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 Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 26 38 $28,038 $29,695
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,546 $22,695
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 38 $23,320 $24,695
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 37 $20,035 $20,990
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,329 $23,645
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
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4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 32 $20,119 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,343 $25,895
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $24,651 $26,195
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $20,428 $21,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,990 $23,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $22,301 $23,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport 24 32 $23,784 $25,245
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport PZEV 24 32 $24,089 $25,545
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 21 29 $19,201 $20,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $27,097 $28,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,038
$20,971
$20,119
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,695
$22,170
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$370 / month
$355 / 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
26 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 54 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.1 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 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)
62.4 62.4 62
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.4 61.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.4 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.1 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 3108 3392
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 490
Engine
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
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27 24
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - -
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 1.75 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 - -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.35 - 0.39 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.83 3.70
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.8 6.6
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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