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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
#13892 of 20194 Re: acdii... [mickeyrom]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:58 am)
They more than likely fixed the problem I had on the 07 with the traction control sensitivity, but the cross wind instability is inherent to the design. We basically outgrew the car, and the two mentioned issues made it easy to get rid of it. There MUST be a reason to get rid of a car that gets 65 MPG on the highway! IYKWIM.
The surge problem was with the Camry, and aside from the lousy traction control on the Prius, the drivetrain was fine. I know the current issue with the braking on the 2010 Prius quite well, I noticed it in the 2009 Camry Hybrid. When you hit a bump while braking, the regen cut out and you basically lost brakes until you pressed further down to engage the hydraulic brakes. There is one part of the road on the way to my office where it happened all the time, so I would avoid that part of the road. I never made much of it, so the Prius problem must be a bit more pronounced. Enjoy your Prius, Toyota can easily fix a software problem like that, the surging problem however, not so easy to fix since its intermittent. I like the 2010, but it is still just a bit too small for our needs.
#13896 of 20194 Mid-Size Sedan V6 MPG Comparisons
Feb 18, 2010 (4:42 pm)
I was hoping to get some help and opinions; within the next year or so I might be getting a mid-size sedan with a V6 and I was hoping to find out which one gets the best gas mileage: below I have the sedans that offer V6 options in FWD and their respective EPA numbers but as you know you typically don't get what the EPA numbers on the window say so I was hoping to hear from people who have any of these vehicles and what mpg you get and if any of you have compared the fuel economy on any of these V6 vehicles that would be helpful too!! thanks in advance for your help and opinions!
Nissan Altima V6: 20/27
Toyota Camry V6: 20/29
Ford Fusion V6: 18/27
Honda Accord V6: 19/29
Chevy Malibu V6: 17/26
Mazda 6 V6: 17/25
#13897 of 20194 Re: Mid-Size Sedan V6 MPG Comparisons [smarty666]
Feb 18, 2010 (6:06 pm)
In my Fusion Sport I get up to 32 Highway if I drive lightly, 27 if I don't, and normal daily driving 22. That is the 3.5 V6, not the 3.0.
#13898 of 20194 Re: Mid-Size Sedan V6 MPG Comparisons [smarty666]
Feb 18, 2010 (6:23 pm)
I think you'll find that with the new(2008 and later) EPA numbers that most people meet or exceed them. Prior to 2008 the numbers were a little "unreal" so to speak and it was a little iffier although I still think they were very achievable. If you drive like any kind of normal person I think you can pretty much count on those numbers from what I've read.
You might want to check the Edmunds forums for the individual cars you're looking at as each one has a thread on "real world mpg" that the owners of those cars report. Some of the threads are quite active. Might give you a lot of info quicker than here. Just a thought.
#13899 of 20194 Re: Mid-Size Sedan V6 MPG Comparisons [smarty666]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:07 pm)
I think it is a pretty hopeless exercise to try to get any kind of reliable, comparable mpg numbers based on random internet postings. Only numbers generated from some kind of consistent testing protocol are of any value for comparisons. IMO, this leaves you with two sources of information: EPA and CR.
#13900 of 20194 Re: Mid-Size Sedan V6 MPG Comparisons [jeffyscott]
Feb 19, 2010 (5:06 pm)
Except for Hybrid cars, they still haven't figured out how to achieve good numbers in them. Those who drive the hybrids daily can achieve much higher than EPA numbers. The numbers on the Camry H are 33-34, I consistently got 36-38, and 44 on the highway. Prius owners consistently get far above the epa numbers.
The non hybrid cars though, the epa numbers are pretty fair.
#13901 of 20194 Re: Mid-Size Sedan V6 MPG Comparisons [acdii]
Feb 19, 2010 (5:15 pm)
yeah I concur!! I've gotten just around epa to slightly above at times in my 10 Maxima! getting around 22-23 mpg avg and have even gotten 28-29mpg on open highway/interstate! I can't believe I'm getting these kind of numbers on almost 300hp!! booyah!!!
decent fuel economy though is really the only good thing that comes out of the CVT, everything else about it stinks!!