2021 Mazda6 vs 2021 Nissan Altima 

2021 Mazda6 vs 2021 Nissan Altima

Looking for a new midsize SUV with supple seating, fuel-sipping EPA estimates, and athletic handling? The 2021 Mazda6 and the 2021 Nissan Altima are two options vying for a spot in your driveway. In this model comparison we unwrap the differences that might just make one of these cars a better investment overall.
The comparison table provided below looks at some key factors that buyers often consider when cross-shopping the Mazda6 and Nissan Altima lineups, including model pricing, performance specs, and feature highlights.

2021 Mazda6 


2021 Nissan Altima

$24,325 Starting MSRP $24,300
187 - 250 horsepower Engine Horsepower 188 - 248 horsepower
Standard Lane Keep Assistance Available
Standard Automatic High Beams Available

Which Sedan Offers the Best Value? 

The comparison table shows that the 2021 Mazda6 and the 2021 Nissan Altima are just about on par in starting price, but what you get for your new car investment isn’t so equal. What the comparison table doesn’t show is that the Mazda6 is regarded as one of the best-handling vehicles of its class and is to the same degree refined in styling. Despite its younger rivals, the 2021 Mazda6 still has one of the best interiors in its class, featuring a clean design, surprisingly upscale décor, and a long list of high-tech features to match.

All Mazda6 sedans have an 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, remote keyless entry, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and LED headlights built into the starting price. Both the Mazda6 and the Altima have standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection—but only the Mazda6 also has automatic high-beam headlights, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert on every model.

Shopping for a quality new car in Memphis, TN or the surrounding area? Gwatney Mazda of Germantown is home to a selection of some of the most coveted models in the Mazda lineup.

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