2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima

If you're in the market for a new midsize family sedan, you've got an overwhelming amount of viable options to choose from. So how do you know where to start? That's where we come in! Allow us to introduce you to one of our top picks in the segment: the 2017 Mazda6.

The 2017 Mazda6 is known for its strong performance, attractive styling, high-quality standard features, and reassuring handling. But how does the 2017 Mazda6 compare to the other impressive options in its segment? We're putting it to the test with a head-to-head comparison against one of the 2017 Mazda6's biggest competitors: the 2017 Nissan Altima. Keep reading to learn all about the features and specifications offered by both sedans!

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2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima
2.5-liter I4: 184 hp; 185 lb.-ft. Base Engine Specs 2.5-liter I4: 178 hp; 170 lb.-ft.
Standard on all trims Rearview Camera Not available for all trims
42.2/38.7 inches Legroom (Front/Rear) 45.0/36.1 inches
Optional Navigational Aid Not available

The 2017 Nissan Altima comes in eight trim levels: 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, SR Midnight Edition, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR, and 3.5 SL. Two engine options are offered: a 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that delivers 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.5-liter V6 engine that kicks out 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. It's important to remember that while the 3.5-liter V6 engine does generate plenty of power, it comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, the engine is only offered on the 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL trims, which both cost between $5,000-$10,000 more than the Altima's base trim. Additionally, the base trim of the 2017 Altima is notably missing features such as cruise control, driver's seat lumbar support, a leather steering wheel, daytime running lights, signaling exterior mirrors, and alloy wheels, all of which come standard on the 2017 Mazda6.

The 2017 Mazda6 comes in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. All trims come equipped with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that generates 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. All trim levels come standard with high-quality features such as a rearview camera, a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, the MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment System, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability, power windows and door locks, cruise control, Push Button Start, and keyless entry. The Touring and Grand Touring trims also tack on advanced safety features, such as Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Smart City Brake Support to their respective lists of standard features.

Drivers interested in learning more about the 2017 Mazda6 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda. Have additional questions about the sedan before getting in the driver's seat? No problem! Give our team a call today and we'll fill you in on everything you need to know.

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