2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima

The 2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima shows two midsize sedans to be equal players in their competition. Featuring sleek designs and aerodynamic body lines, as well as distinctive characteristics of their brands on the inside and out, the Mazda6 and the Nissan Altima are top picks in the mid-size sedan category. They are similar in style, size, and capability. With vehicles that are so alike, you need a side-by-side comparison in order for you to pick the best vehicle for you.

The 2017 Mazda6 was designed to be fully functionable and stylish. Both on the inside and out, this sedan is refined and comfortable. Likewise, the 2017 Nissan Altima is crafted to be aerodynamic, efficient, and easy on the eyes. The interior cabin is spacious and comfortable, featuring advanced technology throughout the vehicle. In addition, both vehicles are equipped with active and passive safety features that can help keep you alert to unsafe conditions while driving and help you avoid collisions.

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2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima
35 hwy mpg [1] Fuel Economy 39 hwy mpg [2]
$21,945 [3] Starting MSRP $22,500 [4]
2.5-liter 4-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
184 horsepower Performance 179 horsepower

Differences and Similarities Between 2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima

Like we said, these models are quite similar vehicles. Your choice highly depends upon what you want out of your next vehicle. The choice will likely hinge on your stylistic preferences, trim level amenities, and your personal preference for one brand over the other. Both are high-performance vehicles that are built to be durable, reliable, and fun.

Though, there are a few differences between the two vehicles. First, they differ in their fuel economy. The Nissan Altima gets slightly better gas mileage than the Mazda6. If your main concern is fuel economy, the Nissan Altima might be the pick for you. The two are relatively similar, however, the Altima gets about 4 more miles per gallon on the highway. While this isn’t a huge amount, it does add up over time. Now, this being said, each car gets impressive efficiency ratings for midsize vehicles.

Another difference, while small, is the horsepower. Both the Mazda6 and the Nissan Altima are fined tuned for agile handling and designed for impressive performance, but the Mazda6 does get about 5 more horsepower than the Nissan Altima.

Want to learn more about the 2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima? Contact our team today at Continental Motors in Chicago. Our sales team is on hand to help you find the right midsize vehicle best-suited to your needs.

[1] Up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG for 2017 Mazda6 Touring models with automatic transmission. Manual transmission models, 24 city/34 highway MPG. Actual results will vary. [2] Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Altima® – Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates: 27 city MPG / 39 hwy MPG / 31 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims. 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5 SR trim. 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG / 26 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 3.5 SR & 3.5 SL trims. Based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only. [3] Starting at $21,945 for 2017 Mazda6 Sport models with manual transmission. Excludes taxes, title, license fees and $835 destination (Alaska $880). Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details. [4] All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.

2017 Nissan Altima Rear and Front End View
2017 Nissan Altima Interior View of Steering Wheel and Dashboard in Black
2017 Mazda6 Interior View of Steering Wheel in Black
Exterior View of the 2017 Nissan Altima in Blue

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