Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Mazda MAZDA6
2013 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $19,575 $20,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $20,517 $21,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $22,071 $23,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $23,769 $25,170
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $26,204 $27,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $28,316 $29,990
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,575
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,725
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$345 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda6 is a little more enjoyable to drive than other mid-size sedans, and its roomy, comfortable interior is another advantage, but it's behind the curve in occupant safety and tech features. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.500 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
42.500 45.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.100 54.000
Second Leg Room (in)
38.000 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
39.400 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
55.900 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.300 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.900 101.900
Second Head Room (in)
37.300 37.100
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.900 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
109.800 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
NA 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
62.800 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.100 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.700 191.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.600 15.400
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD - 11.500 x 0.350
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.500 18.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.930 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.200 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.400 36.100
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D16 T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3268 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.900 7.200
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 38
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.198 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.388 4.828
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.970 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.680 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.454 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.310 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.795 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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