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Honda Accord Wins Edmunds' Inside Line V6 Family Sedan Comparison Test


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    SANTA MONICA, Calif. December 12,2007; Inside Line, Edmunds.com's online car magazine, today announced that the 2008 Honda Accord won the latest comparison test of six-cylinder family sedans, which is described in full at Comparison Test: 2007-2008 V6 Family Sedans.The Inside Line editorial team recently compared four fully loaded six-cylinder family sedans:

    2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ (MSRP of $27,245 and Edmunds.com True Market Value (TMV ) of $27,245), equipped with a six-cylinder, 252-horsepower engine and six-speed automatic transmission;

    2008 Honda Accord EX-L (MSRP of $30,895 and TMV® of $30,482), equipped with a six-cylinder, 268-horsepower engine and five-speed automatic transmission;

    2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE (MSRP of $32,560 and TMV® of $30,573), equipped with a six-cylinder, 270-horsepower engine and continuously variable transmission;

    2007 Toyota Camry XLE V6 (MSRP of $31,619 and TMV® of $28,439), equipped with a six-cylinder, 268-horsepower engine and six-speed automatic transmission

    "You can't go wrong with any of these sedans as they each have something to offer," says Edmunds’ Inside Line Engineering Editor Jason Kavanagh. "The chart-topping evaluation score, strong feature content and value for the money gave the new 2008 Honda Accord the edge."

    The 2007 Nissan Altima came in second place and impressed the editors because of its sporty feel and numerous features. The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu earned third place for its elegant styling and low price. The 2007 Toyota Camry took fourth place and was applauded for being powerful and well-equipped.

    Vehicle Rankings from Comparison Test: V6 Family Sedans

    1. 2008 Honda Accord

    2. 2007 Nissan Altima

    3. 2008 Chevrolet Malibu

    4. 2007 Toyota Camry

    To read the test and to get more information on the editors' evaluations and rankings, visit Comparison Test: V6 Family Sedans.

    Lively discussions about this comparison are currently underway in the V6 Comparison Test message board in Edmunds.com's CarSpace Forums