I for one don't want all the complexity and weight of a 7 or more gear xmission. With 305 lb.ft. of torque why do you need 6 plus gears?I was reading the topic on the new 2.0 liter engine and understand the concern of wanting the newer engine with most likely more HP and better gas mileage.
I was also wondering when the new 9 and 10 speed transmissions that Ford is developing with GM are going to introduced? The six speed is almost old school these days when the Audi Q5 and others are using 8 speeds.
The new 2.0 liter engine and the new transmission would bet great for gas mileage.