Buying a car may be cheaper than buying a house, but it has never been so expensive. Here's how to save/Website manufacturer, manufacturer
In recent years, hybrid family cars have become the standard of the group and its sales. They combine low fuel consumption with usability, comfort and road handling that are better than any Jeep in their price. But after the recent wave of price increases, the Corolla Hybrid is already starting at NIS 162,167 and the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid at NIS 3,2 higher.
So if you're looking for a new family, it's time to think again about the few gasoline family cars still sold here. They're also roomier, more useful and more agile than gasoline jeeps in their prices, and some also add road handling and driving pleasure that electrified cars don't have. And they are significantly cheaper: a basic Mazda 15 with a 20-liter engine is currently more than NIS 40,<> cheaper than a hybrid Corolla. So yes, their fuel consumption will be <>-<> percent higher. But if you're one of those who don't travel much, the additional cost of fuel will be lower than the money you'll save buying.
If you're in the market for a used young family, the price gap will be even bigger given the high demand for second-hand hybrids, and the fact that two- or three-year-old gasoline family cars are now mostly found in leasing company lots, with an additional discount and better bargaining power than if you were looking for a hybrid or Jeep there.
Mazda 3. Like the only small 6 priced from Toyota Yaris Cross/website manufacturer, manufacturer
Mazda 3: almost luxury for the price of much less
What was until a decade ago the national car has since undergone a major change, as part of the Japanese automaker's effort to move up the market and be considered a young luxury car. The current generation launched in 2019 no longer has weak leasing engines, the power unit is 2,000cc, 165 hp, with a 6-speed automatic transmission, enough for 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and a combined official fuel consumption of 13.8 km per litre. Most importantly, it costs almost as much today as the Toyota Yaris Cross. The multimedia screen has 8.8 inches.
Price: 147,5 NIS for a Comfort sedan (and until the end of next week there is another 2,000 NIS discount).
Safety: 5 out of 5 stars in European crash test, 6 airbags, full active safety.
Why yes: Handsome and higher quality than usual at its price level, pleasant and invested driver environment, good performance and sporty road handling.
Why not: City ride comfort isn't outstanding, and neither is the backseat room. The level of equipment in the base version is adequate (keyless entry, but propulsion is), plus NIS 7,000 you will get the following level of equipment Spirit, with a sunwindow, gear changes from levers in the steering wheel and full keyless drive, along with an upgrade from light 16-inch wheels to 18-inches.
Walla Test Vehicle:Mazda 3 on first drive
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Nissan Sentra: America on sale
Nissan's family car for the US market has never had as much success here as other Japanese ones, although in the current generation launched here in 2020 it is not a bad car at all. Its design is sporty, as is the cockpit. The luggage compartment has a volume of only 400 litres (440 litres in Mazda), but the engine is a 2,000cc non-turbocharged engine, mated to a continuous automatic box. That's enough for 8.8 seconds from 0 to 96 km/h (Edmonds measurement) and an official 16.1 km/l combined.
Price: NIS 150,10.
Safety: A high "good" score on the IIHS crash test in the USA, <> airbags and full active safety, including emergency braking when reversing.
Why yes: Handsome, well-equipped, spacious and good performance, successful continuous box. Comfortable and has good road handling.
Why not: modest trunk, outdated multimedia.
Walla Car Test:Nissan Sentra First Driving
Skoda Scala. Compact family equipped and economical price of Toyota Yaris/Keinan Cohen, Keinan Cohen
Skoda Scala: Golf's practical cousin
When you talk about a family Skoda, you immediately think of the excellent Octavia, but it too already costs NIS 156,2019 in the base version with short waiting times. But Skoda has another family option, the compact scale, which even made history and its global unveiling took place in 1 in Petah Tikva (!).
It got the Volkswagen Group's 000,115cc turbo-petrol engine (7 hp), and its 10-speed dual-clutch robotic box. That's enough for a reasonable 3.0 seconds from 100 to 17 km/h, and especially to an official 5.8 km per litre. There is an 130-inch screen.
Price:from NIS 5,5 Safety: 7 out of 429 stars in the European crash test, 16 airbags, autonomous emergency braking,
adaptive cruise control and lane departure correction.
Why yes: Costs as much as the Toyota Yaris, as spacious as the Corolla, and the luggage compartment (10 litres) is more spacious and functional than the Nissan Sedan. Good good intake.
Why not: Does not stand out in performance, comfort and road handling. Only 000 years warranty. The base version Ambition is pretty basic (standard air conditioner, light 18-inch wheels). A style version for an additional NIS <>,<> upgrades to climate control, <>-inch wheels, a digital instrument cluster, rear parking sensors and ambient lighting.
Walla Car Test:Skoda Scala on First Driving
Focus. GTI or ST character, for less than the price of Corolla/Kenan Cohen
Ford Focus: The Last Sporty Family
Since the brilliant first generation of the Focus 25 years ago, the manufacturer has done everything to damage its reputation, from the boring design and outdated engines in the second generation to the problematic robotic gear and the 1,500cc engine with cracks in the block in the third generation. And that's why the fourth generation is sold here almost underground, even though it's not only the best, but offers character and driving pleasure that usually has to pay NIS 100,1 more to get it.
The 000,155cc (155 hp) turbo-petrol engine has 2 hp (yes, almost the same as Mazda's 7-litre) and a mild hybrid puzzle, and a 0-speed robotic transmission. That's enough for 100-8 km/h in 4.18 seconds and an official 1.8 km/l, not far from true hybrid numbers. The multimedia screen has 5 inches, and the price threshold already below us enters only the 152-door version.
Safety: 6 out of 341 stars in the European crash test. <> airbags, full active safety (no blind spot vehicle detection)
Walla test Vehicle:Ford Focus vs Volkswagen Golf
Why yes: Sporty design, interesting driver environment, spacious rear seat. Good performance, excellent road handling, becomes compact hot for the poor when switching to sport mode, which also gives a great soundtrack.
Why not: Only <> liters in the luggage compartment, no air conditioner port at the rear, cumbersome manual operation for the automatic box and in general human engineering does not stand out.
*Yes, the focus exceeds the threshold we set. It is worth this deviation
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