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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|2017 Mazda MAZDA6Browse Used Listings||2017 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2017 Subaru LegacyBrowse Used Listings||2017 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings|
|24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|2017.5 Sport Manual||S FWD||2.5 Sedan||2.5i||LE Automatic (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2017 Ford Fusion||2017 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2017 Nissan Altima||2017 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2017 Subaru Legacy||2017 Mazda MAZDA6 vs. 2017 Toyota Camry|