Compare 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2019 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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2020 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
2020 Volkswagen Passat
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,571
$33,300
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$35,750
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$596 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.3
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 2020 VW Passat has new looks over an old body, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg -
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 - -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 - -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 52.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 192.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 - -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11 -
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 16.2 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P235/40VR19 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P235/40VR19 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3436 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 267 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA -
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 236 @ 5600 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 - -
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)
3.49 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.09 - -
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
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 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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2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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