Compare 2016 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Subaru Legacy

2016 Mazda MAZDA6
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2016 Nissan Altima
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2016 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 $20,525 $21,495
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,842 $22,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,621 $23,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 38 $23,613 $24,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 26 38 $28,519 $30,195
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SR 22 32 $25,524 $27,390
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,895 $32,090
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4-Door Sedan 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5i 26 36 $20,533 $21,745
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i 26 36 $20,842 $22,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,495 $23,845
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,808 $24,145
4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited 26 36 $25,214 $26,845
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i Limited 26 36 $25,525 $27,145
4-Door Sedan 3.6R Limited 20 29 $28,061 $29,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,525
$21,446
$20,533
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,495
$22,500
$21,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$375 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
8.8
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. All-wheel drive for the entire lineup, a big back seat, and excellent gas mileage might be enough on their own to woo family-sedan shoppers; the 2016 Subaru Legacy has that, plus top safety, a smooth ride, and a design that fits right in.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 39 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1 37
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.4 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 54 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 101.9 104.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 52.1 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.4 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 191.9 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.8 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.4 15
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 11.8
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
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3179 3197 3468
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7 17 X 7
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 175 @ 5800
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 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 39 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27 26
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - -
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 0.74 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 - -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.70 2.63 - 0.38 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.83 3.90
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 5.6 5.9
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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