Originally Posted by JustyWRC
Totally different beast. Smaller, lighter. Put that '04 FXT motor in the 2014 body and I would bet the 0-60 would be slower than the DIT.
Agreed...the new one will carry 300 or so lbs more, but more of the discrepancy has to do with the '04 having shorter gearing. That and the small turbo on the large motor made it a real jackrabbit off the line.
I was just taking an easy potshot at the CVT...which I am well documented as to loathing. I'm sure it will be durable, and efficient, and smooth for cruising. I just find it hopelessly dull and I expect dimwitted for performance driving (I've tested CVTs from Subaru/Honda/Nissan and they all drive me crazy in any "spirited" driving.