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AWD on a sedan would be nice

Comfy seats

easy in and out

long term durability reliability will keep 15 years

??? start stop technology ??? will this and its smallside battery be a dependability problem?

or should I consider Accord or Camry

Priorities: Ride smoothness / Quietness / Driving position & visibility

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Sedan

Car Needs: Daily commuter

Primary Driver(s): Short driver / Tall driver

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 18000
Maximum age: 2 years

Maximum price: US $ 30000

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Response from mkaresh

1:54 am August 29, 2016

Among the above, AWD is only offered on the Fusion.

For AWD and optimum visibility in a sedan, I'd look at the Subaru Legacy. For visibility without AWD, plus better long-term reliability, your best bet would be the Honda Accord. For 2017 the Accord is again available as a hybrid, if you want to go that route.

The Legacy has been very reliable from the 2010 model year on, but 15 years is a long time. The Ford and especially the Chevrolets have been less reliable than the Legacy.

15 years would be pushing it with a hybrid battery. And the system in the Malibu is brand new. The Honda system also has a limited record. The Fusion Hybrid is more proven.

If you are considering the Fusion, also check out the C-MAX. Very good visibility and handling in a tall hatchback. I enjoyed testing it much more than I did the Fusion or the typical small crossover (subject of your other post).


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Response from NormT

10:20 am July 19, 2017

For smother driving and quietest car with AWD, under $30,000, I'd look at the Buick LaCrosse 3.6l AWD for around $20,000. Or pony up for styling and more features with a sub-$30,000 Cadillac XTS as it is similar size as the Impala/LaCrosse. The Buick holds it's value the best and about best in the segment.


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