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Thread: 2018 Camry Compared to Mazda6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    I wouldn't get too excited about the new Accord. They dropped the Coupe and the V6. The standard engine will be the 1.5T mated to the CVT.
    It might be OK with one occupant (driver) and an empty trunk, going to Costco,
    but I can't imagine going on a family trip with four adults and a trunk full of luggage, trying to maintain speed on the freeway on an incline. That little lawnmower engine will be screaming it's heart out.
    If you took the time to look how that powertrain does in the Civic you'd see it's the best performing compact in its class. I'm pretty sure a few hundred extra pounds of curb weight are not going to turn it into a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    I wouldn't get too excited about the new Accord. They dropped the Coupe and the V6. The standard engine will be the 1.5T mated to the CVT.
    It might be OK with one occupant (driver) and an empty trunk, going to Costco,
    but I can't imagine going on a family trip with four adults and a trunk full of luggage, trying to maintain speed on the freeway on an incline. That little lawnmower engine will be screaming it's heart out.

    Nah, the Honda 1.5T is a great engine and their CVT is very good, almost un-noticable. The system works great in both the civic and the CR-V and should pose no problem in the accord. I bet the 2.0T will be as good, if not better than the V6 it is replacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougal View Post
    Nah, the Honda 1.5T is a great engine and their CVT is very good, almost un-noticable. The system works great in both the civic and the CR-V and should pose no problem in the accord. I bet the 2.0T will be as good, if not better than the V6 it is replacing.
    Both drivetrain options are perfectly good.

    The 2.0T will have more torque which is exactly what the v6 was lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougal View Post
    Nah, the Honda 1.5T is a great engine and their CVT is very good, almost un-noticable. The system works great in both the civic and the CR-V and should pose no problem in the accord. I bet the 2.0T will be as good, if not better than the V6 it is replacing.
    My dad has a 2016 Accord with the CVT. Had several times where it lost its mind when putting it in gear/reverse. Not a fun thing when it decides it doesn't want to work when backing onto a busy road. Programming has been updated several times and it still happens from time to time. He loves the car, except for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPerception View Post
    My dad has a 2016 Accord with the CVT. Had several times where it lost its mind when putting it in gear/reverse. Not a fun thing when it decides it doesn't want to work when backing onto a busy road. Programming has been updated several times and it still happens from time to time. He loves the car, except for that.
    That is precisely why we went for the Mazda. The transmission has been trouble free. It's actually a very good unit. The gearing is good, rev matched downshifts are fabulous, smooth and quick upshifts, very responsive....

    The transmission works great and is calibrated well for the mid range torque of this car, but that makes the gearing way too long for full throttle pulls. Its a great unit though.

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    I've never driven the 6, or even sat in the driver's seat but I got a chance to in the new Camry. I'm kind of long on the torso, but only 6' tall, and my head was firmly placed in the roof. It had the panoramic roof so that may have contributed to it but there's no way a big guy is going to fit without some serious contortion and declination in the seat. I think I could probably do it but I'd have to want that car a lot more than I do. It's a pretty tiny cabin too, or at least it felt tiny to me. I would call it comfortable for the little bit of time I sat in it.

    Unless there's some significant difference when they don't have the panoramic roof guys built like me are going to have to look elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyingquail View Post
    I've never driven the 6, or even sat in the driver's seat but I got a chance to in the new Camry. I'm kind of long on the torso, but only 6' tall, and my head was firmly placed in the roof. It had the panoramic roof so that may have contributed to it but there's no way a big guy is going to fit without some serious contortion and declination in the seat. I think I could probably do it but I'd have to want that car a lot more than I do. It's a pretty tiny cabin too, or at least it felt tiny to me. I would call it comfortable for the little bit of time I sat in it.

    Unless there's some significant difference when they don't have the panoramic roof guys built like me are going to have to look elsewhere.
    Are you sure the seat was lowered? I'm 6'3 but i fit in just about any car if the seat is to the floor. I fit in the Mazda 6 comfortably, but the manual seat adjustment is better then the electric one because you can go even lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJ-Molestor View Post
    Are you sure the seat was lowered? I'm 6'3 but i fit in just about any car if the seat is to the floor. I fit in the Mazda 6 comfortably, but the manual seat adjustment is better then the electric one because you can go even lower.
    Um, push the height button in the down direction until it don't go no more? You might be right about the manual, I don't know.

    People never believe I have this problem on the internet. It was the same thing with the Accord Hybrid but it was better there. Still couldn't buy it with a moonroof though. The 6 is actually 38.4" with the moonroof so that would probably be enough, just barely.

    The Camry only has 37.5" with the moonroof. There's no chance it could work.

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