In the present era, the customer always looks for a vehicle that is stylishly comfortable and loaded with all technical options. Keeping all these things in mind Chinese manufacturer Chery working under Tiggo has designed the Chery Tiggo 5X. The Chery Tiggo 5X lies in the SUV category. It is a subcompact crossover. It comes in three different variants which are 1.5L 5MT, 1.5L CVT, and luxury EX 1.5L Turbo DCT. The 1.5L 5MT is a manual transmission variant. Whereas, 1.5L CVT and luxury EX 1.5L Turbo DCT are automatic transmission variants. The price range of the Chery Tiggo 5X varies from variant to variant. Chery Tiggo 5X is a sports version of Chery Tiggo 5. It's all three variants that come with 4 cylinders, 16 valves, and 1.5-liter engine power. It is a 5 seater SUV with a gasoline fuel engine. Power steering, power windows, sunroof, and stylish body cuttings add more shine to its beauty. The whole vehicle is a perfect sports version of SUV. Its ground clearance makes it a perfect vehicle for both off-road and on-road drive. It consists of 5 doors and a sitting capacity of five people sit in set-off comfortably. The manufacturers have also look deep for security parameters, due to which they have installed the driver's airbag and front passenger's airbag. But it could have been better if the side and curtain airbags would have installed too. This front-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicle can compete with all other competitors present in the market based on its comfort, stylish looks, technology, price value, and body design. Moreover, driving the Chery Tiggo 5X is more often than drive.
Talking about its performance, all three variants of Chery Tiggo are equally better. Its 1.5L engine produces 114/6150 max power (HP) / rpm and 141/3800 maximum torque (nm) / rpm. The maximum power of 114 HP per RPM and maximum torque of 141 NM per RPM this front-wheel-drive vehicle feels like an airplane on road. When you push the acceleration pedal, the vehicle is ready to take-off. Somehow, manual and automatic transmission variants are almost the same in performance. The power steering controlling the wheels with 215 widths, 65 aspect ratio, and R16 diameter make the handling of the crossover far better. In Chery Tiggo Luxury Ex 1.5L Turbo DCT diameter of the wheel is 55. Suspension Technology in 1.5L 5MT and 1.5L CVT is MacPherson. But in Luxury EX 1.5L Turbo DCT, the manufacturers have installed MacPherson strut for a smoother drive. However, the rare suspensions of all three variants are of Torsion Beam. Based on suspension, this vehicle is a better version of previous models. Electronic brake distribution (EBD) and anti-lock brake system (ABS) make its performance more reliable. Moreover, the options of Hill-start Assist (HSA), and vehicle stability assist (VSA) also add stars to its performance sheet.
The Chery Tiggo 5X features a clean, neat, and modern design that looks very decent. It has beautifully made halogen projector headlamps, a big black grill, intricate taillamps, and an overall chiseled look. It is different from others in its looks and features. It has a ground clearance of about 200mm which is also fine. The grille and its panel gaps, all carry a good consistency with also the spot-on alignment of its doors.
For a crossover, the Chery Tiggo 5X has a clean look with tiger crouching front-end. They have given a nice touch to the grille by textured pattern. The side profile of the Chery Tiggo 5X is also appealing as they have included 17-inch alloy wheels that are also two-toned. It features conventional and stout body lines that also look clean and decent. Moreover, the LED outline is an amazing touch that provides a pleasant look when the sun sets in.
All the things are of really good quality, it is visible that they have not at all compromised over the quality of the material used. And we are saying this considering even the minor items such as catches, hinges, nuts, bolts, and screws. These are black colored coated, painted white, or stainless.
Just like the exterior, there is no lagging behind in terms of the interior as well. As compared to the Chery Tiggo 5X, the older models tend to have plastic that looks cheap, shiny and that loses its color when exposed to sunlight. Such material also gets brittle with time. However, the Chery Tiggo 5X has falsified all that by manufacturing top-notch interior. The dashboard is made of good quality plastic this time and also it feels nice to touch the steering wheel.
The seats are a bit firm but don't hear any squeaking sound from seats or other plastic made things. Its panel gaps are also quite good. However, one shortcoming, but a cosmetic one, is that there is a wide gap between the B-pillar and the inner door, due to which you are not that able to see the B-pillars painted metal.
You get impressive interior features in the Chery Tiggo 5X. The gauge cluster or, the digital screen features good graphics. Not forgetting the audio system, it has a Linux-powered large audio system featuring two USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Baidu Carlife. You can electrically adjust the driver's seat and you also get buttons located on the wheel for cruise control and the audio system.
In terms of braking systems, it features electronic parking brakes and for traffic, it comes with the function of auto brake hold. In the Chery Tiggo 5X, you get a standard rearview camera, Hill-start assists, and tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, stability control, and anti-lock brakes. You are going to feel that the Chery Tiggo 5X is fully loaded when you will see that it also has a power moonroof.
You can unlock the tailgate by just clicking a button that is on the key. It is also spacious as it features a cargo capacity of about 340 liters when the rear seats are up. And when you fold the rear seats, space increases to about 1100 liters.
Chery Tiggo 5X Pros and Cons
- Cheap price value
- Light handling
- Updated info-tech system
- Soft interior
- Good head and knee space for passengers
- Uninspiring design
- Numb Accelerator