2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima

The 2017 Mazda6 has set itself apart from competitors with its wide variety of standard features, high-quality interior materials, and suite of advanced safety options, making it a perfect choice for a variety of midsize sedan shoppers. That's not even to mention to 2017 Mazda6's newly standard G-Vectoring Control System and driver-oriented handling.

But how does the 2017 Mazda6 compare to other top competitors in the midsize sedan segment like the 2017 Nissan Altima? We're putting the 2017 Mazda6 to the test with a head-to-head comparison against the 2017 Altima! Keep reading to learn all about the features and specifications offered by each vehicle.

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2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima
2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G I4: 184 hp; 185 lb.-ft. Base Engine Specifications 2.5-liter I4: 179 hp; 177 lb.-ft.
Standard 7-inch Touchscreen Display Standard 5-inch
38.7 inches Second Row Legroom 36.1 inches
Standard for all trims Front Lumbar Support Not available

The 2017 Nissan Altima comes in six trim levels: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, SR Midnight Edition, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, and 3.5 SL. All trim levels except the 3.5 SL come standard with a lackluster 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, which generates 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. It's important to note right off the bat that the engine is less powerful than the 2017 Mazda6's standard engine. Drivers looking for more power under the hood will be forced to opt for the most expensive trim in the lineup, the 3.5 SL, which comes equipped with a 3.5-liter engine that kicks out 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the 2017 Altima is notably missing standard features such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 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 well-equipped trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. All three trims come equipped with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine, which is designed to mix the perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency. Even the base trim in the 2017 Mazda6's lineup comes standard with high-quality features such as a rearview camera, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Push Button Start, a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, and automatic halogen headlights.

Car shoppers interested in learning more about the 2017 Mazda6 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Seacoast Mazda. We'll fill you in on everything you need to know as well as answer any questions you may have. Drivers ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Mazda6 are invited to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

2017 Mazda6 dashboard from front passenger perspective
2017 Mazda6 steering wheel and dashboard
2017 Mazda6 Commander Control knob and center console
Birds-eye view of 2017 Mazda6 interior

2017 Mazda6 on concrete with text saying Touring vs Grand Touring

2017 Mazda6 Touring vs Grand Touring

The car shopping process includes several important decisions. After determining whether to buy a new or used vehicle and which make and model is best suited for you, you must choose a trim level that has the features and capabilities that you need. The 2017 Mazda6, for example, is available in three unique trims. Here are some of the key differences and similarities between the Mazda6 Touring and Grand Touring trims.

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