The V6 Sedan: Comparing Top Models and Engine Sizes

May 30, 2014

The Toyota Camry is the top selling midsize car in the United States, but there are other models of V6 sedan that have come to challenge it in recent years. These include the Hyundai Sonata, the Honda Accord, and the Chevrolet Malibu, amongst others. If you're interested in purchasing one of these family size vehicles for your own, you should first familiarize yourself with these four leading brands of car. They are similar in their design and style, but they differ in some very important ways that can help you to make up your mind as to which one best suits your needs and driving interests. Unless otherwise noted, all of these vehicles and the information in this article will refer to the most recent new models of these cars.

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry holds the title of top selling vehicle for families in the United States, and it's not hard to see why. It is highly rated by Consumer Reports and customers alike, and this vehicle provides an amply powerful engine along with a sleek and functional body design to create a car that is both practically useful and attractive. It is easy to drive and features exceptional handling and responsiveness to changes in steering, braking and throttle. There are also Camry hybrid vehicles available at this point, which means that this car now is capable of even better gas mileage than it was previously.

The standard Toyota Camry engine is 2.5 liters and 4 or 6 cylinders at this point. Toyota Camry vehicles came in fully customizable packages so that you can decide exactly which amenities and options you'd like to add on to your car. This makes it possible for you to design the Toyota Camry of your dreams for little extra money.

Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is another popular choice of sedan with a V6 engine. At this point, the Sonata is less powerful than its competitor the Camry, as the Sonata is currently available with either 1.8-liter capacity engines or 2.0-liter capacity engines. Like the Camry, however, the Sonata has a fully customizable palette from which to choose your options and accessories. This car is competitively priced and is an excellent choice for a family on a budget.

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is another leading sedan in the United States. Honda Accords come in several different distinct trim options; the EX and the EX-L are the only ones that feature a V6 engine. These are the two top of the line models of the Honda Accord, and each of these features up to 271 horsepower.

Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is offered with a 3.6-liter 252 horsepower V6 and a 169 horsepower. 2.4-liter four-cylinder. It also offers a very well appointed interior with a full spectrum of options as well as a very freshly styled exterior.

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