Comparison - Lada niva 4x4 2018 - vs - Seat Arona FR 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Lada 4x4,Lada Bushman,Lada Cossack,Lada Fora,Lada Hussar,Lada Job,Lada Neve,Lada Sport,Lada Taiga

Also called:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
Updated: 
11 Jan 2018
26,806
Updated: 
24 Apr 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
4
5
Transmission: 
5-speed Manual
5-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
no
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
3
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.10gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
#005160
#5C604D
#C4A448
#FFFFFF
#371723
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Rough, tough, rugged and chunky to drive, the Lada Niva won’t appeal to sophisticated SUV drivers – it feels like a car from the past. Unsurprisingly, the UK importer is targeting the agricultural market, offering it as an alternative to a second-hand Land Rover Defender. With a two-year warranty and a whole load of old-school appeal, it has a certain charm – although its best days are long behind it.

This really is a Lada Niva, and you can buy it new for less than £10,000! Although you would be forgiven for thinking it died years ago, Russia’s favourite 4x4 is still in production, and it’s being imported to the UK again for the first time since 1997.

The interior is basic and not terribly comfortable, while there are three simple levers sprouting from the transmission tunnel to control low/high ratios, the diff lock and the five-speed box.
Space is in short supply in the rear, and the LPG tank takes up most of the luggage bay. Yet despite these drawbacks, the Niva appeals with its old-fashioned honesty, plus its off-road ability

But the car is accomplished in mud and gravel, and the short wheelbase, high ground clearance and torquey engine ensure only the roughest terrain will stop it.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Its compact size and a 4 wheel drive are the qualities of LADA 4х4 that are important in any city, both in old curving streets and on crowded avenues.

Other traits that cannot leave a city person indifferent are comfort and original style. We took into account these wishes and created LADA 4х4 Urban.

Number one in the list of options for the city is an air conditioner. An effective conditioning system quickly creates a comfortable temperature in a compact cabin of LADA 4х4 Urban, and a pleasant freshness stays longer thanks to sunscreen glasses

The observability is improved thanks to power heated exterior mirrors and a bigger cleaning zone of the back window

A more strict black covering replaced chrome on door knobs and window seals

By: 
lada.ru

The Niva has impressive off-road credentials thanks to steep attack and departure angles, as well as a low-ratio gearbox and locking centre differential. However, as soon as its wheels touch Tarmac, the problems start

Faster trips are more fraught affairs because the engine doesn't really have the power to make cruising pleasurable, and overtaking on the motorway requires a lot of forward planning.

The Niva is available only as a left-hand drive, three-door hatchback, so isn't the easiest car to live with. True, the dashboard is simple enough principally because there's almost nothing on it but fit and finish feel like they're from another century, and some of the plastics have an alarmingly flimsy feel.

Still, at least the weak performance perfectly compliments the Niva's poor ride and road holding. The ride is unsettled and there's severe body roll when cornering. The steering is reasonably light, but it's also slow and numb

By: 
whatcar.com

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.70L
1.50L
Torque: 
95ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
83hp
at 5 000rpm
85hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
34.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
More in Convenience: 
Cup Holders-Rear
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Electric Power STEERING

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
147.20in
162.90in
Width: 
66.14in
70.00in
Height: 
64.50in
61.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
56.69in
59.10in
Rear Track: 
55.91in
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
86.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
17.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
9.29cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2667.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Remote Trunk Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light

Power Features

Power windows: 
no
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
LED headlights
Power Steering
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Foldable Rear Seat
Adjustable Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Seat Headrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent wheel suspension with four trailing arms and stabilizer
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Undivided axle with four longitudinal links and panhard rod
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioner

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
CD Player
Speakers Front
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
16
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
175.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
no
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
no
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear disc brakes
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
yes
More Safety Features: 
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Front Impact Beams
Side Impact Beams
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Brake Assist
Seat Belt Warning
Rear Seat Belts
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Blind Spot Detection
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS