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Acura RDX, Mitsubishi Outlander, Buick Enclave, Car Comparisons, SUV
#9 of 38 Re: Nice techie useful CUV [alex789]
Oct 18, 2007 (2:13 pm)
Is that just gonna be a fancy rogue?
#10 of 38 Re: Nice techie useful CUV [alex789]
Oct 18, 2007 (2:14 pm)
EX35 got nothing, just a luxurious Rogue. Styling in EX35 is not a head turner in my opinion. Outlander being cheaper SUV offers the best styling and I do see people like to look at it. Yes, EX35 has cool all round camera assist, but coolness factor is not enough to justify the price tag. I bet it will be used as much as Navi gets used in your home town and probably will be cool to show off your friends, so personally I do not find particulary useful on a small CUV. Finally, it looks like it will be more expensive then RDX.
I said that before and say it again Outlander offers a lot for a lot less in CUV market.
If, I wanted to spend extra $15k I would get FX, even though it's due for redesign, it still looks awesome.
#11 of 38 Re: Nice techie useful CUV [klas]
Oct 19, 2007 (11:54 am)
You right about Outlander. It's #1 by the value along with
Santa Fe, which has a bit more power and room and less
toys. But both of them are in a lower class and are not to be compare to EX35.
EX is cool not because it has first in a world Around View Monitor(AVM) system or Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system. IT is cool, because it's not a "luxurious Rogue".
EX is a Big Power in a Small Package' CUV. Unlike Rogue, which is build on a small Sentra platform, it's build on the same platform as G, M and FX (you like). It has the same V6 Aluminum Block 3.5l 290-297 hp engine, as G35 and FX35, that Mitsu or Hyundai can only dream about. Take FX35, squeese it to 182.3 X 71" and make it on 4" lower, but leave the same engin. You'll get adventage in weght, so in fuel economy. Also add exquized interier. That will be EX.
To tell you more, you do not need extra 15K. Base AWD should be 32K and Journey AWD some 3K more. At least I hope so.
Go: Forums - Browse By Dicussions box. You'll get a lot of vidios, pictures, interviews, specs and comments. It's fun.
#12 of 38 Re: Nice techie useful CUV [alex789]
Oct 19, 2007 (3:23 pm)
i would say that you cannot compare the two. Outlander is more of a budget CUV that's the best in its class.
Again, personally Nissan/Infinity are mostly ugly looking cars and EX is no exception. FX would be the only car for me worth considering.
Paying premium price for a luxury car and think about fuel economy is a joke. If I needed power I would get a sports car, budget CUVs offer enough of that.
Also, pricing is just speculation at this point, but I don't see it being cheaper then RDX.
#13 of 38 Re: Nice techie useful CUV [klas]
Oct 19, 2007 (5:26 pm)
About styling. I personally like Outlander styling a lot.
This nice looking CUV definitely deserve more attention, than it is. But almost all of them are SUV-wanna-be styling, espacily front. To distinguish CUV Toyota did not bad job with RX , then Infinity with FX, now Buick Enclave and Mazda CX. Infiniti said: "Style on EX was inspired by the sport coupe G37", which is simply gorgeous. It is actually cross with FX styling, which you said is awesome.
So, I believe, you will like EX styling too.
#14 of 38 I think I am going with the outlander
Oct 23, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Its mostly a price vs tech features thing. I guess I will have to get used to turning on the windshield wipers myself again
#15 of 38 Re: I think I am going with the outlander [casolorz]
Oct 23, 2007 (12:20 pm)
Btw, I did have 06 TSX (traded in for Outlander) w/ voice navigation and it was cool to impress my friends, but in reality I found little use for it. (Only used "Go Home" feature, but I didn't see any point for "What's time is it" or "Temperature set to 70") I think Outlander navigation is a lot better in terms of other features.
#16 of 38 Re: I think I am going with the outlander [klas]
Oct 23, 2007 (12:27 pm)
Thanks for the info, yeah I have been looking at the tsx too but I just can't get over its lack of acceleration...
#18 of 38 Re: I think I am going with the outlander [alex789]
Oct 25, 2007 (7:58 am)
>> First Drive: 2008 Infiniti EX35' article by Ron Kiino.
Outdated 5-speed transmission?