The 2015 Mazda6 vs. the 2015 Nissan Altima

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Palm Coast and Port Orange drivers on the market for a high-performance and highly efficient family sedan with plenty of safety features will find that both the 2015 Mazda6 and the 2015 Nissan Altima more than meet those needs. With excellent fuel economy to fly you past the pumps on those family camping trips, but with plenty of power for thrilling solo drives, these are two truly capable sedans. And with excellent safety features showcasing some of the newest in security technologies, you can rest assured that the safety of your family will be in good hands. So which one bests the other? Lets take a closer look at the two.


Both the Mazda6 and the Nissan Altima share similar standard engines, both cutting-edge 2.5L four-cylinder models that should offer more than enough oomph for most Port Orange drivers. While the Mazda6 achieves an excellent rating of 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, the Nissan Altima achieves a comparable 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This doesn’t make our job as critics any easier; it seems the two cars are more powerful than almost any other sedan on the market, but not significantly more powerful than each other.


When the Mazda6’s 2.5L four-cylinder is paired to its automatic transmission, it achieves an impressive 38 mpg on the highway. When the Nissan Altima’s own 2.5L four-cylinder weds to its own automatic transmission, fuel economy is just as extraordinary, at 38 mpg on the highway. Both of these high-endurance athletes would tie for first in a marathon around Palm Coast and far beyond.


2015 Nissan Altima Advanced Drive-Assist DisplayThe 2015 Mazda6 features standard safety measures such as anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, and plenty of airbags. Ditto for the 2015 Nissan Altima. Both cars earned the overall top rating of 5 stars in government crash tests. Both sedans offer optional technological features such as rearview cameras, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic monitoring. The Nissan Altima and the Mazda6 are both compelling choices in terms of quality safety reassurance.

Choose the One for You at Daytona Auto Mall

In terms of efficiency, power, and safety features, both the 2015 Mazda6 and the 2015 Nissan Altima are winners. Come to Daytona Mazda and see the Mazda6 for yourself, or just walk next door to Daytona Nissan and test drive the 2015 Nissan Altima. You’ll find us both at Daytona Auto Mall in Daytona Beach, FL, just a 30-minute drive from Palm Coast and a 20-minute drive from Port Orange. We look forward to seeing which one you choose!