2014 Chery E5 | New Car Review

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 by
2014 Chery E5
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AEDAED 43,900 - 46,900
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Pioneering the E Series for the Chinese brand back in 2012, the E5 is still a relatively new entrant in the market that faces competition from the Chinese JAC J5 and Korean Kia Cerato. With prices clearly in its favour, the 2014 E5 is on the right path to success, for now at least.

Pros

In the price you’d normally pay for a second hand vehicle, Chery allows you to drive a brand new vehicle off the showroom floor. 

Cons

Most people still see Chinese vehicles as inferior offerings.

Looks

Depending on which side of the 2014 Chery E5 you come in contact with, your first impression of the Chinese sedan is likely to differ greatly. Up front, a ton of effort has gone into giving the impression of a wider stance, with descending contours from the hood integrating into the chrome grille, and wrap around headlamps adorning the frontal section. Continue walking around the car though, and you almost get the feeling that the designers’ ran out of ideas, forming what only screams out “econo-box!”

2014 Chery E5 front

Feels

Surprisingly well designed, the cabin of the 2014 Chery E5 is home to a neat and clutter-free two-tone dashboard, plenty of storage space, and a fair amount of plastic that has been concealed quite cleverly. With a wheelbase of 2,600mm, the E5 also offers sufficient head and leg room for both, front and rear occupants.

2014 Chery E5 interior

Engineering

Ridiculously well equipped for a car belonging to the sub AED 50,000 category, the 2014 Chery E5 brings to the table, leather seats, power windows, a sunroof, a touch infotainment screen, and an audio system with four speakers and a USB port. Yes, you read that all right.

2014 Chery E5 side

What’s on offer

Under the hood of the E5 resides a 1.8 litre 4-cylinder engine which puts out 130 horsepower at 5,750 RPM and 170 Nm of torque at 4,500 RPM. Mated to a CVT transmission, the 4,580mm long Chinese sedan sprints to a 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds and runs out of juice at an acceptable 185 km/h.

2014 Chery E5 rear

Summing it…

For those who are concerned with badge appeal, the Chery E5 wouldn’t even pop into their consideration list when buying a new vehicle. But for those who simply want a city beater, something to get from A to B, the 2014 Chery E5 offers brilliant value for money as it comes with a 5 year warranty and at a price which puts fellow Chinese manufacturers and Korean manufacturers to shame.

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13 Responses to 2014 Chery E5 | New Car Review

  1. Balaji Reply

    February 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Hai,

    I m planing to purchase chery – Arrizo 7. Please suggest me about the advantage & disadvantage and also about the maintenance & re-sale valve.

  2. mostafa Reply

    October 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    dear sir
    can u tell me @ my CHERY E5 is this car motor interference or un-interference motor

  3. reza mashaiekhy Reply

    September 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Please send your email to me some videos of the vehicle at your disposal
    Do you define that?

  4. Khan Reply

    August 29, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Hey!!!
    I’m interested to buy cherry arrizo 7 – 2016 model, plz suggest me a little detail

  5. Khan Reply

    August 29, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Hey!!
    I’m planning to buy cherry arizo 7 2016 model in Dubai, can anybody suggest what should I do…

  6. REZA Reply

    August 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    What is the allowable torque to the front wheel locknut

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      August 12, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Reza,

      That’s an extremely technical question and one that I’m unable to answer. You’ll be better off checking with the service technicians at the service centres located around the UAE. If you’re located in Dubai, you can get in touch with them at 04 – 2308700, or 02 – 5059000 if you’re in Abu Dhabi.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  7. Riyas Reply

    June 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Hi ,

    Anyone can suggest me can I take this car

  8. Ali Reply

    June 7, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Zaran,
    Thanks for the review. How is the air conditioning for the car since in middle east, not all the cars air-cons work fine during the daytime in extreme heat. How about the safety features of the car as compared to cars from other makers.

  9. Gareth Smith Reply

    January 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I agree with most of what has been written here but having recently rented one i would add that if your quite tall you may have some problems as the drivers seat is not adjustable, meaning your legs will touch the steering wheel which is frustrating and can cause problems.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      January 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Hey Gareth,

      Glad to have you on the site and thanks for writing in.

      As for the headroom, it’s a good thing you pointed that out as we aren’t the tallest of blokes out here and didn’t pay too much attention to it earlier.

      Best regards,

      Zaran

  10. Peter Reply

    September 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve actually been waiting to know a little bit more this car, thanks a lot for the quick review.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      It’s our pleasure to help you out, Peter.

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