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2009 Mazda MAZDA6

2008 Nissan Altima

  2009 Mazda MAZDA6 i SV 2008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View
MSRP
$18,550
$18,620
Invoice $17,601 $18,243
MPG
City/Highway
17/30 19/33
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it. Read Full Review The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Tasteful, sporty styling
  • More powerful and efficient engines
  • Agile handling
  • Roomy backseat
  • Huge trunk

Dislikes:

  • Lack of contrast on uplevel instruments
  • No rear-seatback release in trunk

Likes:

  • Base four-cylinder model is peppier than rivals
  • Very fuel-efficient with four-cylinder and CVT automatic
  • Especially torquey V-6 can keep up with some sports-cars
  • Crisp, responsive handling

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat not especially roomy
  • No way to avoid gimmicky keyless ignition system
  • Four-cylinder models don’t include stability control
Crash Test Ratings
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