The sedan segment has be relegated to boring daily drivers. The same black, grey, and white inoffensive sedans that offer no excitement and simply check off a bunch of generic features from a checklist. Luckily, Mazda isn’t scared to shake things up. With the Mazda6 sedan, Mazda has injected the usually-drab automotive segment with some excitement. But how does the Mazda6 stand up to the competition? Let’s take a look.
Here’s our comparison for the 2020 Mazda6 Grand Touring and the 2020 Nissan Altima SV. Which is more worth your time and money?
2020 Mazda6 Grand Touring
2020 Nissan Altima SV
|2.5L turbo 4-cyl
|250 hp / 320 lb-ft
||Horsepower / Torque||188 hp / 170 lb-ft
When it comes to driver experience, the 2020 Mazda6 wins, no contest. With its 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque (with premium fuel), the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G turbo-four trounces the 2020 Altima. The 2020 Mazda6 is quicker off the line, more responsive on the throttle, and smoother shifting than the Altima. It also handles much better. Where the Altima feels floaty and indecisive on turns, the 2020 Mazda6 bites in, with weighty, feedback-filled steering and precise handling, even at high speeds. The 2020 Mazda6 cuts the boredom out of your daily commute and even—dare we say—makes it fun.
The Altima and Mazda6 go blow-for-blow when it comes to features inside the cabin; both have automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, et cetera. However, the Altima feels inoffensive at best. The Mazda6 genuinely feels like a luxury vehicle. This partly due to the KODO design philosophy that uses minimalism to accentuate the sleek curves inside. At higher trims, though, the Mazda6 has genuine luxury features, like an 11-speaker premium Bose audio system and European-sourced Nappa leather upholstery and trim. The Mazda6 feels more like a European luxury car than a typical sedan and we love that.
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