The 2014 Mazda6 will land right in the thick of the mid-size sedan market, a year after several important models--the Fusion, the Altima, and the Accord--have received complete redesigns.
The Nissan Altima gets up to 38 mpg on the highway and feels like a more mature, almost luxurious sedan this time around.
Meanwhile, the Honda Accord is due to get a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) like the Altima, with four-cylinder models, but it's keeping the V-6 option.
Subaru's Legacy is the way to go if you want all-wheel drive, while the Kia Optima offers one of the strongest sets of features for the money, as well as a quick yet economical Turbo variant.
The Ford Fusion is also radically different this year, with a rakish new design and the V-6 model replaced by a lineup of strong yet efficient EcoBoost turbo fours.
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