Looking at these competitors, there's not a bad choice here.
Compared to the 2009 Mazda6, the Toyota Camry rides more softly.
It is the "Buick" of this group.
The Honda Accord and Nissan Altima are close to the Mazda6 dynamically, but the Mazda is sportier still than the Accord (especially inside), and you must like continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) to fall in love with the Altima.
Hyundai's Sonata is a solid choice backed by a long warranty, while the Chevrolet Malibu continues to win over buyers with its styling and technology (Chevy offers a Hybrid model and a six-speed automatic with their four-cylinder).
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|2009 Mazda MAZDA6Browse Used Listings||2009 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan Manual i SV||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2009 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2009 Toyota Camry||2009 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2008 Nissan Altima|