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2014 Nissan Altima 2014 Hyundai Sonata 2014 Mazda Mazda6
     
4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SL
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SL
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $22,170 $21,450 $22,695
Invoice $20,971 $20,532 $21,546
Avg. Paid $22,082 $21,637 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.4 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.1 9.1
Performance 8.0 7.9 8.6
Interior 8.2 7.9 8.0
Safety 9.4 9.1 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Nimble handling
  • Smooth CVT
  • Comfortable, stylish interior
  • Good fuel economy 
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Spacious trunk and comfortable seats
  • Balanced handling
  • Long warranty coverage
  • Dynamic handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious, comfortable cabin
Cons
  • Loud four-cylinder engine
  • Limited headroom due to sloping roofline
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Some complaints of bland interior styling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 27 City / 38 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy 26 City / 38 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 110 111.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 189.8 191.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 72.2 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.9 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3108 3245 3232

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.9 103.8 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 40 40 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 45 45.5 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.9 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54 55.2 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.8 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 34.6 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.7 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1 54.9 56.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.4 16.4 14.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 6000 190 @ 6300 184 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 4000 179 @ 4250 185 @ 3250
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.1 35.8 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 35 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 18.5 16.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard