2017 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. Its Competition

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Ultimately, only the Honda Accord comes close to the Mazda 6 in terms of driving enjoyment, but its CVT transmission isn't as desirable as the 6's traditional automatic.

The Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry are seen as default choices in the segment—and that's because they're excellent transportation as light on discernable flaws as they are on personality.

The Subaru Legacy delivers commendable all-wheel drive and a near-luxury feel, but it isn't as fuel efficient and it remains rather dowdy looking.

The Ford Fusion, on the other hand, has some rough edges but is certainly the looker of the midsize sedan class.

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Unless you're just power-hungry, the 2017 Mazda 6 remains one of the best family-sedan choices you can make.
The 2017 Ford Fusion blends enduring good looks, a wide variety of powertrains, impressive interior space and comfort along with all the latest electronic safety systems and a few design upgrades.
The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology.
The safety and all-weather performance of the 2017 Subaru Legacy are convincing enough. Consider the roomy sedan's value at any trim and decent gas mileage, and it's no wonder it was our Best Car to Buy for 2015.
The 2017 Toyota Camry is a comfortable commuter without much pretension; a very good appliance for car buyers who prefer substance over style.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
2017.5 Sport ManualS FWD2.5 Sedan2.5iLE Automatic (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2017.5 SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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