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moe
For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year 2010 competition, please see this thread.

Ford Flex EcoBoost
Base MSRP:
$40,490
Available Engines: 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6 with 355 HP and 350 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: All wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/22 Highway
Curb Weight: 4839 lbs.







Hyundai Santa Fe
Base MSRP:
$21,695
Available Engines: 2.4 liter DOHC inline-4 with 175 HP and 169 ft.-lbs of torque, 3.5 liter DOHC V6 with 276 HP and 248 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual (N/A with V6 or AWD), 6-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive, all wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 19 City/26 Highway (2.4 FWD 6MT), 20/28 (2.4 FWD 6AT), 21/27 (2.4 AWD), 20/26 (V6)
Curb Weight: 3688-4120 lbs.







Land Rover LR4
Base MSRP:
$48,100
Available Engines: 5.0 liter V8 with 375 HP and 375 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Four wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 12 City/17 Highway
Curb Weight: 5833 lbs.







Mazda CX-9
Base MSRP:
$29,385
Available Engines: 3.7 liter DOHC V6 with 273 HP and 270 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive, all wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/22 Highway (FWD), 15/21 (AWD)
Curb Weight: 4334-4550 lbs.







Toyota 4Runner
Base MSRP:
$27,500
Available Engines: 2.7 liter DOHC inline-4 with 157 HP and 178 ft.-lbs of torque, 4.0 liter DOHC V6 with 270 HP and 278 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 4-speed automatic (2.7), 5-speed automatic (V6)
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive, four wheel drive (N/A with 2.7)
EPA Fuel Economy: 18 City/23 Highway (2.7), 17/23 (V6 2WD), 17/22 (V6 AWD)
Curb Weight: 4295-4805 lbs.





Bjorn
Flex ecoboost is too much money.

Hyundi and Mazda leave me cold.

LR4 is just an update, should be called the LR3 V2.0 or some shit like that.

The 4 Runner looks oretty cool, and will probably be decently capable. I guess I'll go with that.
moe
QUOTE(Bjorn @ Feb 16 2010, 08:47 PM) *
LR4 is just an update, should be called the LR3 V2.0 or some shit like that.


It is, but it's very, very comprehensive. New interior, slightly revised exterior, all-new engine, etc. It's completely changed the character of the car from what I've read. In fact, I was tempted to put it in the Luxury SUVs category, but two new Range Rovers ruled that out.

I'm torn between the LR4 and the 4Runner. I thought it'd be pretty clear, and I'd vote for the LR, but then I found out about the 4Runner's Trail spec. Now that's tempting me.
Altostratus
Flex.

becuase it isn't british/indian.
dukenukem
QUOTE(Altostratus @ Feb 16 2010, 11:52 AM) *
Flex.

becuase it isn't british/indian.

Hater.
Synesthesia
Man, I dig the new aggressive looks of the 4Runner.
BlackJack
^About that, it's aggressive yes, but it's just too big for a family SUV. Whenever I see the bigass SUVs driven by soccer moms, I constantly shake my head. Hell, almost all the time they're all talking on the damn phone while handling the big ass SUVs.



Not to be a Volvo fanboy, but the XC90 should've been on here too. 3rd row seating and all.
Vadvagool
Also, the Toyota is labeled as the Mazda...
clarkma5
Flex! Flex! Flex!

I love the flex, I really do. It is the only car in the world with more than 5 seats I would ever spend money on. And I would gladly do it.
moe
QUOTE(BlackJack @ Feb 17 2010, 05:52 AM) *
Not to be a Volvo fanboy, but the XC90 should've been on here too. 3rd row seating and all.


I wasn't aware it was significantly revised for 2010.

QUOTE(Vadvagool @ Feb 17 2010, 05:55 AM) *
Also, the Toyota is labeled as the Mazda...


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