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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#10988 of 18209 Re: 2010 Fusion Specs [aviboy97]
Oct 22, 2008 (8:46 am)
Almost every other mid sized had a 5-speed auto with their 4 cyl during that time period too....
This is not true. I know because that was one of my criteria in 2007. IIRC the following still had 4 speed autos with their I4: all GM divisions, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Hyudai, Kia, Chrysler and Dodge.
As I recall, the only choices that met this criterion were Ford (and Mercury), Mazda, Honda, and Toyota...plus I'd include Nissan with their CVT.
#10989 of 18209 Re: 2010 Fusion Specs [jeffyscott]
Oct 22, 2008 (8:49 am)
man, are we nit picky today...
#10990 of 18209 Re: 2010 Fusion Specs [jeffyscott]
Oct 22, 2008 (9:31 am)
To be fair, the Kia Optima, in its current form, has always offered a 5-speed automatic. Something Hyundai didn't do with its Sonata 4-cylinder.
#10991 of 18209 Re: 2010 Fusion Specs [thegraduate]
Oct 22, 2008 (10:09 am)
Come January I think Ford may be the first one to offer 6 speed trannys exclusively - no 4 or 5 speeds in the Fulan.
#10992 of 18209 2009 Toyota Camry SE 4-cylinder vs.2009 Mazda6i
Oct 23, 2008 (8:03 am)
Has anyone test driven both of these cars? Curious as to which one is a better handling vehicle. Thank you.
#10993 of 18209 Re: 2009 Toyota Camry SE 4-cylinder vs.2009 Mazda6i [oceana143]
Oct 23, 2008 (9:35 am)
I don't know for sure but it has to be the Mazda6.
#10994 of 18209 Re: 2009 Toyota Camry SE 4-cylinder vs.2009 Mazda6i [akirby]
Oct 23, 2008 (10:14 am)
oh, it's for sure......no comparison.
#10995 of 18209 2010 Fusion Order Guide is out
Oct 23, 2008 (1:28 pm)
Base, SE, SEL, Sport and Hybrid models
Base, SE and SEL - standard 2.5L I4, 6 speed manual
Optional 6 speed automatic
Optional Flex Fuel (E85) 3.0L V6 w/6 speed selectshift automatic (upgraded to 240+ hp) on SE and SEL
Sport - standard 3.5L w/6 speed selectshift automatic, sport tuned suspension
Hybrid - 2.5L I4 hybrid with Aisin E-CVT transmission and twin LCD displays
AWD available on SEL and Sport V6 models only.
Blind spot detection
Rear view camera
SOS post crash alert system
2nd gen Navigation and Sync
Sony 12 speaker sound system
If they hit the predicted best in class fuel economy targets and get the restyling right then this will make the midsize sedan wars very interesting......
#10996 of 18209 Re: 2010 Fusion Specs [thegraduate]
Oct 23, 2008 (1:48 pm)
the question was of brand seperation, so i widened the horizon a bit.
i didn't realize mazda's made their extra power versus fords, until recently when it was evened out, due to just using VVT.
#10997 of 18209 Re: 2010 Fusion Specs [explorerx4]
Oct 23, 2008 (3:23 pm)
ever see a ford mx-5? a ford rotary?
of course not, that would be way too creative for any of the former 'Big 3'. The RXs and the Miatas are great examples of what Mazda in this case can do right if left to its own means. I only hope that Ford is forced to divest itself of Mazda and then we might see more of the same. How about a Mazda6 that is revolutionary and innovative as opposed to one that is evolutionary and more of the same?