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
#17400 of 20187 Re: Motorweek comparison test [benjaminh]
Jan 27, 2013 (4:01 pm)
The limit on the test was $28k. They could have tested the Passat SE TDI for under that limit. Would have made for an interesting comparo... a diesel vs. all the gas-powered cars.
Also the Passat beat out all comers in MT's latest comparo, and even C/D ranked it ahead of the Camry and Optima. So its absence is pretty glaring, IMO.
#17401 of 20187 Re: Pic [benjaminh]
Jan 27, 2013 (4:03 pm)
It's a great color--very close to the Ruby Red on my wife's new Sonata, but the Fusion might be a tick lighter. Love the wheels also--a fairly clean design in this era of fussy alloys.
#17403 of 20187 Re: 2013 Nissan Altima VS 2013 Ford Fusion, which one would you choose? [akirby]
Jan 27, 2013 (4:38 pm)
How are you liking the Fusion so far?
#17404 of 20187 Re: Motorweek comparison test [backy]
Jan 27, 2013 (7:52 pm)
Maybe the Passat SE TDI needed a moonroof to match up to the other models or something. That may have put it over the limit $ wise. I think it would be nice when they do these comparos if they would explain why they didn't test certain cars that many would expect to be in the group. What the heck could a paragraph cost to print and it would answer a lot of questions.
#17405 of 20187 Re: Motorweek comparison test [m6user]
Jan 27, 2013 (8:05 pm)
this was the TV show, not a print article. Pretty sure they said that these were the manufacturers that decided to send them a car to test Honestly don't recall if they mentioned any invited that did not show (they did refer to the Malibu as being to expensive)
#17406 of 20187 Re: 2013 Nissan Altima VS 2013 Ford Fusion, which one would you choose? [hill02]
Jan 27, 2013 (8:51 pm)
So far it's great. No complaints.
#17407 of 20187 Re: Motorweek comparison test [stickguy]
Jan 27, 2013 (8:53 pm)
Yeah, I wasn't really refering to this specific comparo test but to all the mags/blogs that do the same thing. Just would be nice to know.
#17408 of 20187 Re: 2014 Mazda6 [lightfootfl]
Jan 27, 2013 (10:05 pm)
I can't help but think there might be a ?slight ? exaggeration here....14 hours at 5K
Unfortunately not...southern state all the way up to Canada. It was probably closer to 5.5 - 6K rpm. 17 hour trip in 14 hours, but surprisingly good mpg in the low 20's.
I think I'll leave this event out of the curriculum when I teach my boys to drive