While there’s no shortage of excellent sedans for drivers to choose from in the current automotive market, many car shoppers find themselves choosing between the 2021 Mazda6 vs the 2021 Nissan Altima. To educate drivers about these two cars, we’ve created a side-by-side comparison that takes a look at the trim level availability, technology features and driver aids of both models.
The 2021 Mazda6 is available in six trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Carbon Edition and Signature. The 2021 Nissan Altima is only available in five configurations: S, SV, SR, SL and Platinum. The 2021 Mazda6 comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen display for its infotainment system, while the infotainment system inside the 2021 Altima utilizes a seven-inch touchscreen for its infotainment system.
2021 Nissan altima
|6||Trim Level Availability||5|
|8 in. Touchscreen||Infotainment System||7 in. Touchscreen|
|Standard||Rear Cross-Traffic Alert||Optional|
One of the major differences between the 2021 Mazda6 and the 2021 Nissan Altima is the availability of their driver assistance features. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert both come standard inside the 2021 Mazda6, while these features are only offered in an optional package or in select trim levels of the 2021 Nissan Altima.
The 2021 Mazda6 comes standard with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine with 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine with 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque is also available.
Comfort and convenience features available for the 2021 Mazda6 include: Dual illuminating vanity mirrors, front and rear door pockets, electric power steering, front and rear cupholders, a keyless ignition system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an overhead storage console, a rearview camera, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and dual-zone front climate control.