Compare 2014 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2014 Nissan Altima vs 2014 Subaru Legacy

2014 Mazda MAZDA6
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2014 Nissan Altima
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2014 Subaru Legacy
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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
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4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 21 29 $19,201 $20,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 32 $20,119 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $20,428 $21,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,990 $23,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $22,301 $23,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport 24 32 $23,784 $25,245
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Sport 24 32 $24,089 $25,545
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,343 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,651 $26,195
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $27,097 $28,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,035
$20,971
$19,201
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,990
$22,170
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$370 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
8.6
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. The 2014 Subaru Legacy continues to represent a good value as a sporty, affordable, all-wheel-drive sedan that's fun to drive--as long as you're not looking for the latest gadgets and gimmicks.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 54 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.1 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 101.9 103
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 52.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.4 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45 43
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 191.5 187.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.9 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.4 62
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.4 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.7 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.5 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.1 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3183 3108 3315
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 490
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3250 180 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 5700 182 @ 6000 173 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 - 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 - 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.70 2.35 - 0.39 3.45
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.83 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - 1.30
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 1.75 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 - 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.8 7.5
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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