ACCORD EX-L V6 vs CAMRY XLE V6 vs FUSION SPORT V6 vs ALTIMA 3.5SR vs MALIBU LTZ V6


Earlier this month The Good Car Guy examined the price differential between America’s most popular car of 2009, the Toyota Camry, with America’s most popular car so far this year, the Honda Accord, and a stylish newcomer, the Hyundai Sonata. As anticipated, the Hyundai came in with lower pricing. More importantly, the Hyundai was more powerful and more fuel efficient than the Honda and Toyota. However, a Hyundai Sonata can no longer be equipped with the (less popular but more fun) V6 engine. So when it comes time for a V6 comparison, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are fighting fit. As are the other three most popular midsize sedans in America.

In February, Honda USA sold more than 22,000 Accords. Camry sales were way down at 16,552, but that figure is still out in front of the Ford Fusion (16,459), Nissan Altima (16,198), and Chevrolet Malibu (15,150). If a V6 is what you’re looking for, these five cars can supply. How much power can they deliver? How fuel efficient can they remain? And how high can their prices soar? That’s what the Numbers are for, so keep scrolling. Check out pics of all five cars and all vital Numbers after the jump.


271 – horsepower generated by the Honda Accord’s 3.5L V6, along with 254 lb-ft of torque
19 – city mpg rating given to the Honda Accord’s 3.5L V6, 10 mpg worse than the Accord’s highway rating of 29 mpg
41,855 – total price of a Honda Accord EX-L V6 with $10,040 in options and $710 in delivery fees

268 – horsepower generated by the Toyota Camry’s 3.5L V6, along with 248 lb-ft of torque
20 – city mpg rating given to the Toyota Camry V6, 9 mpg worse than the Camry V6’s highway rating of 29 mpg
33,383 – total price of a Toyota Camry XLE V6 with $3,333 in options and $805 for a DPH fee but before a probable $1,000 Bonus Cash incentive
263 – horsepower generated by the Ford Fusion’s 3.5L V6, along with 249 lb-ft of torque
17 – city mpg rating given to the Ford Fusion V6 when equipped with all-wheel drive, 7 mpg worse than the Fusion’s highway rating of 24 mpg
35,506 – total price of a Ford Fusion Sport V6 with $8,276 in options (including all-wheel drive) and $725 in destination charges but before $1,000 in retail customer cash
270 – horsepower generated by the Nissan Altima’s 3.5L V6, along with 258 lb-ft of torque
20 – city mpg rating given to the Nissan Altima V6, 7 mpg below that of the Altima’s highway rating of 27 mpg
32,180 – total price of a Nissan Altima 3.5SR with $6,940 in options and $720 in destination and handling charges
22 – city mpg rating given to the Chevrolet Malibu V6, 11 mpg shy of the Malibu V6’s highway rating of 33
252 – horsepower generated by the Chevrolet Malibu’s 3.6L V6, along with 251 lb-ft of torque
36,652 – total price of a Chevrolet Malibu LTZ V6 with $5,450 in options, $3,527 in accessories, and $720 in destination charges but before GM’s current $3,000 cash discount

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