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Rondo vs Outlander/Rav4/Santa Fe/Mazda5
Last post on Jul 30, 2008 at 1:09 PM
You are in the Toyota RAV4
What is this discussion about?
Kia Rondo, Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, Mazda MAZDA5, Car Buying, Wagon
#252 of 271 Re: 2008 RAV4 vs 2008 Outlander [batman47]
Dec 31, 2007 (11:45 am)
The February Car and Driver has a comparison test of compact SUV's. They tested an ES with the 2.4 and the CVT. It finished behind the RAV4, CRV, and Nissan Rogue, and ahead of the Suzuki Vitara, Saturn VUE, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tuscon, and Jeep Liberty. They complained about the Interior quality, and engine noise and drivetrain. I would think the V6-Six speed auto would have done better.
It's kind of apples to oranges to compare 4 cyl. vs. V6, though. They said the Outlander has the most interior room. If you look at one, check out the V6-6 speed. It's a nice powertrain.
#253 of 271 Re: 2008 RAV4 vs 2008 Outlander [batman47]
Jan 01, 2008 (9:21 am)
You posted the exact same thing in the 2009 Forester thread. FWIW cross-posting is not allowed on these forums.
#254 of 271 Re: 2008 RAV4 vs 2008 Outlander [ateixeira]
Jan 01, 2008 (12:05 pm)
You can't post the same info in different discussions? Since when? Why not?
#255 of 271 Re: 2008 RAV4 vs 2008 Outlander [mpuzach]
Jan 01, 2008 (4:39 pm)
It's in the membership agreement, link at the very bottom of page. Since always and because it floods the forums with duplicate information. We ask members to not cross post, more times that not it's spam. Not saying your posting is just try to remember to choose the most appropriate place and post there.
#256 of 271 Re: 2008 RAV4 vs 2008 Outlander [mpuzach]
Jan 02, 2008 (11:46 am)
It was just copied verbatim, that's all.
You can ask the same question in a different context, nothing wrong with that.
#257 of 271 we tried the Rondo but Mazda5 won out
Jun 01, 2008 (4:45 pm)
Test drove both the Rondo and the Mazda5. We wanted at least 6 seats so that pretty much narrowed our options in the market. My hubby sat in the back of both and I turned on the air vents. He was sweating by the end of our ten minute test drive in the Kia and was far more comfortable in the 2008 Mazda5. We also liked the sliding doors and second row captain's chairs better than the bench seat in the Kia. Our double stroller fit better in the back of the Mazda5 than the Rondo too. We were almost enticed to buy the Rondo anyway because Kia offers a better warranty and the price starts a little lower. But when all was said and done the "deal" they were going to give us with the Rondo was only $1100 less than if we got the Mazda5 sport so we walked out of the Kia dealership and went directly to the Mazda lot. Two hours later we were finished signing papers and are now the owners of a Mazda5 sport automatic in Brilliant Black with the popular equipment package. We also chose the extended warranty- 7 years/75,000 miles. It should be here by Wednesday!
#258 of 271 Re: we tried the Rondo but Mazda5 won out [mrs_t]
Jun 02, 2008 (8:56 am)
The recent powertrain upgrades were significant - EPA mileage is up and it should be as quick if not quicker.
#259 of 271 Re: we tried the Rondo but Mazda5 won out [mrs_t]
Jun 02, 2008 (2:49 pm)
Thanks for answering one of the questions I had...how hot it would get in the 3rd row of the Rondo and Mazda5. It sounds like the 5 is much cooler back there. I'm guessing because the cool air can pass between the 2nd row captain chairs better than between the 2nd row bench of the Rondo.
#260 of 271 Re: we tried the Rondo but Mazda5 won out [bobw3]
Jun 02, 2008 (7:17 pm)
Glad to answer your question! I was thinking the same thing which is why dh decided to sit in the back to test it out. He also wanted to compare leg room and comfort. It wasn't even all that hot out... just not as much air circulating all the way in the back. I think it would be even worse if there were people sitting in the middle seats.