2016 Mazda6 vs 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Mazda6

2016 Mazda6

2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Nissan Altima

If you’re looking for the perfect midsize sedan in Victoria, you might be trying to decide between the 2016 Mazda6 and the 2016 Nissan Altima. Which one is right for you? Make sure you choose the car that’s safest and most comfortable for your family when you’re driving around Duncan. Compare the two with this handy guide from Harris Mazda today.


Power and Performance


The 2016 Mazda6 features a powerful 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that uses SKYACTIV®-G technology to get you the power you need at 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY uses a higher compression ratio to burn gasoline, meaning that you’ll get a 15% increase in fuel efficiency and a 20% decrease in emissions without sacrificing the power you need. It uses a dual overhead cam shaft for more precise control, and variable valve timing as a fuel-saving measure to make sure you get the speed you want with no wasted power. Direct fuel injection means that you’ll get the power you want when you need it. Choose from a SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual transmission, or a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed Sport mode automatic transmission that comes with a drive selection switch, and enjoy a fuel efficiency of up to 5.8L per 100 km. The drive selection switch allows you to choose from a range of torque, steering ratios, throttle response, and more to move efficiently over any terrain and with any driving conditions.

The 2016 Nissan Altima features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. It uses a dual overhead cam shaft and a continuously variable valve timing control system to produce its power, with a continuously variable transmission that has just one speed. This engine gets just 6L per 100 km. With power that doesn’t exceed the Mazda6’s and a fuel economy that’s decidedly not as good as the Mazda 6’s either, the Altima’s standard engine just isn’t up to par.


Advanced Safety Systems

The 2016 Mazda6 has plenty of features that keep you safe, connected, and in control of your vehicle. However, not all of these features can be found on the 2016 Nissan Altima. Some of them are only available on the Altima as pricey add-ons, while many of them aren’t even available at all. Read on to see what you’ll get when you purchase a 2016 Mazda6.

  • Directionally adaptive headlights that turn with your steering wheel so you can see where you’re going, not just what’s right in front of your car

  • LED brake lights that cast a brighter and clearer light than traditional halogen bulbs, but with just a fraction of the energy use

  • Available lane departure warning system that uses specialized cameras to detect the lane markers and lets you know when you’re drifting with a visual and audible aid, as well as sending steering torque to the steering wheel to help nudge you back into your lane

  • An 11-speaker Bose surround sound audio system with a subwoofer for premium concert quality sound in your car

  • Driver’s seat memory that lets you program the 8-way power seat with heated cushions and seatbacks to your precise measurements, ensuring that you can easily get your seat back to your comfortable preferences even after someone else drives

  • Auto dimming mirrors that make it easy to see what’s around you without the glare of the sun or other bright lights

  • Standard lip spoiler that disperses turbulence in order to increase control and promote powerful performance

  • Standard driver heads-up display that lets you see your important statistics like speed and fuel left while keeping your eyes on the road

  • Digital and analog instrumentation to make it easy to check your vital statistics with a glance

  • Dual concealed cargo storage areas to keep your belongings safe from theft

  • Attractive leather and metal gear knob for ergonomic shifting

  • Standard carpeted front and rear floor mats to keep your Mazda6 clean, with available rubber floor mats to handle heavy-duty wear and tear

  • Standard rain sensing windshield wipers that keep your windscreen clean and visible even in the worst precipitation

  • Fully galvanized steel body and safety cage to absorb and deflect crash energy in case of a collision

  • Available finishes like pearl coat monotone to finish off the look of your Mazda6

Get Your Mazda6

Power Play

The 2016 Mazda6 is not only more powerful than the 2016 Nissan Altima, it also includes more safety features than the Nissan Altima to make your drive more secure in the Nanaimo area. You can get the 2016 Mazda6 today at Harris Mazda! Call Harris Mazda today at 1-844-537-8693 or come see us at 2525 Bowen Road in Nanaimo.