Nissan Maxima vs. Mazda Mazda6

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 White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$33,420
$21,950 - $23,000

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.81 / 5
48 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
187 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
SKYACTIV

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 in.
38.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 cu. ft.
14.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
P225/55VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
111.4 in.

Length

Length
192.8 in.
36.7 ft.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
192.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3478 lbs.
3326 - 3397 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
187 hp

Torque

Torque
261 ft. lbs.
186 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
29 - 31 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
24 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
33 - 35 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima
Mazda Mazda6

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
98.6 ft³.
99.7 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3478 lbs.
3326 - 3397 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 mpg.
27 - 29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 mpg.
24 - 26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 mpg.
33 - 35 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
2.5 L/152

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38
3.55 - 3.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77
1.95 - 2.02

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25
1.30 - 1.45

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550
1.00 - 1.03

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0
0.71 - 0.84

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
0.60 - 0.68

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
3.72 - 3.89

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
3.81 - 4.11

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
6.1 - 6.5

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
100

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18
Strut

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18
Multi-Link

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Strut

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8.5 in.
Multi-Link

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8.5 in.
P225/55VR17

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
P225/55VR17

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
17 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
17 X 7.5 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Compact in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Aluminum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Aluminum

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Steel

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Rack-Pinion

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
36.7 ft.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal.
4-Wheel

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
Yes

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
Yes

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.7 in.
11.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.2 in.
10.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
16.4 gal.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
34.2 in.
38.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in.
42.2 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.5 in.
55.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
53.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
192.8 in.
37.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in.
38.7 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.5 in.
55.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.4 in.
53.5 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in.
111.4 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
192.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³.
72.4 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Maxima
57.1 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
62.4 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
62 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
6.5 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
14.7 ft³.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Mazda6

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
Intermediate

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
Sedan