Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2010 Mazda MAZDA6
2008 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $24,098 $26,085
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $18,930 $20,470
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,293 $21,950
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $22,087 $23,900
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,357 $28,540
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 17 25 $24,572 $26,600
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,649 $18,600
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,010 $19,470
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $19,464 $21,050
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 ULEV 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,098
$20,112
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,085
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$358 / 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
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 89.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.7 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 7.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.93 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3309 3095
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17.0 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17.0 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
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
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 5.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 -

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