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Compare 2014 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2014 Nissan Altima

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 37 $20,035 $20,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,546 $22,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 38 $23,320 $24,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 26 38 $28,038 $29,695
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,329 $23,645
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mazda 6 is a beauty, with refined, perky powertrains and a driving experience that mostly delivers on what the exterior suggests. Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 45
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.7 101.9
Front Hip Room (in) 56.1 54
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 72
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 191.5
Liftover Height (in) - 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 11.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3183 3108
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 550
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 5700 182 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 38
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.70 2.35 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 -
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
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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