Compare 2016 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Mazda MAZDA6
2016 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 26 38 $28,519 $30,195
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,842 $22,995
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 38 $23,613 $24,995
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 37 $20,525 $21,495
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,621 $23,945
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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 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,895 $32,090
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SR 22 32 $25,524 $27,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,519
$21,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,195
$22,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mazda 6 is a near-knockout: its four-cylinder isn't blazingly quick, but the stunning shape and athletic driving experience add a lot of charm to the surprisingly frugal four-door. A new SR model brings some driving fun back to the 2016 Nissan Altima, while preserving its mainstream family-sedan appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 54
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 101.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
P225/45WR19 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 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)
3250 3197
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 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)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 39
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 0.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
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
5.7 5.6
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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