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The 2021 Mazda6 vs. the 2021 Nissan Altima: Which Is the Top Sedan in BC, Canada? 

The 2021 Mazda6 and 2021 Nissan Altima are two of the most popular sedan options in BC, Canada. Both are capable, family-oriented vehicles with safety features and unexpectedly attractive exteriors. However, one of this pair stands out in several essential areas.

Here is a comparison of the 2021 Mazda6 and the 2021 Nissan Altima. 


 

The 2021 Mazda6 vs. the 2021 Nissan Altima: Which Brings More Power to BC's Roads?

2021 Mazda6
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Base Engine: SkyActiv-G 2.5L I-4
Horsepower/Torque: 187/186 lb.-ft
Turbo Engine: Skyactiv-G 2.5 T Dynamic Pressure Turbo
Horsepower/Torque: 250/320 lb.-ft
Transmission: Six-Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Nissan Altima
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Base Engine: 2.5L Direct Injection
Horsepower/Torque: 182/178lb.-ft
Turbo Engine: 2.0L Intercooled Turbo
Horsepower/Torque: 236/267 lb.-ft
Transmission: Continuously Variable Timing (CVT)
 

The base SkyActiv-G 2.5L I-4 on the Mazda6 outperforms its counterpart on the Nissan. Both sedans offer a turbo engine, but the power gap between the two is even wider. Most importantly, the Mazda's six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters (on GT and higher trims) offers a much better driving experience than the Altima's CVT.

 

The 2021 Mazda6 vs. the 2021 Nissan Altima: Which Has a Better Interior in BC, Canada?

Mazda6
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Upholstery: Cloth (GS) or Leather (GT and higher trims)
Passenger Volume: 2,826 L
Back Row Head/Legroom: 942/983 mm
Climate Controls: Dual-zone with rear vents
Noise Isolating Windshield: Standard
Nissan Altima
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Upholstery: Cloth or Leather (on Platinum trim only)
Passenger Volume: 2,798 L
Back Row Head/Legroom: 932/894 mm
Climate Controls: Dual-zone with rear vents (SR and Platinum)
Noise Isolating Windshield: Acoustic laminate

The 2021 Mazda6 brings a better back-seat experience to BC, Canada with more legroom and heating elements on GT and higher trims. Additionally, special design features - such as the Garnet Red leather upholstery on Kuro models - set the sedan apart from all its competitors and makes it comparable to luxury autos rather than vehicles in its own class. 

 

The 2021 Mazda6 vs. the 2021 Nissan Altima: Which Brings Better Safety Features to BC, Canada?

Mazda6
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Driver Assistance: G-Vectoring Control Plus
Steering Assistance: Dynamic Stability and Traction Controls
Active Safety: Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Emergency Braking: Smart City Brake Support
Forward Sensors: Obstruction Warning and Pedestrian Detection
Nissan Altima
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Driver Assistance: Intelligent Ride Control
Steering Assistance: Stability and Traction Controls
Active Safety: Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Emergency Braking: Standard
Forward Sensors: Forward Collision and Pedestrian Detection

The 2021 Mazda6 and Nissan Altima both have a wide range of active safety features. The former stands out because of the level of control its provides to drivers. The sensors that inform the G-Vectoring system, for example, take readings up to 200 times per minute, and the onboard controller responds to this input by sending the exact amount of torque necessary to the wheels. 

 

The 2021 Mazda6 vs. the 2021 Nissan Altima: Which Has Better Tech Features in BC, Canada?

Mazda6
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Interface: 8.0-inch Mazda Connect
Navigation: Standard
Controls: Voice-Activated, Wheel-Mounted, and Centre Console
Sound System: 11-speaker Bose with Noise Compensation System
Active Driving Display: Windshield Projected
Nissan Altima
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Interface: 8.0-inch Nissan Connect
Navigation: Standard
Controls: Voice Activated, Dash, and Wheel-Mounted
Sound System: Six-speaker
Active Driving Display: N/A
The Nissan Altima brings some tech features to BC, Canada, but the Mazda6 stands out when it comes to infotainment with a Bose sound system (standard on GT and higher trims) and SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic Plus (free for five years). Extras like Radar Cruise Control improve the driving experience, as well. 

Test Drive Mazda6: Where to Find BC, Canada's Top Sedan

The 2021 Mazda6 outperforms the Nissan Altima when it comes to power, comfort, and performance. If you would like to drive BC, Canada's most accomplished and well-rounded sedan, contact August Mazda today to check availability and schedule a test drive.

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