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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
#9471 of 20165 Re: Malibu Vs Accord Vs Camry vs Sonata [lilengineerboy]
Apr 29, 2008 (2:54 pm)
the rebadged Tribute got the 3L duratec that Captain so enjoys.
The 2003-2006 Mazda6 s also had the Ford Duratec30(200hp), with the addition of Mazda's VV-T (220hp).
The new Duratec35 and 37 are not just bored/stroked versions of the Duratec30. The 35 and 37 are adaptable to direct injection and are equipped with VV-T. Also, fuel economy has been drastically improved. Preliminary figures have Mazda's 3.7L version getting 27mpg's and 270hp. The Duratec30 in the current Mazda6 is rated at 215hp and only gets 25mpg's.
Duratec is just Ford's name for their DOHC engines. Their current 4 cyl "Duratec" named engines are Mazda designed DOHC engines.
#9472 of 20165 Re: Accord? [kdshapiro]
Apr 29, 2008 (3:03 pm)
No resemblence in the rear? Moreso I think than the 2009 Mazda6 to the Accord.
#9473 of 20165 Re: Accord? [backy]
Apr 29, 2008 (3:20 pm)
No, Other than both have trunks, I do not see a resemblence.
#9475 of 20165 Re: Accord? [kdshapiro]
Apr 29, 2008 (3:45 pm)
There's also the fact that Lexus put the white lenses on top, and Hyundai put them on the bottom.
How about this? The resemblence would be closer with the 2009 Sonata, as it has a mostly red lens.
#9476 of 20165 Re: Accord? [backy]
Apr 29, 2008 (4:10 pm)
I'm trying, but all I see are some tail lights, trunk and exhausts. If anything Sonota has copied Lexus on the designs.
#9477 of 20165 Re: Accord? [kdshapiro]
Apr 29, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Uhm... that would have been very hard to do since the current Sonata rear-end design debuted in 2004. So I'm not sure where the "copying" remark came from (hard to copy something if the copy doesn't look anything like the original), but since you see evidence of copying, there's only one direction that could have taken...
One thing about the new Mazda6--it's really hard to pen a fresh design in the mid-sized sedan world, but I think Mazda did as good a job as any recent re-design on that score.
#9478 of 20165 Re: Accord? [backy]
Apr 29, 2008 (5:36 pm)
Uhm... that would have been very hard to do since the current Sonata rear-end design debuted in 2004
Oh I thought it debuted in 2006. The Lexus IS debuted in 2005. I doubt they copied the sheetmetal too close to change the styling of the car.
#9479 of 20165 Re: Accord? [kdshapiro]
Apr 29, 2008 (6:11 pm)
Since the 2006 Sonata tail lights were an obvious copy of the 2003 Accord's tail lights, I don't see how anyone can claim someone else copied the 06 Sonata's tail lights.
As far as the pictures of the Lexus and the Sonata, the lights are (mostly) red, and are both on the rear corners of the car. I don't see any other similarities.