Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2010 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,649 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,010 $19,470
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $18,930 $20,470
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $19,464 $21,050
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,293 $21,950
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $22,087 $23,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $24,098 $26,085
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 17 25 $24,572 $26,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,357 $28,540
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,649
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,600
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mazda Mazda6 is the choice for driving enthusiasts who are also compelled to make a practical, family-friendly selection. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 100.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 44.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.7 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.93 2.83
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D16 T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3258 3112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.39
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-Type Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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