This Thursday (November 18, 2021), FAW Toyota Lingfang HARRIER (hereinafter referred to as Lingfang) announced its official listing. As a brand new mid-size SUV under FAW Toyota, Lingfang’s product positioning lies between RAV4 Rongfang and Crown Lufang. After the official launch of Lingfang, there are a total of 7 models in two power versions, 2.0L fuel and 2.5L hybrid.The official guide price range is 21.18-29.78 million yuan,Compared with the previously announced pre-sale price, the overall price is slightly lower. Today, let’s analyze and discuss together, for the newly listed FAW Toyota Lingfang HARRIER, which one is the best value for money.
As mentioned earlier, the Amplifier on the market this time can be divided into two versions, “2.0L fuel version” and “2.5L hybrid version” depending on the powertrain.
inThe “2.0L fuel version” has four models of cars, which can be understood as four grades: entry, low, medium, and high, All are two-wheel drive models;
andThere are three models under the “2.5L Hybrid Edition”, which can be understood as three grades: low, medium, and high., Except for the low-end two-wheel drive models, the mid-range and high-end models are all four-wheel drive models. The details are shown in the table below.
※ The “2.0L CVT Two-Drive Progressive Version” that can be skipped directly
Among the 7 models of Lingfang, the entry model under the “2.0L fuel version”, the “2.0L CVT two-wheel drive aggressive version” is actually a relatively special existence.
For friends who often watch cars, they generally know the significance of entry-level models under most models, and it is more for lowering the starting price of the entire model. Compared with other models, the configuration level of all entry-level models is usually lower, and there are not many consumers who choose purely for personal use. Therefore, all the entry-level models of cars are actually more suitable to be bought by some enterprises and institutions as rental cars or official cars.
Therefore, if you are considering whether to buy a Lingfang for your own use, it is recommended that you can skip this model directly. After all, it is the model with the lowest configuration in the entire Lingfang car series. There is nothing worth studying and pondering. It is better to spend time and energy on the cost-effectiveness of the next few models. Do you think that makes sense? ?
※ Under the premise of the same model, is there any configuration difference between the fuel version and the hybrid version?
When we skipped Lingfang’s “2.0L CVT two-wheel drive aggressive version”, it is not difficult to find that at this time, whether it is the “2.0L fuel version” or the “2.5L hybrid version”, there are only 3 models left. Car models. If you look further at their naming, you can see that the remaining three models of Lingfang’s “2.0L fuel version” and “2.5L hybrid version” are all luxurious, according to the order of configuration from low to high. The three grades of exclusive and flagship.
Here comes the problem. If a consumer just likes the configuration of the “two-wheel drive luxury” grade, but is entangled in whether to buy the fuel version or the hybrid version, then when the same is the “two-wheel drive luxury” model, the fuel version and Are there any configuration differences between the hybrid version? If so, is the configuration difference big? Let’s take a look at the following table first.
(1) Lingfang low-end model car configuration differences
Through comparison, we found that the low-end models of Lingfang, the fuel version of the “2.0L CVT two-wheel drive luxury version” and the hybrid version of the “dual-engine 2.5L CVT two-wheel drive luxury version” except for the powertrain. In addition to the essential difference, there is only a difference in “engine start-stop technology” at the functional configuration level, which is completely negligible.
And these two models are based on the guide priceA difference of 3X million, Considering that they are all two-wheel drive models, so if you are more inclined to buy a low-profile model from Lingfang, you should buy a fuel version or a hybrid version. You just need to judge it yourself.Spend an extra 30,000 yuanIt’s just as worth buying Toyota’s “THS II gasoline-electric hybrid system based on a 2.5L engine”. No need to think about other issues.
(2) Differences in configuration of Lingfang mid-range models
What’s interesting is that Lingfang’s two mid-range models are the fuel version of the “2.0L CVT two-wheel drive premium version” and the hybrid version of the “dual-engine 2.5L CVT four-wheel drive premium version.” At the level of functional configuration, there is only a difference in “engine start-stop technology”; of course, the other difference is that the mid-range model of the Lingfang fuel version is a two-wheel drive model, while the mid-range model of the hybrid version The matching model is a four-wheel drive model.
Then referring to the guide price gap between these two models, Lingfang’s two mid-range modelsA difference of 42,000 yuan, So for consumers who are interested in buying Lingfang mid-range models, the problems that need to be solved by themselves are mainly focused on judgingSpend an extra 42,000 yuanIs it worth it to buy a set of gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain and four-wheel drive function?
But maybe you will ask again, so if II want to upgrade from Lingfang’s low-profile model to a mid-range model. What advanced features can I get in terms of configuration?Let’s take a look now.
As shown in the table above, weTake the fuel version of Lingfang as an example. When consumers upgrade from a low-profile model to a mid-range model, in addition to an additional budget of 10,000 yuan (subject to the guide price, other preferential conditions are not considered), The additional items that can be obtained at the configuration level roughly include the following:
a. The reversing image is upgraded to a 360° panoramic image
b. Ordinary skylights are upgraded to panoramic skylights, but they are all types that cannot be opened
c. Increase the power seat memory function in the driver’s seat
d. The central control screen is upgraded from 8 inches to 12.3 inches
e. Add multimedia car-machine system and subsequent voice recognition control functions, as well as car networking and OTA upgrades, etc.
f. Add LED daytime running lights
g. Increase outside mirror memory
but,How practical is the added configuration?Let’s analyze it together.
a. For most people with normal driving skills, there are reversing images, and combined with rearview mirror observation, they can basically complete reversing, parking and other operations normally. The necessity of upgrading to a 360° panoramic image is not very strong, unless the owner is an absolute novice.
b. Since ordinary sunroofs and panoramic sunroofs cannot be opened, it is a piece of glass on the roof of the car, which is nothing more than a big and a small difference. It seems that upgrading to a panoramic sunroof does not make much sense.
c. Increase the power seat memory of the main driver’s seat and the memory of the exterior mirrors. For most home users, the main driver of the vehicle does not usually change frequently, so it is like a seat or a rearview mirror. These devices can be used for a long time after being adjusted once and do not need to be adjusted frequently. Therefore, there is no need to upgrade.
d. The central control screen has been upgraded from 8 inches to 12.3 inches. At the same time, the multimedia vehicle system and the subsequent voice recognition control functions, as well as the Internet of Vehicles and OTA upgrades, are added. First of all, you have to think clearly. Compared with the driving function of the vehicle itself, the importance of the central control screen is not particularly high, so the size of the size is naturally not that important; in addition, it is upgraded from a low configuration to a medium configuration. When it comes to the question of whether the multimedia car system can be obtained, we can only tell the truth. The multimedia car machine carried by Lingfang has not reached the point where we must have it. We can completely rely on smartphones for many of the same type of functional requirements. solve.
e. As for the addition of LED daytime running lights, this thing is not originally intended for lighting. For car owners, it is nothing more than an increase or decrease in appearance, so it is not a function that must be obtained.
It can be seen thatRegarding the upgrade of Lingfang’s car from a low-end model to a mid-range model, the advanced configuration available to consumers is actually limited, and it is not a cost-effective behavior.. As for the upgrade of Lingfang’s hybrid version from a low-profile model to a mid-range model, the additional items that consumers can get at the configuration level are actually the same as the fuel version’s upgrade from a low-profile model to a mid-range model, nothing more than more. It’s just a four-wheel drive, so we won’t repeat it here.
(3) Differences in configuration of Lingfang high-end models
More interesting is coming, Lingfang’s two high-end models, namely the fuel version of the “2.0L CVT Two-wheel Drive Ultimate” and the hybrid version of the “Dual Engine 2.5L CVT Four-wheel Drive Ultimate”, they are in The functional configuration level is still only a difference in “engine start-stop technology”; of course, the other difference is also that the high-end model of the Lingfang fuel version is a two-wheel drive model, while the high-end model of the hybrid version is a four-wheel drive model. Drive models.
With reference to the guide price gap between these two models, the prices of Lingfang’s two high-end models are alsoA difference of 42,000 yuanTherefore, for consumers who are interested in purchasing Lingfang high-end models, the problems that need to be solved by themselves still cannot escape the judgment.Spend an extra 42,000 yuanIs it worth it to buy a set of hybrid electric powertrain and four-wheel drive function?
When I got here, I guess you must have wanted to ask again, so if II want to upgrade from Lingfang’s mid-range model to a high-end model. What advanced features can I get in terms of configuration?Don’t worry, let’s study and study now.
We stillTake the fuel version of Lingfang as an example, As shown in the table above,When consumers upgrade from a mid-range model to a high-end model, in addition to an additional budget of 16,000 yuan (subject to the guide price, no other preferential conditions are considered), The additional items that can be obtained at the configuration level generally include parallel assistance, fatigue driving prompts, reversing side warning system, electric trunk, electric trunk position memory, steering wheel heating, 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel, front seat ventilation , Facial recognition, 9-speaker JBL audio, multi-layer sound insulation glass, streaming media rearview mirror, rain-sensing wiper, car air purifier, negative ion generator.
These added featuresCovers active safety configuration, convenience configuration, comfort configuration and technological configuration,In terms of practicality, the performance is relatively good，Compared to the 16,000 yuan budget that needs to be increased in the cost of buying a car, it is still worth the money. As for whether such an upgrade should be made in the final car purchase decision, it mainly depends on the consumer’s car purchase budget and the degree of need for these advanced configurations.
We need to remind everyone that the hybrid version of Lingfang has been upgraded from the mid-range model to the high-end model. The additional items that consumers can get at the configuration level are also the same as the fuel version upgraded from the mid-range model to the high-end model. Wheel drive, I won’t go into details here.
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To sum up, under the premise of ensuring the same grade of models, the configuration difference between the fuel version and the hybrid version of FAW Toyota Lingfang is minimal and can basically be ignored. However, in combination with Lingfang’s upgrade from low-end to mid-range, and from the mid-range to high-end upgrade, the additional configuration items that can be obtained, and combined with the guide prices of the corresponding models, Lingfang’s two low-end models The fuel version of the “2.0L CVT two-wheel drive luxury version” and the hybrid version of the “dual-engine 2.5L CVT two-wheel drive luxury version” have relatively the highest cost performance, and are our first recommended purchase models. As for whether you spend 229,800 yuan on the fuel version or 259,800 yuan on the hybrid version, it depends entirely on personal preference.Return to Sohu to see more