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#21 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:31 AM

That makes sense, smaller ICE is more efficient

 

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#22 OFFLINE   Marc Smith

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:58 AM

odob  from the edmonds site

 

2.5i  (non turbo)  CVT  26  32  28.7 combined

2.5i (non turbo) manual  22 28  24.7

2.0 XT turbo CVT 23  27  24.8

 

so yeah the bigger engine has less horsepower 170    than the 2.0 turbo  280  and Im sure the folks that drive the turbo moel are a bit more throttle happy than the 2.5.  I know i would be.  :)


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#23 OFFLINE   jmcgliss

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

My wife's 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L turbo manual averaged 24mpg. Her 2018 C-Max is averaging 50.2mpg for the same 45-mile commute.


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#24 OFFLINE   Nakkers

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

If it's simply a SUV you are looking for and Hybrid isn't needed, my vote is for the Subaru Forester. 

 

Ultimately, it really comes down to what ever floats your boat.   All will get the job done.  It really comes down to what you want to drive and sit in the driveway or garage. 

 

The Subie has the best outward view IMO.  It's a solid drive, best in class resale value if that is important.   And while you may not need AWD, it achieves decent fuel efficiency compared to others in the same price point and class that are only 2wd.  



#25 OFFLINE   Marc Smith

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:48 PM

we ended up with the subie

 

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#26 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:44 AM

Can't fault you on that decision!  We're on our second Forester.  I'm really hoping that they come out with a BEV or PHEV Forester before my CMax dies!



#27 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:45 AM

Can't fault you on that decision!  We're on our second Forester.  I'm really hoping that they come out with a BEV or PHEV Forester before my CMax dies!

That could be another ten years for your CMAX. :)

 

Paul


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#28 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:48 AM

That could be another ten years for your CMAX. :)

 

Paul

I'm hoping!


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#29 OFFLINE   jmcgliss

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

Congrats!  We've been reluctant to drive anything else since owning two 2005 Legacy GT turbos.


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#30 OFFLINE   sf49fanv

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:06 AM

My wife is 4' 10" She currently drives a 2014 Ford Escape. Great car.



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:31 AM

The older, smaller Tiguan is worth a look. They've been made the same for nine years, so it's proven and reliable, for a German car. I'd recommend the lower model trims. I selected a 2013 SEL model for the options (power seats, adaptive headlamps), but it came with 18-inch wheels and Sport Suspension that make for a harsh ride. The base model gives you a powerful 2.0 turbo engine, but City mileage will be disappointing. 








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