2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima

It can be hard to stand out in the crowded midsize sedan segment that seems to continue to grow each and every model year. But there are some models, such as the Mazda6 and the Nissan Altima, that have cemented their place in midsize sedan history. Both have been around a long time, and both have earned themselves quite the reputation.

That’s both good and bad for consumers. It’s good because you have two great choices for a new car, but bad because it can be tricky figuring out which is the right model for you. But that’s why we’re here – to make sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision. So we’ve decided to put the 2017 Mazda6 up against the 2017 Nissan Altima in a head-to-head showdown. Let’s see which model comes out on top.

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2017 Mazda6 VS 2017 Nissan Altima
184 HP Horsepower 179 HP
185 lb-ft. Torque 177 lb-ft.
26 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 27 MPG
35 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 39 MPG

2017 Mazda6: Cheaper, More Powerful and Just as Efficient

There are a few things people look for right away when picking out a new car. One is the engine and another is gas mileage. In terms of gas mileage, the two models are incredibly close. The 2017 Nissan Altima comes out slightly ahead, getting 27 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway compared to the 2017 Mazda6 and its 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.

Where the 2017 Mazda6 pulls ahead of its competition – quite literally, in this case – is in terms of power. The new Mazda6 pumps out 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft. of torque, blowing by the 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft. of torque from the new Altima. What makes this advantage even more impressive is that the 2017 Mazda6 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) over $500 lower than the 2017 Altima.

That all means you’re getting more power and comparable fuel efficiency from the 2017 Mazda6 while paying over $500 less. Who doesn’t want to get more for less? Nobody. And that’s why the 2017 Mazda6 is the obvious choice. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Seacoast Mazda staff here in Portsmouth, NH. We’re here to help.

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2017 Mazda6 full interior passenger space

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