The Road Ahead : August 2010
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 48 THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEPT 2010 MOTORING ROAD TEST How they stack up! HONDA CIVIC HONDA CIVIC KIA CERATO SUZUKI SX4 SUZUKI SX4 VTi-L SLi LIANA S PRICE^ $28,990 $25,190 $25,490 Country of Origin Thailand South Korea Japan STANDARD FEATURES (S: standard; NA: not available; Opt/$: option) Auto transmission 5-spd w/- Grade Logic 4-spd CVT Climate control airconditioning S S S Alloy wheels S (16") S (17") S (17") Tyres 205/55 R16 215/45 R17 205/50 R17 Spare wheel type Full size steel Full size alloy Space saver CD player/power windows S (6-stack)/S S/S S/S Driver's seat height adjustment S S S Steering height/reach adjustment S/S S/S S/NA SAFETY EQUIPMENT Airbags (dual front/side/curtain) S S S ABS/EBD/BA/ESC/TC S S S Seatbelt pretensioners (front) S S S Height-adjustable seatbelts (front) S S S Crash rating (ANCAP) PERFORMANCE Engine 1.8-litre inline SOHC 4-cyl 2.0-litre inline DOHC 4-cyl 2.0-litre inline 4-cyl Max. power (kW @ rpm) 103 @ 6300 115 @ 6200 112 @ 6200 Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 174 @ 4200 194 @ 4300 190 @ 4000 Kerb weight (kg) 1210 1359 1295 0-100 km/h (test average, 2 occupants) 10.7 10.5 10.1 Braking from 80 km/h (test average) 25.2 m 24.5 m 22.9 m FUEL/ENVIRONMENT Fuel type 91 RON ULP 91 RON ULP 91 RON ULP Average (litres/100 km, as tested) 7.6 8.5 7.9 Tank (litres/range (km, as tested) 50/658 52/612 50/633 Environmental rating (GVG) CO2 emissions (g/km) 171 187 178 SERVICING/TYPICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS PRICES Warranty (yrs/km) 3/100,000 5/unlimited 3/100,000 Est. servicing costs to 75,000 km () $1638 (80,000 km) $1531 $1294 Tyres/brake pads/rotors, oil/air filters $1433 $1772 $1351 Windscreen wiper blades (2) $52 $33 $34 INSURANCE COSTS (annual^^) $654 $578 $578 ^^Based on an RACQ Insurance comprehensive policy for a 35-year-old male, maximum no claim bonus, vehicle financially unencumbered, and $500 excess. Postcode 4066. Multi-policy and RACQ member loyalty discounts may apply. STAR RATINGS Value for money Design and function On the road Overall ^NEW CAR PRICES WHERE QUOTED ARE MANUFACTURERS' LIST PRICES AND DO NOT INCLUDE STATUTORY AND DELIVERY CHARGES. PRICES CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING. SEE RACQ.COM/NEWCARS FOR MORE NEW CAR REVIEWS. RACQ CAN HELP WITH FINANCE, INSURANCE AND VEHICLE INSPECTIONS. CALL 13 1905 OR VISIT WWW.RACQ.COM.AU.
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