2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Nissan Altima

The 2019 Mazda6 was the last model released for the 2019 model year for Mazda. While everyone was eagerly waiting for these two, Mazda was fine-tuning the midsize sedan to make it 100 percent ready for the roads. Back and better than ever for 2019, the Mazda6 compares favorably against other top models – both conventional and luxury cars alike. This comparison between the 2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Nissan Altima will look at the former. Take a look!

Performance in the base sedans is similar between these two. The Mazda6 edges out the Altima in horsepower (187 vs 180), but the Altima just barely comes ahead in torque (188 vs 186). If you upgrade to the top engine option in each, you’ll find incredible power and performance in both the Mazda6 and Altima. Check out the table below for some head to head comparisons!

2019 Mazda6


2019 Nissan Altima

$23,800 Starting MSRP $24,000
250 hp/310 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque in Top Engine 267 hp/280 lb-ft
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission Xtronic CVT®
SKYACTIV®-G-Vectoring Control Torque Vectoring Technology Not Available

Highlights in the 2019 Mazda6

Mazda has the interesting distinction of sitting somewhere between a conventional automaker and a luxury automaker. While the features and performance in the top trim levels compare favorably against other luxury automakers, the low price tag resembles that of a less-expensive automaker – with Mazda usually winning in this category as well. In this case, the Mazda6 wins with more available features and more performance highlights than its Nissan counterpart. Some of the highlights you’ll find in the Mazda6 include:

  • Blind spot monitor
  • 360-degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear parking aid
  • Nappa leather-trimmed seats
  • Bose® Centerpoint2® Premium Audio
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • And much more!

Mazda is always one step ahead of the competition, and that’s especially prevalent with the Mazda6 when compared to the Altima. Could you see yourself driving the 2019 Mazda6? Get behind the wheel of this classy sedan by scheduling a test drive here on our website!

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