In this group of vehicles, the Mazda6 arguably has the freshest appearance.
But those looking only at the top-of-the-line V-6 Mazda6 "s" Grand Touring should also consider the Nissan Maxima.
The Maxima has an aesthetically appealing package, with an especially well-sculpted exterior, but the driving experience is a bit disappointing with the CVT automatic—as it is with the Altima.
Mazda has a gem in its 3.7-liter V-6, which feels stronger than virtually any of its peers.
Overall, the Toyota Camry rides more softly.
It is the Buick of this group.
The Hyundai Sonata was given a minor styling refresh for 2009, along with improved refinement, and it’s worth a look if you’re strictly seeking comfortable, reliable, or even luxurious transportation.
But like the Camry, the Sonata probably won’t raise your pulse.
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|2010 Mazda MAZDA6Browse Used Listings||2009 Hyundai SonataBrowse Used Listings||2009 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan Manual i SV||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (SE)||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5||4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE|
|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|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Continously Variable|
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|2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2009 Hyundai Sonata||2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2009 Toyota Camry||2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2008 Nissan Altima||2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2008 Nissan Maxima|