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2018 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2018 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Nissan Altima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Nissan Altima.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.

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Compare the 2018 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2018 Nissan Altima.

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2018 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,095 - $23,145

2018 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $23,260 - $33,630
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City MPG: 25 - 28 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 34 - 38 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,319 - $22,144 $21,683 - $31,328

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.