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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
#11174 of 18220 Re: Lively safety info...offer more comparisons? [thegraduate]
Nov 08, 2008 (8:49 pm)
The NHTSA has given the 2009 Mazda6 5-stars on all ratings, including the side-impact test. I do agree that IIHS testing results are different. The Accord proved safer in frontal impact load tests, although both the Mazda & Honda are 5-star rated. The 5-star Mazda6 proved safer in all side-impact tests, although interestingly, the numbers are very close to the 3-star rated Accord. Not sure why a 2-star deviance for such similar numbers.
#11175 of 18220 Re: Lively safety info...offer more comparisons? [canddmeyer]
Nov 09, 2008 (11:29 am)
It probably has something to do with the seatbelt anchoring points or something similar(. Ie - something that the testers decided was worthy of a deduction. Like when they mark down a car because the foot well is pushed in a few inches more.
Realistically, both cars are very safe.
#11179 of 18220 Re: 2010 Fusion Revealed [akirby]
Nov 19, 2008 (9:34 am)
Love the interior! The nose is a little too much like the new Taurus for my taste, but that wouldn't keep me from buying the car.
Other things, not related to the quality of the car itself, might. . .
#11180 of 18220 Re: 2010 Fusion Revealed [akirby]
Nov 19, 2008 (9:36 am)
I actually like the look of the Fusion. Ford did a good job with it. This is probably the most extensive refresh I have ever seen. With new engine / tranny choices and new sheet metal, this is more like a totally new model.
#11181 of 18220 Re: 2010 Fusion Revealed [akirby]
Nov 19, 2008 (10:32 am)
Pardon me, while I add the Fusion to my short list of cars I'm looking to purchase in the summer of 2010.
In a word, nice! I really like the interior, and if the materials are any better than in the current car, even better.
#11182 of 18220 Re: 2010 Fusion Revealed [aviboy97]
Nov 19, 2008 (11:15 am)
I can't recall ever seeing such extensive changes on a car that's just over 3 years old. Kudos to Ford, especially on the fuel economy and hybrid models.
#11183 of 18220 Re: 2010 Fusion Revealed [akirby]
Nov 19, 2008 (11:51 am)
Considering how quickly this segment raises the bar, Ford had to do something to stay competitive. The power/economy ratio was something that needed attention. Any numbers out yet for this?