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Old 02-05-2013, 03:23 PM
Jamesonsviggen Jamesonsviggen is offline
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Some of CR's logic is flawed


The Sonata for example.

The Turbo is the replacement for the V-6 which did not have that high of a take rate. The point is to offer V-6 performance with 4 cylinder economy, not to BETTER the 4 cylinders economy.

We had a '09 Sonata V-6 Limited, it did 0-60 in the high 6 second range and struggled to average 22-23mpg. So here you see the 2.0T Sonata gets very close to the 2.4's economy while giving it acceleration in-line or better than the former V-6.

Some of their other examples, the trucks and suv's, I think the big weight vehicles are more taxing, and less of an ideal fit for small displacement.
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