Compare 2014 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Mazda MAZDA6
2014 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 25 37 $20,035 $20,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,546 $22,695
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,329 $23,645
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
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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 $20,971 $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 V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,035
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,990
$22,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
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
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 191.5
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
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.4
Brakes
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)
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
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 Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3183 3108
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct 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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 -
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)
4.11 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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.8
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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