German autoblog Autobild for several months (from May to August 2018) tested the station wagon Lada Vesta SW and its Cross-version, studying the main features of the Russian model. What conclusions did the journalists make?
In fact, experts concluded that the new Vesta SW is a simple and practical car. According to them, Steve Mattin’s design of the universal proved to be quite successful, besides the pleasant body lines, the car has a very thoughtful interior.
The Germans appreciated the wide-open doors and the high-lift trunk lid. The latter, in their opinion, allows you to load a capacious cargo compartment without bending down, that’s only in garages with a low ceiling it’s worth to be more careful.
Doors liked the spacious lounge Lada Vesta SW. At the same time, Autobild noted that the decoration of the interior of previous models of the Russian brand was not dominated by the most high-quality and sharply smelling plastic, however, in the new universal, the quality of finishing materials no longer causes censures.
The ergonomics of the salon also fell to the pedantic Germans. According to them, everything is in the seats of the Russian station wagon. But the lack of a multimedia system of representatives of the media unpleasantly surprised, but neither, we recall, tested the simplest version.
In their test machine, a conventional radio with an old-fashioned display and rather weak speakers is installed. According to journalists, this is simply unacceptable for a modern car. But the soundproofing model fell in love.
During the tests, they noticed that even at high speeds in the station wagon remains quiet enough, and noises penetrating into the cabin do not interfere, for example, to talk on the phone
But the technical stuffing of the car in Autobild was recognized as obsolete, while stressing that the 1,6-liter unit with a capacity of 106 hp installed on the wagon. not bad at all.
On tests the engine showed that it is quite enough for driving on local autobahns, however at high rpm (over 5,000 rpm) the motor becomes too noisy. As for the expense, for the entire run the Germans intended 7.9 liters per 100 km. This result was recognized by experts of the magazine as moderate