2018 Mazda Mazda6

2018 Mazda6

2019 Nissan Altima in Dark Blue

2019 Nissan Altima

2018 Mazda6 vs. 2019 Nissan Altima

If you’re on the hunt for a sedan that will excite you each time you get behind the wheel, there’s a good chance that you’d like to see the 2018 Mazda6 and 2019 Nissan Altima go head to head! After all, these two vehicles start right in the same price range, offer similar engines, and include a long list of standard features. However, comparing the Mazda6 vs. Nissan Altima, it’s not hard to see that the Mazda comes out far ahead of its competitor. Find out how their performances and standard features compare before scheduling your visit to Biggers Mazda near Schaumburg.

Performance: Mazda6 or Nissan Altima?

When comparing the 2018 Mazda6 vs. 2019 Nissan Altima, it’s essential to note that each Mazda6 configuration has been designed with Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. This advanced performance enhancement is just one of the factors that lets the Mazda6 tower head and shoulders above the Altima:

  • The Mazda6 comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sport Mode, while the Nissan Altima includes a continuously variable transmission.
  • For added savings and a more driver-focused touring experience, one can also choose to equip the Mazda6 with a manual transmission! No comparable equipment is available for the Altima.
  • The Mazda6 SKYACTIV®-G engine maximizes fuel compression to deliver superior low-speed torque for your St Charles and Geneva drives.
  • In their baseline trims, the Mazda6 delivers more horsepower and torque than the Altima. Upgrade, and the Mazda advantage in torque becomes even more significant.
  • Only the Mazda6 delivers torque vectoring technology with G-Vectoring Control. The Altima doesn’t offer torque vectoring.

Drivers do have one reason to choose the Altima over the Mazda6: with less torque and performance capability, the Altima is able to deliver slightly higher fuel economy ratings, in the city or on the highway. This helps to make the Nissan more competitive, but the Altima still falls far short of the high standard set by the Mazda6 performance.
2018 Mazda6 Red Exterior

Safety Technology: Nissan Altima or Mazda6?

The 2018 Mazda6 possesses a lower starting price than the 2019 Nissan Altima, but that doesn’t mean it’s bringing less to the table! According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both the 2019 Nissan Altima safety ratings and the 2018 Mazda6 safety ratings earned each a coveted Top Safety Pick designation. However, if one only looks at these vehicles’ final ratings, they’ll end up missing half the story. Here, we’ve listed just a few of the safety features that come standard in the Mazda6, but are unavailable in the baseline trim of the Altima:

  • Daytime running lights
  • Integrated turn signal mirrors
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Auto-leveling headlights

What’s more, the baseline configuration of the 2018 Mazda6 offers many optional driver-assistance features that aren’t available at all on the standard trim of the Altima. These include adaptive cruise control, a rear parking aid, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist. In order to access similar technologies in the Altima, you’ll need to upgrade to an entirely new and more expensive trim level.

Step Inside the 2018 Mazda6 at Biggers Mazda!

We’ve barely scratched the surface of what sets the 2018 Mazda6 apart! When you schedule a test drive in any of the new Mazda6 models at Biggers Mazda, you’ll have the opportunity to get firsthand experience with this sedan’s standard dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and hands-free communication system, all of which cost extra in the Altima. Compare the Mazda6 to the 2019 Toyota Camry or the 2018 Honda Accord to learn more, or get in touch to apply for financing today!

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