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[YesAuto Model PK] This comparison is based on a family's experience in choosing a car not long ago. An elder in the family wants to buy a car and puts forward five requirements: 1. The price of a naked car is about 170,000; 2. A sedan; 3. Automatic transmission ; 4. The power is stronger than the previous Elantra Elantra; 5. The safety is better. The first three items are mandatory requirements, and the latter two items can be flexibly controlled depending on the situation.

Receiving the demand, quickly search in the brain. There are about 170,000 three-box automatic transmission cars. Due to the power requirements, only models with power stronger than the 1.6L naturally aspirated engine are considered; the concept of safety is relatively difficult to grasp, and the crash test results and active and passive safety configurations are mainly considered here. , The side airbag and ESP electronic stability program are hard requirements.

According to the above standards, compact cars include at least Sagitar, Focus, Yinglang GT, Honda Civic, Octavia, Cruze and other models. If discounts are included, then some entry-level mid-sized cars, such as Sonata eight, K5, Winning, etc. can barely be shortlisted. At this time, the brand's previously unreported demand dictated the choice. Why don't you want to buy Japanese and Korean cars, and why you don't like the logos of Skoda and Cruze became the reasons for eliminating them.

When making further selections, the medium-sized cars were first excluded. There are two main reasons. One is that the elders are not too young, and they don't want to buy a car that is too big to increase the driving difficulty. In addition, entry-level mid-size cars often have low configuration and weak power. Many do not have ESP, and the safety configuration has shrunk seriously.

Next, when choosing a compact car in detail, the Civic was first ruled out. The main reason was that family members were not interested in Japanese cars. Although Octavia had a good foundation, Skoda's brand was unable to convince the family, so it was ruled out. The Cruze is generally good, with a large inventory and a good price/performance ratio. However, in the family's view, the Chevrolet brand is one grade lower than the Buick brand, so the Cruze is also excluded. Fox is good in all aspects and personally likes it, but the elders are older and can't accept Fox's dynamic and sharp appearance…So in the end we left the two protagonists we compared today, Sagitar and Hideo GT. The family believes that the reason for this choice is that these two cars are more in line with the needs of the family from the brand and the temperament of the entire model.

Compare models Price (ten thousand yuan)
New Sagitar 1.4TSI automatic luxury type 16.78 (No discount)
Yinglang GT1.6T Fashion Sports Edition Leather 17.73 (about 9,000 yuan discount)

Taking into account the needs of the family, we finally selected the 1.4TSI automatic luxury model of the new Sagitar and the 1.6T fashion sports leather model of the Yinglang GT for comparison. The following parts related to the configuration will be based on these two models.

Dimensions: highlight the sense of high quality

  New Sagitar

“Didn't you buy a Sagitar? Why did you buy such an expensive car!”. Although the creativity of the new Sagitar advertisement is really ridiculous, it can also be seen from the manufacturer's demand for the vehicle design, that is, to make the new Sagitar look more classy and luxurious. The new family design more or less inherited the shadow of the new Magotan, and also gave a compact car a sense of leapfrogging. At least the family is quite satisfied with its appearance.

Hero GT

When the Yinglang GT was launched, it was dubbed the name “Little Lacrosse”, which also shows its grasp of luxury in design. Compared with Yinglang, both the front face and the rear of the car have made a lot of changes, and he changed a sporty small steel cannon to its current luxurious appearance. What makes me feel abrupt is the design of the “White-Browed Hero” at the rear of the car, but the family's sentence: “The two bright strips at the rear of the car are very beautiful.” It makes me completely confused. Maybe Shanghai GM knows the Chinese people better than the auto media. Taste it.

Body size model Sagitar Hideo GT
Length (mm) 4644 4671
Width (mm) 1778 1815
Height (mm) 1482 1478
Wheelbase (mm) 2651 2685

The comparison of body size is a compulsory course for each PK. Yinglang GT has advantages in terms of length, width and wheelbase, but only loses 4mm in body height. But can the size advantage be reflected in the actual riding space? According to my understanding of the two cars, it is not necessarily true.

In terms of wheels and tires, Yinglang GT performed more honestly, with 225mm wide tires and 17-inch large five-spoke wheels with excellent visual effects. In contrast, Sagitar’s 205mm tires are a bit stingy, and the style of ten-spoke wheels is relatively ordinary.

Central control interior: Sagitar conservative, Yinglang GT stylish

◆ Sagitar

The new Sagitar still continues the slightly conservative interior design style of Volkswagen. Such a cockpit may not give you too much luxury or driving passion. Compared with the old models, the changes are also lackluster, but fortunately the details of the workmanship. The material has not shrunk, and the large-area soft-touch material is very attractive.

Compared with the introverted and conservative of the public, the enveloping cockpit of Yinglang GT gives people stronger sensory stimulation. Of course, the relatively radical design is also pros and cons. Young people may indulge in it, but it may be seen by the elders. Some are too fancy and complicated, because for them, the fewer buttons on the center console, the better.

Riding space performance: Sagitar has a weak advantage

◆ Sagitar

This time, the space of the new Sagitar has been significantly improved after the wheelbase has been lengthened. Even if the front and rear rows are used for passengers up to 180cm in height, the legroom in the back row is not a problem.

Hero GT

The performance of the front row of the Yinglang GT is basically the same as that of the new Sagitar, and the space for a punch is excellent; the rear space is also sufficient for family cars, and it is slightly smaller than the new Sagitar.

Trunk space: Sagitar has a larger volume

Trunk size models Sagitar Hideo GT
Depth (mm) 1070 930
Width (mm) 1035 1000
Height (mm) 550 550
Volume (L) 510 455

◆ Sagitar

The official trunk volume of the new Sagitar reaches 510L, which is the same as the old Sagitar, and belongs to the upper-middle level in the same class. The space in the trunk is very regular and the utilization rate is high. The rear seats support 4/6 points folding down, and the expandability is also satisfactory.

Hero GT

The official volume of the Yinglang GT trunk is 455L, which is 55L smaller than that of the Sagitar. This can also be seen from the dimensions we measured. In addition to the height of 550mm, the Yinglang GT trunk is slightly inferior to the Sagitar in width and depth. Of course, the trunk of the Yinglang GT is also neat and supports 4/6 points expansion function, the overall performance is also very good.

Configuration comparison

◆ Security configuration: basically the same

Safety configuration models Sagitar 1.4TSI
Automatic luxury
Yinglang 1.6T Fashion Sports Edition Leather
Driver's seat airbag
Co-pilot airbag
Front side airbag
Brake assist
Traction control
Electronic stability program
Uphill assist

The safety configuration of the two vehicles is relatively in place. In terms of passive safety configuration, both vehicles have front airbags and side airbags for the main and co-drivers. In terms of active safety configuration, both vehicles are equipped with comprehensive protection of ABS+EBD+ESP. The only difference is that Sagitar has added uphill assist functions compared to Yinglang.

◆ Comfortable configuration: each has its own characteristics

Comfortable configuration models Sagitar 1.4TSI
Automatic luxury
Yinglang 1.6T Fashion Sports Edition Leather
Cruise control
Lumbar support adjustment
Daytime running lights
Automatic headlights
Adjustable headlight height
Ambient lights in the car
Rear exhaust vent
Number of speakers 8 6

In fact, the configuration of the car is not too expensive, but whether you need it or not. For example, for an old man who travels to and from the city and outskirts every week, the cruise at a fixed speed is very practical on the highway and can greatly reduce the fatigue caused by driving. But if you rarely use high speeds, this configuration is dispensable.

The rear exhaust vent is also the same reason. If your car has a high usage rate of the rear seat and you often have to carry a family, then this configuration of the rear exhaust vent is practical. And if the back row is often empty or just put something, then there is no need to spend more money for it.

Compared with the Sagitar, the two main configurations of the Yinglang GT are the automatic headlights and the OnStar system. In fact, the old man is not interested in these two configurations. One reason is that the old drivers of their age have long been used to all functions. “In addition, they have a little awe in their hearts for “high-tech” such as Anjixing, and they always feel that they will not use it well.

In fact, I think these two configurations are very important. The automatic headlights are not only as simple as eliminating the usual steps of turning on and off the lights, but also when you enter a tunnel or under a bridge, they can also be quickly turned on to provide lighting. Anjixing is the kind of configuration that is usually unknown and saves people in critical moments. If it is a model that has been equipped with Anjixing, it is recommended that you stick to it.

Power system

◆ Sagitar

At the beginning, it has been said that this car selection has certain requirements for power, and it must be an automatic transmission model, so the combination of 1.4T+7-speed DSG is more suitable for Sagitar. This power system is already very familiar to everyone, and it was once called the golden power combination of the public. However, with the recent outbreak of DSG issues, the fineness of gold has also become awaiting inspection. After all, for the power system of a car, the importance of stability should be overwhelming.

Hero GT

The strength of the 1.6T engine of Yinglang GT is obvious to all. Both the parameters and the actual acceleration performance are not comparable to the 1.4T+DSG of the new Sagitar. If you have higher power requirements, you can consider it. The performance of the S6 gearbox paired with the two engines is very mediocre. Although there are six forward gears, neither the smoothness of the shift nor the agility during rapid acceleration are too satisfying.

Hanging: Don’t say anyone…

I remember that when Golf is compared with Yinglang XT, the suspension can be regarded as a bonus for golf, but when Sagitar is compared with Yinglang GT, its own advantages have turned into disadvantages. The degradation of the rear suspension of the Sagitar really hurt fans who believe in the invincibility of popular technology. In order to save the cost, the loss of word-of-mouth is worth it, you and I don't count, the final market and sales will prove everything.

Comparison of test results and driving experience

The starting action of the new Sagitar is very characteristic of the DSG gearbox. Due to the automatic protection of the DSG gearbox, the clutch coupling process is relatively slow. About one second after the start, the power bursts out. The final measured 0-100km/h acceleration score is 9.42 seconds, at the same level as Golf 6's 9.22 seconds.

The Yinglang GT, which ran in 8.29 seconds, was also not as fast as expected at the start. The 225mm wide tires provided enough grip, so the start was only slightly slippery, and the entire acceleration process was relatively smooth.

The new Sagitar’s brake foot feels soft, but the final result is acceptable. The 100km/h-0 braking distance fluctuates at 41 meters, with an average score of 40.83 meters.

When the Yinglang GT brakes fully, the front suspension is significantly compressed, and the final result is 41.02 meters. Although not as good as the Yinglang XT, it is considered an excellent category.

Compared with the acceleration performance, I think everyone may be more concerned about their daily driving conditions. The new Sagitar’s dynamic response in D gear mode is relatively slow, and DSG’s diligent work ensures that the engine speed starts below 2000 rpm. It still has the solidness of a Volkswagen when it drives, but it also adds the softness of a Japanese car, making a slight compromise to comfort.

The Yinglang GT hides a passionate heart under a seemingly luxurious and comfortable shell. The driving experience of the vehicle is the same as the Yinglang XT, with fast power and full of fun to drive. Although it has a large trunk compared to the Yinglang XT, its curb weight has actually only increased by 5 kg, so it is not too sporty.

Post-maintenance: not cheap, Yinglang GT is more expensive

New Sagitar 1.4TSI+DSG model maintenance cost

2012 Sagitar 1.4TSI vehicle maintenance parts price list (according to the original 5W / 40 oil 198 yuan / 4L 54 Yuan / 1L each time you need 4L)



45000 405
50000 405
55,000 405
60000 AT:

1. The air filter element is replaced every 20,000 kilometers
2. Gasoline filter element and air-conditioning filter element are replaced every 30,000 kilometers
3. The gearbox oil is changed every 60,000 kilometers
4. Turbocharged models need to add a bottle of original fuel additive for each maintenance

The warranty period of the new Sagitar vehicle is 2 years or 60,000 kilometers
1.4 The total maintenance cost required for the TSI model to travel 60,000 kilometers is AT: 6425 yuan

Note: ●: Need to be replaced ○: Routine inspection, replace if needed-: No need to replace

    The 1.4TSI model has the first warranty for 5000 kilometers, and thereafter it can be maintained every 10000 kilometers or 1 year. In addition to the free warranty, the maintenance cost of only replacing the oil filter and fuel additives is 405 yuan per time, the maintenance cost of changing the oil + triple filter is 535 yuan, and the maintenance cost of replacing the oil filter + air filter + spark plug is 770. For major maintenance at 60,000 kilometers, the cost of DSG models is 1,515 yuan. 1.4 The total maintenance cost of 60,000 kilometers for TSI+DSG models is 6,425 yuan .

Maintenance costs for Yinglang GT 1.6T+6AT models

GM Buick Yinglang 1.6T model maintenance cycle and cost
Air conditioning filter Timing belt gearbox oil Spark plug
7500 Replace every 80,000 kilometers free
15000 781 yuan
22500 693 yuan
30000 961 yuan
37500 1380 yuan
45000 894 yuan
52500 580 yuan
60000 1571 yuan
The engine is a timing chain system without replacement

The vehicle warranty period is 2 years or 60,000 kilometers. When the GM Buick Hideo GT travels to 60,000 kilometers:
The total cost of routine maintenance for 1.6T automatic transmission models is 6,860 yuan

Note: ●: Need to be replaced ○: Routine inspection, replace if necessary-: No need to replace

The maintenance mileage of the Yinglang GT 1.6T model is 7,500 kilometers, which is longer than the 5000 kilometers of the Sagitar. However, the price of a single maintenance is very high, so it is more expensive than Sagitar. The total maintenance cost of 60,000 kilometers is 6,860 yuan, which is higher than Sagitar’s 6,425 yuan. Of course, the maintenance costs of 4S stores in various places will vary, so you should ask the dealer more before buying the car, and the local price shall prevail.


◆Summary of the advantages and characteristics of Sagitar:

1. The appearance and interior are more concise and atmospheric, which can adapt to a wider range of ages;
2. The rear passenger space is slightly larger;
3. The trunk is bigger;
4. It has an uphill assist function in terms of safety configuration;
5. Conventional configuration is more practical, with fixed speed cruise, rear exhaust air outlet and other configurations;
6. Good driving smoothness and more comfortable adjustment;
7. Slightly cheaper maintenance
8. More fuel-efficient (from the point of view of netizens' fuel consumption).

◆ Summary of the advantages and characteristics of Yinglang GT:

1. The appearance and interior are more fashionable and luxurious, which is more popular among young people;
2. Matched wheels and tires are more honest;
3. Have a human-computer interaction system like OnStar;
4. The engine performance is stronger and the gearbox performance is more stable;
5. The Watt connecting rod is added on the basis of the rear torsion beam suspension to improve the cornering performance;
6. Drive more passionately and adjust more sporty;
7. In most areas, there is no need to wait too long, and there are discounts if there is no price increase.

Family's Choice

I think after reading the above list, everyone can already guess the final choice of the old man. Yes, it is the new Sagitar 1.4TSI automatic luxury type. Compared with Yinglang GT, the new Sagitar 1.4TSI automatic luxury model is more in line with the needs of the family in terms of driving experience and configuration. Sagitar’s better reputation in fuel consumption is also an important reason for the family’s choice.

Analysis of the positioning of the two cars and the suitable crowd

First of all, the bare car price of 170,000 yuan for the two cars is really not cheap, because at this price you can even buy some entry-level mid-size cars. It is not excessive to say that the two cars are high-end products among civilian compact cars. Of course, the actual performance of the two cars is also satisfactory. Whether it is design, workmanship, materials, power or configuration, they are not inferior to those mid-sized cars at the same price, not to mention the appeal of the two brands of Volkswagen and Buick. It is also one of the top luxury brands, and this intangible value is also an important reason for consumers to buy cars.

Specific to the two cars, it is difficult to say with certainty who is good and who is bad. They have not exactly the same positioning and their own purchasers. Although they are not distinct, they are at least not a complete intersection. My suggestion is that older friends can consider the new Sagitar more. This group of people does not have such high requirements for power and handling. A car that is comfortable, spacious, fuel-free, and does not lose face is just suitable for them; and Yinglang GT hides a sporty heart under its luxurious appearance. Beautiful wheels and Anji Star, which can be enjoyed by young people, are all its attractions. If you are less than 35 years old, it is better to consider passion and face. Take into account the Hideo GT.

The article is not over yet, there are two comparison models on the fourth page of the parameter configuration table, interested readers can check it out in detail.

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