Last post on Apr 13, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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Toyota Corolla, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#6 of 12 Re: 2009 Corolla vs smoother quieter options [frostbyte3964]
Mar 24, 2009 (4:31 pm)
IMO the Corolla is smoother/quieter than the Accord.
I don't think you'd like the acceleration of a Buick land yacht with a 1.8L engine.
A great combination of smoothness/quietness plus fuel economy is the Camry hybrid. And you could get one for under $30k. I've heard good things about the new Fusion/Milan hybrid also, but it's not quite available yet.
Mar 24, 2009 (4:50 pm)
I think I can get a Camry Hybrid for around $25k, maybe even $24k. When I get back and can test drive, I'll give it a drive.
How does the Prius ride in comparison? I've heard it's suppose to be in between a Corolla and a Camry in size, but not sure about noise and ride. More to test drive. From what I've heard about the new Insight, I'd rather have the Prius. I like the synergy drive technology, plus it's better in city driving with all it's technology. I'm just not sure the hybrid aspect will be good for a 200k mile mentality to a purchase.
#8 of 12 Re: [frostbyte3964]
Mar 24, 2009 (5:32 pm)
The current Prius is not as smooth IMO as the Corolla, but pretty quiet especially in electric-only mode. Pretty roomy in back for two adults--moreso than the Corolla. Plus the hatch. New Prius is supposed to be more powerful, smoother, more roomy. More expensive, too. But Camry hybrid is roomier, quieter, smoother than Prius. There's the new little Lexus hybrid with the Camry hybrid powertrain, looked very nice at the local auto show last weekend. Might blow your $30k budget though.
Mar 24, 2009 (6:15 pm)
Thanks. I'll probably stick with the Camry in that comparison. It still gets prety good mileage.
I was just looking up other choices and came across the 2010 Buick Lacrosse. Great looking car and it might be $25k for a base model that will likely still be pretty loaded in comparison to a Camry. Looks like more of a TL class of car! Not sure what the mileage is, but probably little less than the Camry, but it has some great sounding sound deadening things done to it and they are always very smooth. It should be available to test drive by the time I get back! Another for my list for sure if it keeps that price point. Even better if I can find a used one that's almost new.
Apr 13, 2009 (5:48 am)
you could also just get the base Camry with the four cylinder. The 2010 Fusion with the four cylinder is rated 23/34 and is supposed to be pretty quiet. Also the Malibu hybrid 26/34 or the Malibu with the 4 cylinder 6 speed transmission is rated at 22/33.
Coming out this fall is the 2010 golf which is supposed to have made great strides in reducing noise. We should get the clean diesel option which would be 30/44 or better.
#11 of 12 Re: [deaconbluz]
Apr 13, 2009 (12:54 pm)
Now if only Volkswagon get get their reliability rating from the bottom of the pile to go with the good gas mileage rating they might be worthwhile considering.
#12 of 12 Re: [terceltom]
Apr 13, 2009 (10:00 pm)
It has done that, on the Golf (Rabbit) and Jetta at least.