Hyundai Getz Review & Road Test |CarAdvice

16 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Hyundai Getz Review & Road Test |CarAdvice
Hyundai Getz

Review Road Test

Taking on the snobs.

Model Tested:

Hyundai Getz SX; 1.6-litre, petrol; five-speed manual; hatch #8211; $16,340*

safety; great audio

Dated design; heavy

CarAdvice Rating:

While the rush of buying luxury is hard to match, sometimes the brand value proposition is too good to ignore. If, at the end of the day, a ticks all the basic boxes, do we need the special packaging? the ‘because I’m worth it’ mindset take second place to the of a great value deal.

for the strongest value equation is a easy choice when it to more dispensable, every day but when it comes to a car, we love something a little bit

While the Hyundai Getz is synonymous with ‘luxury’ or it lures enough buyers to 17.4% of the light car market (just 0.1% less the top selling Toyota Yaris), July year to date of 11,673 vehicles. The Getz not to be ignored.

Housing a 1.6-litre, four engine, the Getz SX is no slouch on within its segment. Producing at 5800rpm and a maximum torque of at 3200rpm, the performance of the Getz is a match for its light body. to a five-speed manual gearbox available in a four-speed auto), it a perky eagerness to perform and a reasonable level of power all five gears.

On a road is pleasing, although the suspension is rowdy on uneven surfaces – and yet the was quick to diffuse the after-shock of speed humps. There is a fair amount of body to be felt through tight – but for every day run-about duties, the is a solid performer.

The manufacturer 91RON fuel for the Getz SX and to achieve a combined cycle consumption of 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres for the transmission (7.0L/100km for automatic). Our test delivered a result of

The claimed fuel efficiency of 6.2L/100km, plus combined CO2 emissions of 148g per 100 kilometres the Getz SX a 3.5-star rating the Green Vehicle Guide .

Light cars should easy manoeuvrability, but the heavy of the Getz kills any hopes of a and agile performance. Even at speeds, tackling every day duties, the Getz is an effort to This also makes a chore.

While the Getz up a good show in so many #8211; perky engine, gear ratios and an eagerness to #8211; it comes close to its in terms of power and overall when put to the test on up hill and high speed cornering, and as already said, its heavy is a complete turn off.

visibility is very good, good vision through all and the cars boundaries are easy to

On paper, the Getz shapes up but the execution of the interior fit out is not cohesive. sections of plastic and uninspired sum up the interior design. It’s and lacks flash, leaving you a definite budget feel.

Overall ergonomics are average. The is a bit pokey and offers minimal for the driver, including no reach on the steering wheel, which it difficult to achieve that comfortable seating position, in turn makes longer in the Getz not so great. It also a tedious amount of fiddling to regain comfort after else has been in the driver’s

Instrumentation, knobs, dials and outlets are all very basic in and feel.

While the Getz offer 60:40 split seats, its clunky split-fold is heavy and awkward to engage, several steps to complete. It however reveal a nice load space in return for efforts, proably why it sees in many delivery applications.

The shines when it comes to its fit out. The six-speaker stereo, can be remotely accessed via controls on the leather-wrap steering wheel. Add to Bluetooth phone connectivity and streaming, USB and auxiliary ports, and the SX scores full points.

good sound insulation, on a light car comparison, in cabin readings see the Getz emerge the for least noise intrusion at (the highest reading was Crank up the stereo system and you can hear the wind noise at speeds.

Second row passengers are blessed large-base, comfortable seats and visibility, but the centre seatbelt protrudes from the side, to to centre passenger in a fairly manner, as if it was an afterthought. The additional point required for this set up there’s also another receptacle poking you in the backside.

The has safety well covered, a four-star ANCAP rating, and features include: electronic control; traction control; braking system with brakeforce distribution and driver and active head rests. and front passenger side are an option.

View the Getz in from its peers, and it presents as a and tidy little package; and unassuming. Line the Getz up its competitors and design standards worlds apart. The lacklustre of Getz flow inside and leaving an otherwise good with less than its share of attention.

Priced from $13,990 for the model (we tested the SX priced at the Getz is one of the cheapest cars in its to be matched only by the Toyota which has an identical entry for its base model.

With competition challenging its price just a few thousand dollars a range of light cars, the leaves itself open to scrutiny and spec for spec

When you consider the competition Fiesta, Mazda2, Yaris, – its basic design and cabin lack thereof) leaves you its true value. However, closer investigation of the Getz you may find yourself at a happy Unless of course aesthetic is your top priority.

It seems a complicated scenario involving variables, but the sales figures that in many instances, the Getz prevails.

With new car buyers likely to concur, the should make it onto short-list. It’s not like you to tell anyone, unless of you plan to follow the trend and buy After all, being ‘on can be special in itself.

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Fuel 6.2L/100km claimed

Fuel Capacity: 45 litres

Fuel 91RON petrol

ANCAP Four-star

Airbags: Dual side

Safety: ESC with Control

Spare Wheel: size steel

Suspension: beam(R)

Tow Capacity: TBC

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