Remember Rubic’s Cube? You got one side done, and then when you went to try and complete another side, you mucked up the one you just got right. Disappointing.

The J5’s interior is pretty much like Rubic’s Cube – with a wheelbase of 2,600mm, it has all dimensions perfect for a sedan, but the quality is - how do I put this - just dismal. In a land full of cheap plastics equivalent to an early 90s Corolla, the J5’s dated interior doesn’t do justice to the car.

But at least to make up for that, Chery slapped on automatic climate control and a factory-fitted audio head-unit. Everything on the central console is nicely flushed and surprisingly, the buttons and controls around the car feel solid when utilised. And not forgetting the steering-mounted audio controls, which even the $50k Koreans do not have.

To make things less drape in there, silver trimmings were added on to make the whole beige interior a much cheerful place to be in. The driving position’s somewhat upright, but the seat’s comfy enough. And, without compromising the boot space, there are acres of room in the back seat – it’s truly class-leading interior space, and Chery deserves a round of applause for maximising that part. Rear air-con vents also come standard, and indeed, that's a very much welcomed item in the J5. Oh, driver and front passenger airbags come standard too.

As you can see, there’s quite a list of premium items in this non-premium car – which, on Chery’s part, is a commendable attempt at attracting buyers.


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Engine Capacity 1597cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 109bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 144Nm @ 4500rpm
Power to Weight 84.5 bhp per ton


Acceleration 16s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 180 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 14.5 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 5 -speed Manual
Drive Type FF


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4552 x 1750 x 1483) mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Kerb Weight 1290 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs