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2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Mazda6 next to a 2018 Nissan Maxima

In your search for a new four-door sedan, you’ve come across many vehicles that promise to deliver the performance you’re looking for but, very few of them, if any, have also been able to offer you the interior comfort and innovative technology you also want and need in a new car. Two of the top choices for a new midsize sedan that can give you all the qualities you’ve been searching for include the Mazda6 and Nissan Maxima. This side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Nissan Maxima will help you determine which of these two new cars has what you’re looking for at a price that also fits your budget.

The 2018 Mazda6 takes an early lead over the 2018 Nissan Maxima in this detailed new car comparison by having a much lower starting price. Keep reading to learn more about both the 2018 Mazda6 and 2018 Nissan Maxima, so you can make the most informed buying decision when it comes time for you to choose your next new car.



2018 Mazda6 

VS 

2018 Nissan Maxima 

$21,950  MSRP  $33,270 
2.5-liter Turbo 4-Cyl  Engine  3.5-liter V6 
187 hp/250 hp  Horsepower  300 hp 
26 City/35 Hwy  Fuel Economy Rating  21 City/30 Hwy 

2018 Mazda6 and 2018 Nissan Maxima Comparison

In this comparison between the 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Nissan Maxima, we’ll take a closer look at each of their engine and performance specs. The 2018 Mazda6 offers two available engine options to choose from that include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pushes out 187 horsepower and a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that cranks out an incredible 250 horsepower when using 93 Octane premium unleaded fuel. Even with all that horsepower and torque, each engine is still capable of delivering a higher fuel economy rating than the Nissan Maxima. The 2018 Nissan Maxima only offers one engine, a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 300 horsepower. While the new Maxima does deliver more horsepower than the Mazda6, it really takes a hit when it comes to fuel efficiency.