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2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Nissan Altima

When it comes to buying a family sedan, you’ll have a number of options to choose from. The unfortunate thing, however, is that the midsize sedan segment is full of cookie-cutter models that you may have a tough time telling the difference between. So, how do you filter out those vehicles to find the ones that are truly unique and noteworthy? We can help you with that.

By comparing the 2017 Mazda6 vs the 2017 Nissan Altima here, we will help you determine which model is the right choice for the driving needs of you and your family. Those concerned about cost will certainly find the Mazda6’s low starting MSRP affordable. Not only is it affordable, but it’s also a great value, coming standard with features like cruise control, a leather steering wheel material and daytime running lights, none of which come standard on the 2017 Altima.

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2017 Mazda6 VS 2017 Nissan Altima
From $21,945 MSRP From $22,500
184 hp, 185 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 179 hp, 177 lb-ft of torque
6-speed auto or manual Transmission 2-speed CVT
38.7 inches Rear Legroom 36.1 inches

Differences Between the 2017 Mazda6 and 2017 Altima

But, let’s talk for a second about something Mazda has always been known for: an enjoyable driving experience. The typical midsize sedan won’t necessarily be known for its thrilling driving dynamics, but that Mazda6 is not a typical midsize sedan. It is powered by a 184 horsepower engine that pumps out 185 lb-ft of torque and comes standard with the model. This is significantly more power than the standard engine on the Altima, and although the Altima does have an available V6, buyers should expect to face an MSRP of nearly $28,000 to get one.

Why else is the 2017 Mazda6 such a blast to drive? Well, it also gives you the option of either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission. Manuals are not easy to find these days, but Mazda has made sure that drivers who love to drive have the option. By comparison, the Altima comes equipped with a 2-speed CVT, hardly known for enhancing the driving experience.

There is so much more we would love to share with you regarding this comparison between the 2017 Mazda6 vs the 2017 Nissan Altima. To learn more, contact us here at Holiday Mazda to get behind the wheel for yourself.

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