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2020 Mazda Mazda6 vs. 2020 Nissan Altima Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda6

2020 Mazda
Mazda6

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New 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $35,400
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$24,300 to $35,180
Invoice* $22,880 to $33,420 $22,650 to $32,769
MPG - City 23 - 26 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6.

Convenience
The Nissan Altima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda Mazda6, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Mazda Mazda6 or the Nissan Altima, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Mazda6 and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda6 is about the same width as the Nissan Altima. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda6 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda6 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda6 has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda6 is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Altima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda6 and the Nissan Altima. The Mazda Mazda6 has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Altima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.