The mid-size sedan field has long been ruled by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, though the Camry no longer has the top-notch reliability and build quality it once did, and the Honda Accord has gone off in left field in terms of styling.
Meanwhile, the Nissan Altima is an exceptional large sedan, with responsive handling and sporty styling to match; however, it has less space overall than the Sonata, and its CVT automatic is a less appealing combination than the Sonata's four-cylinder and five-speed automatic.
The Chevrolet Malibu is just as roomy as the Sonata, with a very comfortable ride and well-appointed interior, though its four-cylinder engine isn't quite as smooth and quiet.
The Ford Fusion is a slight step smaller than the rest but feels much sportier overall.
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|2010 Hyundai SonataBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet MalibuBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2009 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda Accord SedanBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)||4-Door I4 Manual LX||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|
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|2010 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu||2010 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2009 Ford Fusion||2010 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2009 Toyota Camry||2010 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2008 Honda Accord Sedan||2010 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2008 Nissan Altima|