After only having my new 2014 LT for @ a month, I swear it is much better than 2012 Eco. Granted I have only put 600 miles on it, but overall the automatic and the general performance for the type of driving I do make it much better car for me. I mentioned to a co worker, that to this point I don't miss the 6M. I thought that would have been my biggest hang up but I think the gearing of the LT vs the Eco(even as an automatic) given the type of driving I do make the driving experience much better. I was struggling to get mid 30s out of my Eco with @ 90% city driving and find myself hwy drives to boost the MPG. Given the non hwy driving I do and the hills around where I live make the LT a better fit for me. Honestly I found myself doing a lot of shifting around my area in my Eco which in and of itself gets old fast. I wonder how the LT 6M would have fared? Overall I am satisfied with my auto LT choice and seeing close to similar MPG(31/vs. 33) to the Eco which is encouraging.