Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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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
Sep 20, 2013 (7:16 pm)
The MKZ hybrid costs the same as the normally aspirated version.
That is not the case for the Fusion or any other mid-sized hybrid sedan.
My posts about Hyundai's nifty wheels was in response to cski's musings about Honda's hubcaps and alloys. Just adding to the discussion.
BTW, the front and rear lights on my 2013 Sonata hybrid are very eye catching.
A poster on another forum complained they were too distracting but when did drawing other drivers' eyes to brake and turn lights become dangerous?
The design concept behind the Sonata h's lights is reputedly based on the structure of an atom.
However, the # of exhausts seems pointless as you should be looking at the brake and turn signals for obvious safety reasons.
#19299 of 20187 Just the rear lights
Sep 21, 2013 (12:22 pm)
To clarify the 'atom' look was for the rear brake lights.
#19300 of 20187 Re: New Mazda 6 [akirby]
Sep 21, 2013 (7:01 pm)
How is your fusion? I'm torn between it and the v6 accord. Fusions interior to me, is nicer. Fusion offers more accessories. But Ford is a great unknown to me. My sensible side screams honda. But my fun side whispers Ford. Thoughts?
#19301 of 20187 Re: New Mazda 6 [vser]
Sep 21, 2013 (7:05 pm)
Odd, I don't find those two even remotely comparable. The Fusion screams cheap to me while the Accord V6 is a more premium car.
#19302 of 20187 Re: New Mazda 6 [vser]
Sep 21, 2013 (7:07 pm)
I love it, even with some build issues that will be fixed shortly. New ones should be fine. The gadgets are really nice. Automatic dimming headlamps is my favorite.
#19303 of 20187 Re: New Mazda 6 [ab348]
Sep 21, 2013 (7:16 pm)
In my crazy opinion, the fusion AWD feels tighter than the accord. The interior is sportier, with a great sound system. Seems like honda is honda, but big issues w their sound system and infotainment setup. Both cars have ample acceleration. Fwiw the fusion is more exp too.
#19304 of 20187 Re: New Mazda 6 [akirby]
Sep 21, 2013 (7:36 pm)
Crazy features. Rain sensing wipers, auto high beams, cooled seats, 12 speaker Sony stereo, remote start. Tough decision for me.
#19305 of 20187 Re: New Mazda 6 [vser]
Sep 22, 2013 (3:41 am)
My thoughts................ I have the V-6 accord its fast and tight. Accord is a little bigger inside and feels to me more upscale than the fusion. The radio is terrible in the accord the radio sounds like its playing out of tin speakers. Gas and resale are better on the accord. The Accord is a better buy than the mazda and fusion. I would test drive all 3 and consider the resale value and tech features in the accord which should win you over. Forward front crash det/ side view mirror camera/ back up camera/ lane watch detection. Pandora feature.
Another problem with the fusion is the door pillars are very wide its hard to see sometimes when turning. I rented a 2012 fusion for a week and hated it.
#19306 of 20187 Accord and Fusion
Sep 22, 2013 (4:32 am)
The Accord is faster, gets higher safety ratings, and gets better mpg. The Fusion has a better top end sound system, and may have the other advantages talked about. Many people like the looks of the Fusion better. Both are great cars. You probably can't go wrong. Buy what your heart and head tell you to get.
Here's Car and Driver on the Accord V-6:
"...our Touring example sprinted to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and tripped the quarter-mile lights in 14.1 seconds at 101 mph. Those figures put it solidly ahead of all its competitors and into sports-sedan territory; the Accord ties our long-term, six-speed-manual BMW 328i to 60 and trumps that car in the quarter by 0.2 second and 1 mph...."
#19307 of 20187 Re: New Mazda 6 [brian125]
Sep 22, 2013 (5:02 am)
Appreciate your oppinion. From what I've read and living in NJ, my prices to start at are for a 2014 v6 w Nav and touring are 27500 and 29500 (touring). Lmk if you think those numbers are good goals.