The Mazda 6 is one of the most interesting mid-size sedans in many years, but it arrived on the market just as a handful of other family sedans also found new style and substance.
The Ford Fusion is the 6's natural rival: it has a rakish design and a range of powerful turbo fours.
The Nissan Altima gets up to 38 mpg on the highway and feels like a more mature, almost luxurious sedan this time around.
The Honda Accord has rediscovered its lighter, more zesty driving feel and has an excellent four-cylinder/CVT powertrain on offer (and keeps the V-6 option).
The Subaru Legacy remains the way to go if you want all-wheel drive; it's been completely redesigned for 2015, with better looks, a more refined interior and better infotainment.
The Kia Optima is another alternative, offering one of the strongest sets of features for the money, as well as a quick yet economical Turbo variant.
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|2016 Mazda MAZDA6Browse Used Listings||2016 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2016 Kia OptimaBrowse Used Listings||2016 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2016 Subaru LegacyBrowse Used Listings|
|25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4|
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|4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport||4-Door Sedan S FWD||4-Door Sedan LX Turbo||4-Door Sedan I4 2.5||4-Door Sedan 2.5i|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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