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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|2014 Mazda MAZDA6Browse Used Listings||2014 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2014 Kia OptimaBrowse Used Listings||2014 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2014 Subaru LegacyBrowse Used Listings|
|25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport||4-Door Sedan S FWD||4-Door Sedan EX||4-Door Sedan I4 2.5||4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2014 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2014 Ford Fusion||2014 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2014 Kia Optima||2014 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2014 Nissan Altima||2014 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2014 Subaru Legacy|