Compare 2017 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
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2017 Nissan Altima
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2017 Subaru Legacy
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2017.5 Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 2017.5 Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $28,991 $30,695
Mazda6 2017.5 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,842 $22,995
Mazda6 2017.5 Sport Manual 24 34 $20,954 $21,945
Mazda6 2017.5 Touring Automatic 26 35 $23,848 $25,245
Mazda6 2017.5 Touring Manual 24 34 $22,858 $24,195
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $28,991 $30,695
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,842 $22,995
Mazda6 Sport Manual 24 34 $20,954 $21,945
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $23,848 $25,245
Mazda6 Touring Manual 24 34 $22,858 $24,195
Select style
2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 2.5 Sedan 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 2017.5 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,900 $28,870
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $24,008 $25,760
Altima 2017.5 2.5 Sedan 27 39 N/A N/A
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,732 $32,990
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 N/A N/A
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,453 $32,690
Altima 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 $26,082 $27,990
Select style
2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,796 $21,995
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,083 $28,840
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,670 $23,995
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,512 $25,995
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,617 $31,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,991
$21,348
$20,796
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,695
$22,900
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$512 / month
$382 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Unless you're just power-hungry, the 2017 Mazda 6 remains one of the best family-sedan choices you can make. The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology. The safety and all-weather performance of the 2017 Subaru Legacy are convincing enough. Consider the roomy sedan's value at any trim and decent gas mileage, and it's no wonder it was our Best Car to Buy for 2015.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 39 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 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)
62.4 62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.4 15
Brakes
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 11.8
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
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
P225/45WR19 P215/60TR16 P225/55VR17
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 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3212 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 16 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 16 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 490
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3250 177 @ 4000 174 @ 4000
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 179 @ 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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 39 34
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.63 - 0.38 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.83 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - -
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 0.74 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
Body Style
2017.5 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
6.1 5.6 6.0
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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