2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR
2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR - Nissan Midsize Sedan Review - Automobile Magazine
If you want your front-wheel-drive family sedan with a strong dose of “oomph,” the Altima is your ride.

The most outstanding feature of the Altima is its powertrain, as the continuously variable transmission smoothly transmits the substantial 270 hp produced by the V-6 engine to the pavement. The exterior styling is nice but doesn’t stand out in any meaningful way, and much the same can be said of the interior. In a category that is still dominated by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord powerhouses, and with the recently redesigned Ford Fusion and Subaru Legacy also making a place for themselves, the Altima seems to have become somewhat lost in the shuffle.inline_mediumwraptextright0027719156/reviews/editors_notebook/1005_2010_nissan_altima_3_5_sr1005_02+2010_nissan_altima_3_5_sR+front_three_quarter_view.jpgtrue

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2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR
2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR - Nissan Midsize Sedan Review - Automobile Magazine
If you want your front-wheel-drive family sedan with a strong dose of “oomph,” the Altima is your ride.

The most outstanding feature of the Altima is its powertrain, as the continuously variable transmission smoothly transmits the substantial 270 hp produced by the V-6 engine to the pavement. The exterior styling is nice but doesn’t stand out in any meaningful way, and much the same can be said of the interior. In a category that is still dominated by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord powerhouses, and with the recently redesigned Ford Fusion and Subaru Legacy also making a place for themselves, the Altima seems to have become somewhat lost in the shuffle.

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2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack

2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack
2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack - Suzuki Hatchback Review - Automobile Magazine
Reasonably well mannered and easy to drive, and it has more than enough power.

I admire the Suzuki SX4 for having a ride that’s more solid and composed than the Honda Fit’s. Over bumps, the Fit often feels like the cheap car it is, while the SX4 feels like something larger and more comfort-oriented, along the lines of a family sedan. The tradeoff is that the SX4 occasionally feels too loose and soft when it’s worked hard on rough roads.inline_mediumwraptextright0027568298/reviews/editors_notebook/1004_2010_suzuki_sx4_sportback1004_02+2010_suzuki_sX4_sportBack+rear_three_quarter_view.jpgtrue

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited - Hyundai Midsize Sedan Review - Automobile Magazine
With one stroke, Hyundai has transformed the Sonata from rental-car, bottom-of-the-heap status to a legitimate threat to the kings of the lucrative and all-important mid-size-sedan segment.

Well, now I understand what all the fuss is about: With one stroke, Hyundai has transformed the Sonata from rental-car, bottom-of-the-heap status to a legitimate threat to the kings of the lucrative and all-important mid-size-sedan segment, the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. The four-cylinder engine and the six-speed transmission work very well together and should indeed meet the needs of many people who thought they wanted or needed a V-6 engine, and the bonus is an amazing 35-mpg highway fuel economy rating. With 198 hp on tap and a relatively modest curb weight of 3200 pounds, the Sonata had plenty of power for my brief stint on the freeway, where I easily merged into the traffic stream and accelerated to 90 mph.inline_mediumwraptextright28740268/reviews/editors_notebook/1004_2011_hyundai_sonata_limited1004_07+2011_hyundai_sonata_limited+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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