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If you need a Kia Sportage, but not enough 400 thousand rubles: FAW Besturn X80 2022 - a good replacement for the "Korean"
If you need a Kia Sportage, but not enough 400 thousand rubles: FAW Besturn X80 2022 - a good replacement for the "Korean"

Russian car enthusiasts love crossovers, and this is not surprising, since these models are versatile and expand the range of possibilities for the owner. In recent years, the domestic car market has been densely filled with representatives of the Celestial Empire. At the same time, not raw cars are now on sale, but quite interesting vehicles. An example is FAV Besturn X80 2022. This crossover has already managed to impress many motorists, given that the model is cheaper than competitors, but at the same time does not lose to them in terms of equipment. Among the classmates of the "Chinese" are Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Geely Atlas and Mazda CX-5. In Russia, the first generation cross in a restyled version is presented in Basic and Luxury trim levels with a price tag of 1,308,000 - 1,529,000 rubles.


You need to understand that FAV Besturn X80 2022, which is sold in a new body, is somewhat different from classmates and is somewhat inferior to them. However, if we compare the configuration in terms of equipment and the prices provided by the manufacturer, then we can safely say that the model is able to compete on equal terms with more famous crossovers. Moreover, the SUV is not particularly inferior to them in terms of technical characteristics and can impress a potential buyer with a spectacular appearance (you can evaluate the design of a car from the photo in the article).


This Chinese-made car is equipped with only one uncontested engine. We are talking about a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline unit that can generate 142 horsepower and 184 Nm of torque. Also, the model is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-band automatic gearbox. In Russia, only front-wheel drive car variations are sold with the following dimensions:

  • length - 4 620 mm;
  • width - 1820 mm;
  • height - 1,695 mm;
  • wheelbase - 2 675 mm;
  • clearance - 190 mm;
  • curb weight - 1 500/1 595 kg.

In this case, we are talking about a five-seater crossover with a capacious trunk of 398 liters. The vehicle's tank holds 64 liters of fuel, which provides a good range without refueling. AI-92 gasoline is used as the main fuel. The cross will spend on average about 8.2 liters of fuel for every 100 km of run. The SUV is distinguished by not the best dynamics, but at the same time it accelerates to an impressive "maximum speed" of 185 km / h.


Options and prices

Since we are talking about the Chinese car FAV Besturn X80 2022, many potential buyers will be interested to know about the equipment of this model, which can be purchased in two configurations to choose from at a price of 1,308,000 - 1,529,000 rubles (depending on the version and preferred transmission) … It is worth noting that in terms of affordable equipment, this SUV is not inferior to its classmates, and in comparison with some models, it turns out to be a preferable option.



The basic model with a 2.0-liter engine and 6-speed "mechanics", which is sold in Russia at a price of 1,308,000 rubles. The manufacturer has included the following options in the equipment of such a crossover:

  • power steering;
  • light-alloy wheels 17 inches;
  • electronic parking brake;
  • halogen headlights;
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights;
  • rear fog lights and an additional brake light;
  • electrically heated and electrically operated side mirrors;
  • heated rear window;
  • roof rails;
  • steering column adjustable in vertical position;
  • multifunctional steering wheel;
  • outside air temperature sensor;
  • fabric seat upholstery;
  • front seats with lumbar support;
  • separate armrests front and rear;
  • electric heated front seats;
  • central locking with remote control;
  • power windows front and rear;
  • power connector;
  • front airbags;
  • tire pressure indicator;
  • manual air conditioner;
  • audio system for 4 speakers;
  • curtain in the luggage compartment;
  • mirrors in sun blinds;
  • standard immobilizer;
  • spare full-size wheel.

It is also worth mentioning that the equipment of the FAW Besturn X80 2022 crossover includes a number of systems that are responsible for safety and control the car while driving.



This configuration will seem more interesting to many drivers, since it has slightly better equipment, and in addition it is offered in two versions - with a manual or automatic transmission. For such a car you will have to pay 1,418,000 and 1,529,000 rubles, respectively. In the equipment of this crossover, the manufacturer included such additional options as: light and rain sensors, an adjustable sunroof, a button to start the engine in the cabin, leather upholstery, an electric driver's seat, a keyless entry system, side airbags, cruise control, rear parking sensors, single-zone climate control, a 6-speaker audio system, multimedia with an 8-inch LCD screen.


Options and prices (summary table)

# Equipment Model years Cost, rub. Drive unit Transmission Engine, cc cm Max. speed, km / h Combined fuel consumption in l / 100 km
1 2.0 MT Basic 2018 - 1 308 000 Front MT-6 1999 185 8, 2
2 2.0 MT Luxury 2018 - 1 418 000 Front MT-6 1999 185 8, 2
3 2.0 AT Luxury 2018 - 1 529 000 Front AT-6 1999 185 8, 2

* - information on prices is for reference only. Check with your local dealer for the exact cost.


It's no secret that in the process of choosing a car, special emphasis should be placed on the safety performance of the vehicle. In the case of the "Chinese", a rich equipment is provided, including 2 - 4 pillows, three-point belts with tensioners and clamps, fastenings for ISOFIX child seats, the ERA-GLONASS system, as well as a number of electronic assistants for the driver. Separately, it is worth talking about the fact that this crossover received a strong and most thoughtful body, which provided positive results in crash tests. According to the C-NCAP tests, this "Chinese" scored indicators that fully correspond to the values of the "Five Stars" rating. And this, in turn, indicates a good security of the model.


Handling and off-road performance

Considering the FAW Besturn X80 2022 as an option for buying the "Chinese", you can immediately abandon the car if a potential buyer intends to purchase a vehicle with good off-road characteristics. This crossover cannot be called universal, despite the impressive ground clearance. The car is in no way suitable for off-roading, although it is positioned as a full-fledged SUV. On rough terrain and dirt roads, the model feels confident and in this regard will not cause unnecessary inconvenience to the owner. If we consider the cross purely for the city, then here it will be able to please the potential buyer with good handling, excellent maneuverability and reliable suspension. In turn, the model is inferior to many competitors in terms of dynamics.


Advantages and disadvantages

In order to make it easier for a car enthusiast to decide whether to buy such a cross or not, it is necessary to immediately highlight all the key advantages of the model. These include the following points:

  • consumption of more affordable gasoline AI-92;
  • spectacular appearance;
  • practical layout of the cabin;
  • rich technical equipment;
  • affordable cost and follow-up maintenance that is acceptable in terms of costs;
  • decent level of security.

Separately, you need to talk about some of the obvious shortcomings of this car and highlight, in particular, mediocre dynamics, poor cross-country ability and compliance with the Euro-4 class,while many competitors already meet the requirements of the Euro-5 standard.



What in reality the cross can please its future owner is its attractive appearance. In comparison with other budget cars, this SUV really looks impressive. This guarantees the car enthusiast the opportunity to stand out on the road from the general traffic flow. The model as a whole looks stylish, harmonious and modern. At the same time, its design is not intertwined with other modern cars on the world market. All the same can be said about the "Chinese" salon, which is made as simple and practical as possible, using quite high-quality materials and a competent approach to the distribution of key controls. You won't be able to find luxury components here, and, in principle, they are not required for a budget model.


Sales start

It is worth recalling that now in the Russian automotive market, the "Chinese" FAW Besturn X80 is sold in an updated version in the first generation in a restyled version. The premiere of this model took place in September 2016. Free sales of the car started only 11 months later. The car, albeit not immediately, found its buyer, and at the moment it is in moderate demand in Russia.



FAW Besturn X80 is not the only representative of its class on the Russian market. Among its competitors, it is imperative to highlight such models as:

  • Kia Sportage;
  • Hyundai Tucson;
  • Mazda CX-5;
  • Geely Atlas.

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