[YesAuto Review] Nissan Sylphy is already a well-known old friend. The new Sylphy that is updated this time is not a simple change of the front face or a small change of configuration, but from the engine, gearbox, appearance, and interior. The decorations have changed. Now that the 1.6-liter home “golden displacement” Sylphy has come to the editorial department, let's take a look at its performance, or whether it can meet the needs of home use.
● Power configuration and brand new CVT gearbox
The new HR16 DE all-aluminum inline four-cylinder engine, although the same code name as the old model is HR 16DE, the two engines are different. The new model adds DIS dual injectors and C-VTC dual variable valve timing technology for intake and exhaust. , And the maximum power is 13kW more than that of the old model, and the torque burst peak is also advanced by 400 rpm.
The new generation of CVT gearboxes adds a set of auxiliary transmission mechanism including two gears to the ordinary CVT gearbox, that is, a planetary gear set, which can realize the change of two gears, expand the range of gear ratios, and make At the same speed, the speed is lower to achieve less fuel consumption. To put it simply, it is the structure of CVT+2AT. For the specific content, our more professional technical channel has made a detailed explanation, and interested students can click on the picture below to understand.
Although this new gearbox structure can make a contribution to fuel economy, its performance is slow, that is, there is a shift process after reaching a certain speed during acceleration, which will delay some time. Specifically, we are in the performance test link. There will be manifestation.
Let's take a look at the tires. This new Sylphy 1.6L is equipped with Dunlop SP SPORT 270 tires with a size of 195/60 R16. It is a mid-level tire with both quietness and comfort. The grip is also good. In the actual noise test, the tire also showed the level it should be.
● Fuel consumption test
Perhaps the most concerned about a family car is its fuel consumption. We fill up the new Sylphy to the fuel tank port (until it can't be added), and then start the fuel consumption test. At that time, it was at the peak of off work. Everyone knew the road conditions in Beijing at 6:30, and there was basically nowhere to go. Congested road conditions (10km/h stop-and-go) occupies 80%, and other loops are relatively easy to walk, so the average speed displayed on the trip computer is only 16km/h .
Finally, we drove back to the gas station and filled it up to the fuel tank. The total distance was 121.6 kilometers, and the final fuel consumption was 8.64 liters/100 kilometers. Running this fuel consumption under such congested road conditions is already quite good for a family car. Buyers who are interested in buying this car can have a bottom in their hearts.
We give reasonable fuel consumption reference values for various levels of models (non-rigid indicators)
Purely economical minicar: no more than 7 liters/100 kilometers
Small car/hybrid: no more than 8 liters/100 kilometers
Compact/light SUV: no more than 10 liters/100 kilometers
Medium-sized car/medium-sized SUV: no more than 12 liters/100 kilometers
Other models: no more than 15 liters/100 kilometers
● Driving experience
It can be seen from the photos that the appearance of the new Sylphy has very typical family characteristics, which is closer to the nature of the current model. From this, I began to wonder whether the driving experience of the new Sylphy is also biased towards comfort? When I really drove it on the road, I found that the previous inference was completely correct.
The start of the new Sylphy is relatively brisk and linear, but it does not feel like a normal Japanese car. During normal acceleration, the engine will always be maintained at about 1500 rpm. As the vehicle speed increases, due to the characteristics of the CVT gearbox, the speed can be maintained almost constant until this stage before 100 km/h, the CVT gearbox continuously adjusts the transmission. ratio.
Maintaining a low speed can indeed save a lot of fuel costs for car owners, but this does not mean that the new Sylphy will not run fast. Paying attention to the low-speed torque adjustment can make the new Sylphy easier in daily use. Maybe you would say, what to do when overtaking? Will it be meaty?
Don’t worry, the new Sylphy has also taken this into consideration for everyone. There is a sports mode button on the side of the gearbox lever. When turned on, the engine will increase the cruising speed to 3,500 rpm, while the new Sylphy’s 1.6-liter engine has a maximum torque. At 4000 rpm, the vitality of the vehicle is significantly improved and the engine responds better.
However, it should be noted that the noise of the engine will rise to a more annoying stage after 3000 rpm, and at the same time, the fuel consumption will be “improved”. In addition, when driving at high speeds for a long time, the temperature of the CVT gearbox oil will continue to rise. When it reaches a certain temperature, the gearbox will automatically protect and control the speed below 4000 rpm. Obviously, the original intention of the new Sylphy S gear is not to let you use this mode often, but to cope with some unexpected needs in driving.
Compared with the Sylphy Classic, the new generation of Sylphy has added some damping on the steering wheel, brakes and accelerator pedals. This is indeed a good thing for the driver, but what I said is only an appropriate increase, and overall it is still very light. . The electric assisted steering wheel is effortless to operate, and what comes with it is the deviation in the directionality of the front of the car, which filters out most of the information on the road, and the overall feeling is not real enough.
The new Sylphy uses the old front Macpherson and rear torsion beam semi-independent suspension. Although it is not advanced enough, the overall adjustment is harmonious enough. It can be said that it turns decadence into a miracle. I believe no one will question the comfort of Sylphy. The new Sylphy not only guarantees enough comfort, but also adds a certain degree of toughness. It can also absorb the vibration of the road well and will not make you feel the slightest unpleasantness.
It’s comfortable and easy to drive, and there is no need to worry about fuel consumption, so let’s take a look at its actual test data.
● 0-100km/h acceleration
Imagine that a 1.6-liter engine with a docile CVT gearbox will definitely not have a majestic starting position. After the speed is bombed to 2200rpm, the accelerator is pedaled to the end, and the front wheels only have a very short slight slip to complete the start. On the way, due to the characteristics of the new gearbox, when accelerating to 80km/h, there will be an upshift action, the falling amplitude is about 200 rpm , and then continue to climb to 6000rpm, the final measured fastest time is 11.29 seconds, as a family car It's quite enough.
After testing, it was found that the thermal attenuation of Sylphy's CVT gearbox was relatively serious, and it was almost impossible to continuously test acceleration. After four times of acceleration, it took more than one time. We had to let the vehicle rest for a while.
★ About the acceleration results of the previous 1.8 models
I believe students who are concerned about Xuan Yi must have read our previous test article on the 1.8L top version, (click to view) the 0-100Km/h acceleration score is 11.56 seconds. When we measured 11.29 seconds for the 1.6L model, the people present were very surprised. How could it be faster than the 1.8L model? We re-borrowed a 1.8-topped test drive car with doubts for the second test. (Same as 1.6 test site environment)
The latest test result is that the acceleration score of the 1.8L model 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. We will update the results of the 1.8L model immediately, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused.
● Emergency brake test
The whole set of braking system is very linear, you can easily grasp the depth and strength, and can truly restore every movement of the pedal to the brake caliper. Moreover, the brake pedal of this generation of Sylphy is very full and full, giving the driver ample confidence.
In the process of emergency braking, the soft suspension support was not strong enough, and the foresight of the body posture can be clearly seen. The final score is fixed at 41.98 meters, which is regarded as the mainstream level in the same level.
● Summary analysis
Let's talk about the matter. Take our 1.6 luxury CVT version as an example. The price of wanting to own it is 135,000 yuan. Compared with the lowest equipped with electric sunroof, reversing assist, leather seats, and multi-functional leather steering wheel, the price is 16,000 yuan more, which should be considered as a good value. However, compared with the 1.8 luxury CVT version of 150,000 yuan, it lacks front side airbags, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, and heated rearview mirrors. This is a bit for passengers who emphasize safety and comfort. Disappointed. If you like the new Sylphy, it is recommended to choose this 1.6CVT luxury version, which is 15,000 cheaper than the 1.8L model. The power and configuration can meet the needs of home use, and the price advantage is obvious, so I personally think that the 1.6L model is more suitable for home use.
Compared with the horizontal price, the biggest rivals of the new Sylphy 1.6 luxury CVT (135,000) are the new Lavida 2013 1.6L automatic comfort version (137,900) and the Corolla 1.6 GL automatic dazzling version (140,800). From the test results, they are very in line with their product positioning, occupying half of the compact car market. Sylphy's sales performance has been tepid since its launch. It is not easy to catch up with these two rivals. For models like the New Sylphy that emphasize comfort, many consumers will still pay for them as long as they enlarge their advantages. One more sentence, Sylphy does not have rear anti-collision steel beams, which is very unkind. Moreover, the new Lavida has been equipped with ESP as standard, but the new Sylphy does not have it. This thing is really useful when it is critical. Regarding the key role of ESP in driving, we have compiled a video for you, and students who are concerned about this function can.
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