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2012 Mazda MAZDA6

2012 Nissan Altima

  2011 Mazda MAZDA6 4-door Sedan Auto i Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S Side Exterior View
MSRP
$20,480
$20,550
Invoice $19,343 $19,699
MPG
City/Highway
18/31 18/32
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Mazda6 is just as comfortable, practical, and refined as most other mid-size sedans, but it's a little more enjoyable to drive. Read Full Review The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Confident steering feel
  • Tasteful, sporty styling
  • Better-than-typical seating
  • Strong acceleration (V-6)
  • Cargo space

Dislikes:

  • Bluetooth still off the list for base SV
  • Not a safety leader
  • Unimpressive gas mileage

Likes:

  • Still one of the best-looking mid-sizers
  • Responsive handling
  • Simple, comfortable interior
  • Strong six-cylinder acceleration

Dislikes:

  • Back seat can seem tight
  • Pushbutton start, whether you want it or not
  • Some interior materials look drab
  • Safety scores fall a bit shy
  • CVT is an acquired taste
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