◆ Full text summary:

As two rookies in the autonomous mid-size car camp, Siri and Ruicheng both possess very high comprehensive qualities. The duel between the masters, the offensive and defensive transitions are all in an instant, instead of defending the opponent's fist, but recruiting to point to the source of the opponent's strength, so that the opponent's fist can't be hit at all, so it succeeds.

SIRUI 2013 1.5TI manual distinguished type

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

1109,000

Ruicheng 2013 2.0L manual comfort type

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

10.98 million

The appearance design and sheet metal craftsmanship of Sirui and Ruicheng are worthy of recognition. Of course, the overall shape of Sirui is more youthful and fashionable, and Ruicheng is relatively calm and steady. From the comparison of the above model configuration, Ruicheng and Siri are not rivals of the same magnitude at all, and Siri's advantage is so great that they have no friends. Throughout the entire mid-size car market, there are no models that can outperform it. If you are a configuration controller, don't think about anything, Siri.

Is Ruicheng unattractive? No, it doesn't seem to have any plans to compete with opponents. In fact, its configuration is not bad, I can only say that Siri is too abnormal. Ruicheng's handling of details is more skillful. The materials for the center console, the steering wheel grip, the riding space, storage space (trunk) and the choice of power all have certain advantages over Siri. In this way, SIRUI seems to be inferior to Ruicheng except for the configuration. Therefore, the configuration goes to the left and the details go to the right.

    The article is not over yet, there are more detailed parameter configurations for comparing models at the back. Friends who are interested can click on the next page to continue to view. After reading the comparison, do you have more interest in them? If you are interested in ordering a car, you can click on the following link (click here for Siri, click here for Ruicheng), and there will be 4S shop staff in time. Contact you, if you want to know more about the preferential information of 4S stores, please click here for SIRUI and click here for Ruicheng.

Thanks to the following dealers for providing the photographed vehicles in the article——
Guangzhou BYD Xinghaocheng Automobile Sales Service Shop

Address: No. 11, Yuncheng East Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Tel: 400-868-4406

Guangzhou Mingyu Business Development Co., Ltd.
Address: Jiade Automobile City, No. 1961, South Baiyun Avenue, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City Tel: 020-28278299