Comparison - Lada niva 4x4 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Nivus 2021

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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Lada Niva 4x4 TEST & OFFROAD REVIEW
Stuck in the mud Lada Niva 4x4
2017 Lada Niva- Test drive, Review, Interior and exterior features
LADA 4x4 Urban Full Review and walkaround (english version)
Model: 
Average Price: 
Updated: 
11 Jan 2018
$
Updated: 
29 May 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2021
Total Seating: 
4
5
Transmission: 
5-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
no
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
#005160
#5C604D
#C4A448
#FFFFFF
#371723

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

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

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

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
no
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
147.20in
Width: 
66.14in
Height: 
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
56.69in
Rear Track: 
55.91in
Wheel Base: 
86.60in

Weights and capacites

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

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
no
Clock: 
no
no
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
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

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
Rear Suspension: 
Undivided axle with four longitudinal links and panhard rod

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
CD Player
Speakers Front

Exterior Features

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

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
no
no
Emergency braking assist: 
no
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
no
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
no
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