Compare 2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Mazda MAZDA6
2021 Nissan Maxima
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Carbon Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Carbon Edition Automatic 23 31 $31,109 $32,950
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $28,491 $30,175
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $30,849 $32,675
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $33,892 $35,900
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $23,235 $24,475
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $25,565 $27,075
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $39,497 $42,320
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $39,433 $42,250
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $34,623 $37,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,109
$39,497
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$42,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$705 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda 6 drives the point home: not every family needs a crossover SUV. The 2021 Nissan Maxima slips into sporty territory with a handsome shape and good road manners, but the CVT saps its verve.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 96.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P245/40WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P245/40WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3676
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.49 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.09 5.25
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 1.77
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
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2021 Nissan Maxima
  • 2021 Maxima is here; 2020s still available
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