|2015 Nissan Altima||VS||2015 Mazda6|
|2.5L Inline-4, 3.5L V6||Engine Options||2.5L Inline-4 Only|
|31 Combined MPG||Standard Fuel Economy||30 Combined MPG|
|15.4 cubic feet||Interior Cargo Volume||14.8 cubic feet|
|102 cubic feet||Passenger Volume||100 cubic feet|
In 2008’s thoroughly unnecessary Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, much of the labored tension comes courtesy of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones and Shia Labeouf's greaser named Mutt Williams. Despite Mutt’s best efforts to become the next one-man tentpole action franchise, all he receives in return is Temple of Doom-sized side-eye from Indy: “Nice try, kid, but I’ve been doing this for years.”
Pitting the 2015 Nissan Altima vs. the 2015 Mazda6 yields a similar reaction. Make no mistake, the 2015 Mazda6 is an excellent vehicle--exquisitely styled, a dynamic performer, inexpensive to drive. Yet, when placed next to the competing 2015 Altima, the Mazda6 doesn’t yet feel fully formed. With a greater number of convenience features, two compelling engine options and a more accommodating interior cabin, the 2015 Nissan Altima holds the distinction of being the inarguable king of the mid-size sedan class. And, great as the Mazda6 is, it’s still a few years away from a seat at the big kids’ table.
Nice try, kid. We’ve been doing this for years.
Despite the Altima’s impressive offering for 2015, it has taken years to reach such a lofty status. The latest edition of Nissan’s iconic sedan offers two highly capable powertrains, beginning with a 2.5-liter inline-4 that delivers an agile 182 horsepower along with a truly eye-popping 38 highway mpg according to EPA estimates. Upgrading to the 3.5-liter V6, meanwhile, is a different animal altogether; its 270 horsepower yield a zero-to-sixty time of 6.2 seconds, perfect for outrunning rogue boulders or outrunning villains to the Holy Grail.
With available features such as Nissan’s lauded In-Mirror RearView Camera and the upgraded NissanConnect Apps system now prominently featured, the 2015 Nissan Altima represents yet another leap forward for the famed model. To learn more about the 2015 Nissan Altima or to schedule a test drive, visit Robbins Nissan today.