In this era of small-displacement turbines, Mazda Chuangchi blue sky technology is more valuable, so it also attracts countless fans. FAW Mazda Artez is also a B-class sedan with a very high degree of consultation on the car all-media platform, but under the beautiful soul red design, Artez also has another side that is difficult to talk about: problems such as bursting cylinders, paint spots, and abnormal noise of the steering machine have plagued countless car owners. Are these issues solved now? Hear real feedback from car owners.
(Click to listen to audio)
1. Owner feelings: Artez is like my lover, worthy of it when I was young!
Owner: Mr. Zeng in Sanya, Hainan
Model: 2018 Artez 2.0L
Mileage: 7000 km
Owner score: 87.5 points
Before buying the car, I compared the Passat, Magotan and CX-4, but the Volkswagen fans around me did not evaluate it well, if it was held for a long time, there were too many things to repair, especially the dual-clutch gearbox was slumped and the problem of gear displacement was serious; The CX-4’s rear space sacrifices too much for the back styling; And Mazda’s self-priming engine and AT gearbox are more conscientious configurations, and after visiting the auto show, it was confirmed that Artez is more suitable for himself.
Encountered the Hainan limited number, and hurriedly bought a new car at the end of May last year. The more I look at it, the more I like it, and every time I get off the car, I can’t help but look back and take a few more looks, and I appreciate the soul-moving design. In terms of control, it really feels like a human-horse integration, which makes you want to open more and more. Frequently step on the bottom plate oil, the average fuel consumption is 9.9L.
1) The repair cost of the red car paint is more expensive and troublesome, and the local price starts from 600 yuan;
2) The tire noise is too big to stand it, when it is passionate, it is considered road feedback, but when it is tired, it feels like noise. The comfort of the vehicle is not ideal, especially when full of passengers, it is carefully driven for fear that the passengers will not be comfortable enough;
3) The 2.5L displacement Artez uses 19-inch flat tires, which are prone to bulging during use.
4) The steering machine shakes badly, (The video is as follows: With the music, it feels like dancing!) ）
The video has not yet been published and cannot be played at the moment
Other: Artez deserves to have it once when you’re young! Because as you age, comfort, tire noise, and space can make you feel “uncomfortable”.
2. Owner: Artez direction machine abnormal noise but not recalled, only blame Mazda for having a “pig teammate”!
Owner: Mr. Pu in Chengdu, Sichuan
Model: 2018 Artez 2.5L
Mileage: 16,000 km
Average rating: 52.5 points
With a large displacement self-priming engine, a clever AT gearbox, sporty body appearance and good power, the Mazda Artez wins in its class. The paved road has good driving stability and sufficient shock absorption support. Driving irritable and congested, the fuel consumption in the urban area is 11.7L.
When buying the car, the salesperson said that the steering machine problem of the 2018 model has been solved, but when driving on non-paved roads, it still feels that the vehicle is loose, I don’t know if the steering machine or chassis is too large, and I always feel that the entire front part including the steering wheel is very loose. There is also a “clang, clang” sound in the direction of hitting the right after the speed bump, and there is also a abnormal noise in the interior. It is incomprehensible that the 2014-2018 Artez and CX-4 have abnormal directional noise, but FAW does not ask or recall, after-sales blindly avoids the problem, FAW Mazda in China is not a lack of product strength, but found a “pig teammate”!
Sports family sedans don’t dislike the small rear space, the back shape and the interior space can not be both.
3. Artez car owner: This is the product that a company that concentrates on building cars should have.
Owner: Mr. Lin of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province
Driving range: 31,000 km
Average score: 85.0 points
The Mazda Artez is the best interpretation of the soul design, which looks smoother than the Unxela and will not be outdated for at least 5 years. The transmission logic is very clear, the downshift is fast, and the match to the engine is also very high.
1) The NVH of the whole vehicle still needs to be strengthened and the configuration is low;
2) Like other Japanese cars, the paint is too thin, and children hit the surface with branches, leaving “small holes”.
3) The seat is hard and the ride comfort is poor;
4) The tire wall is too thin, it is easy to hurt the wheel hub of the vehicle, the tire grip is also insufficient, and it will slip when starting in rainy days.
5) The assembly process of the domestic production partner is too poor, and when lifting the car, it is found that the front fender, tire lining, and vehicle interior gap are too large, or even misaligned!
In the more than 10 years of getting a driver’s license, I have successively driven a lot of models, to be honest, the best to drive is still this Artez, the gearbox and engine are coordinated!
4. The owner: Artez control at first sight has nothing to say, but it is a pity that the car paint has dark spots.
Owner: Mr. Zhu, Baoding, Hebei
Model: 2017 Artez 2.0L
Mileage: 21,000 km
Average rating: 83.0 points
Artez, who was eye-catching in the first glance with a beautiful shape, felt satisfied with the handling and power after the test drive, and started. Mazda’s Yuelian system is simple to operate and easy to use. The power output of 2.0L is slightly insufficient, and if you press the accelerator deeply, the power can also keep up. The combined fuel consumption is 7.4 liters.
1) 2017 Artez car paint long spots, the primer has black spots inside, the manufacturer only treated the partial car paint; 2) The sound insulation effect is not good; 3) The purchase is an earlier model, the configuration is lacking, tire pressure monitoring, one-button window lifting, and rearview mirror folding function are not matched.
Others: The power of 2.0L is slightly weaker, and friends with conditions can directly buy 2.5L displacement.
5. Owner: Although Artez’s gearbox is very “smart”, due to the steering problem, the driving feeling is difficult to say.
Owner: Mr. Lin, Chengdu, Sichuan
Model: 2017 Artez 2.5L
Mileage: 46,000 km
Average score: 72.0
Advantages: the appearance is very high, the gearbox logic is smooth, the response is fast, and the degree of matching with the engine is high, far exceeding the handling experience of the Volkswagen 6AT. The power output of the 2.5L Artez is similar to that of the 1.4T Golf and has lower fuel consumption.
1) The common Japanese diseases of thin paint, high noise and poor sound insulation are all available in Artez;
2) The configuration is slightly inadequate, the frequency of seat heating in the south is low, and seat ventilation is more needed, but Artez does not have this function;
3) Non-paved road driving has loose steering machine, abnormal noise, high-speed brake jitter phenomenon, several times raised doubts, 4S shop actually said that it is normal. Although three steering machines have been replaced at present, the problem has not been fundamentally solved, and the side reflects that the quality control of the steering machine supplier is too poor.
4) After-sales service has been prevaricated, and the claimant actually said: it is normal that the direction does not return to the right! The owner posted online to expose the problem and successfully made the claim.
6. Artez owner: large-displacement self-priming + 6AT is the most reliable match, but tire problems are not spit or fast!
Owner: Mr. Chen, Zhengzhou, Henan
Model: 2014 Artez 2.5L
Mileage: 110,000 km
Average rating: 91.5 points
Pros: Artez has a beautiful appearance and is unanimously recognized by the family. The comprehensive fuel consumption is about 8 or 9L, and urban driving is not fuel-efficient, and high-speed driving does not cost fuel. The power is enough to use, but it is not as fast as the 2.0T engine. If the new Artez is equipped with a compression ignition engine, it will consider starting again.
1) The sports suspension is too hard, the tires are also thin, and driving on non-paved roads is really tormenting;
2) The steering machine will “pop” every turn, which is harmless and hinders the mood;
3) It is more expensive to repair imported accessories in the later stage.
From the “Who Uses Who Knows” column to the chief of staff said that the car all-media platform, such a program is what the owner really needs. The 19-inch big tires look dazzling, and when it comes to tires, the original ones are the most suitable. But the tire wall of domestic tires is too thin and soft, driving at a speed of 60km/h on potholes, encountering 2 tires burst together!
Owner score: 78.6 points
Through the survey, it can be seen that car owners are more satisfied with:
Artez’s soul exterior design, intelligent transmission logic, smooth downshift and engine matching fit, outstanding handling advantages, and good fuel economy. However, the car paint is thin, the quality control is poor, the sound insulation is poor, the shock absorption adjustment is hard, and there are many small problems such as abnormal noise of the steering machine, brake jitter, tire bulge, etc., which makes the owner angry at FAW Mazda’s after-sales inaction, in the face of the same problem, Changma has already disclosed recall measures and actively solved the vehicle problem
, and FAW Mazda has not seen a recall until today, which chills the hearts of many car owners.
(Note: In this survey, 6 car owners were selected from the collected samples and sampled for research)
Q1: Artez is particularly cheap now, how does it compare to Camry?
Chief of staff:
Artez currently has a large discount, and friends who want to copy the bottom can also consider it, but this car is more suitable for experienced owners, because even if the vehicle has some quality problems, it can calmly deal with it and will not be caught off guard. Camry’s quality stability is stronger than Artz, not bad money, more reassuring.
Q2: Is the performance version of Lynk & Co 03 comparable to Artez?
From the perspective of technical parameters alone, Lynk & Co 03 completely surpasses Artz, but if you look at the level of durability and stability and performance output tuning, Lynk & Co is not qualified to compare with Mazda at all. The biggest value of a family sports car is the level of tuning of the manufacturer, for a manufacturer with rich experience in racing car manufacturing, it is not difficult to make a car that not only meets the requirements of daily commuting use, but also has a certain performance output. But a new brand, it is difficult to achieve both fish and bear’s paw, I think although Artez also has many small problems now, but the mechanical quality is still very good, friends who understand cars can also start.
Q3: Which should I choose between the 2.0L and the 2.5L displacement?
: Compared with the two displacements, the economy allows the 2.5L displacement, and the fuel consumption does not increase much, but the power performance will be obvious. This car is a sports model, so it is normal to have a bumpy feeling over the deceleration. The Mazda CX-4 is at a higher level than the Artez.
Model: 2018 Artez 2.0L
Chief of staff:
Chief of staff: