Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Maybe the FiveHundred isn't underpowered after all?

One of the biggest criticisms of the new FiveHundred/Montego and FreeStyle has been the power of the 3.0 V-6 rated near 205 hp. But the car has tested well in comparison test, as far as 0-60 and passing. Now this new article shows how different testing regulations are going to cause many Japanese cars to be reevaluated and have their ratings lowered. The Toyota Camry coming down from 210 to 190 hp. Maybe the critics have been too hard on Ford?

Maybe some of those smug pro japan auto journalists and pundits need to think again?

1 comment:

J G Halmayr said...

Quick check of car and shows Camry SE auto wih curb weight of 3450 lbs, and a 500 SE auto with a curb weight of 3664 lbs. Does 200 extra pounds make a difference? Would the average driver notice? Maybe it's just the way the engine delivers the power that makes it seem underpowered?