Chery Tiggo Review from Egypt

2010 Chery Tiggo 1.6 1.6

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired87 kilometres
Most recent distance1180 kilometres
Previous carCitroen C5


Good cheap SUV = does the job!


Brake pressure too low when I took delivery, but after 50 kms it dramatically improved and is OK now.

Everything else works.

General Comments:

I just got this car 7 days ago, and have covered about 1000 kms, I have long days on the road most of the week.

The car was primarily bought because of my big dogs, else it would have been a sedan.

It's cheap as chips, has a decent suspension, good ride height and is simple. The A/C works perfectly!

For its price, I can forgive the minor irritant - slightly uncomfortable seats up front and loss of power when shifting from 1st to 2nd. I think it's geared a bit too high for an engine with very low torque.

It is very competent compared to the Japanese sedans and Korean plastic buckets once at speed and is a good ride and has minimal roll at corners. I was very surprised it didn't topple over, must be something to do with the anti-roll bars up front and suspension braces in the front, the rear setup seems pretty conventional and not too stiff, someone in Chery knows a thing or two about real world road conditions.

I hope BMW and Audi can learn something too - sports suspensions are only needed 2% of the life of a normal day to day car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd August, 2010

19th Oct 2010, 07:28

An update:

It's done 10000 km now, so far nothing has gone wrong. I have been giving it RON 95, although RON 92 works fine.

Engine is much smoother now, and there some decent poke over 3000 rpm. That said, the torque is a bit too low for this SUV. Maybe lower gearing on the first two gears would help. It reaches 50 km/h in first and 100 km/h in second. Considering an SUV must be able to traverse off road terrain, a few cogs should be swapped over.

Comfort is OK, not great, the NVH is pretty high, but I can't seem to think of any other vehicle this versatile in this price range. My dogs are very happy in the back, what more can I ask...

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review