Compare 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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2019 Volkswagen Passat
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $27,571 $29,200
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $29,929 $31,700
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $32,808 $34,750
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,836 $23,000
Mazda6 Sport Manual 24 33 $20,951 $21,950
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $24,269 $25,700
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2.0 Edition ONE Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 Edition ONE Sedan 25 34 $33,300 $35,750
Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan 25 34 $32,630 $35,030
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $27,393 $29,400
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,095 $33,380
Altima 2.5 Platinum Sedan 27 37 $29,840 $32,030
Altima 2.5 S AWD Sedan 26 36 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,371 $24,000
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 26 36 $29,291 $31,440
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $28,035 $30,090
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $24,882 $26,700
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 27 37 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $27,514 $29,530
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 28 39 $26,258 $28,180
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2.0T SE R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T SE R-Line Automatic 25 36 $28,765 $29,995
Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 25 36 $24,257 $25,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,571
$33,300
$28,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$35,750
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$596 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.3
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match. The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 - 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.1 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 - 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 - 102
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 52.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.2 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 192.9 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.6 61
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.2 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.9 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.6 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.4 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 - 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11 10.7
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 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.2 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - 36.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P235/40VR19 P235/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P235/40VR19 P235/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3436 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 330
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 236 @ 5600 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 267 @ 4000 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 - 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.49 - 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.09 - 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.56
Trans Type
6 1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.0 6.1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1000
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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2018 Mazda MAZDA6
  • 2018 Mazda6 still on sale in decent numbers
  • Factory rebate up to $1,500 for all buyers
  • Lease from $199 for 36 months
  • Get 1.9% APR for 60 months + no payment for 90 days
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  • 2020 Altima is here; 2019s are nearly sold out
  • Rebates: $1,500
  • Lease: From $229 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
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2019 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2019 VW Passat is available in two trim levels
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: No special offers, which is unusual
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