Except in sporty SE trim, the 2009 Toyota Camry has perhaps the softest, most comfort-oriented ride among mid-size sedans.
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, however, also emphasizes ride quality and comfort, and it has more distinctive styling, equivalent performance, and more impressive materials and quality.
The Malibu also includes electronic stability control on all of its models except the base LT.
The new-for-2009 Accord has—compared to the Camry—a stunning interior, especially in the more expensive V-6 models.
The Fusion and Altima have a sportier driving feel but are a little smaller inside.
The Volkswagen Passat is another good alternative to the Camry—especially with the base 2.0T four-cylinder engine—but beware of spotty reliability.
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|2009 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2003 Volkswagen PassatBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5||4-Door Sedan GL Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sdn|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2009 Toyota Camry vs. 2008 Nissan Altima||2009 Toyota Camry vs. 2003 Volkswagen Passat|