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Are you looking to feel the rush of a thrilling ride? Sounds like you’re in the market for a turbocharged sedan, like the 2022 Nissan Altima or the 2022 Mazda3. These sedans both offer a steadfast performance, agile handling, and room for your crew. Which would fit better into your Augusta, GA, life?
Our team at Murphy Auto Group finds out in this Nissan Altima vs. Mazda3 comparison. Continue reading below to uncover the winner.
Sedans are known for their zippy performances and their agility on any roadway. The Nissan Altima and the Mazda3 are no strangers to those facets.
For instance, the Altima sports a 2.5-liter engine that cranks out 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.
Plus, with an upgrade to the 2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo™) engine, you can reach new heights, with 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
In comparison, the Mazda3 falls short across the board. Its 2.0-liter Skyactiv®-G base engine outputs 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Even its available 2.5-liter turbo engine isn’t as powerful—you can experience 227 horsepower, with this powertrain.
With that being said, you may find the higher engine output on the Nissan Altima to be more desirable, especially if you’re looking to satisfy your need for speed.
Not only are these sedans packed full of power, but they can also add peace of mind to your travels.
Both the Nissan Altima and the Mazda3 are equipped with impressive safety suites, which include:
If you need an extra set of eyes when parallel parking or pulling out of your spot in a busy parking lot, the Nissan Altima has you covered. While both models can be equipped with available Rear Cross Traffic Alert, you can add even more features to the Altima to aid you when reversing.
These available features include:
Unfortunately, the Mazda3 goes without similar features that could make you feel more confident while parking.
We know your friends and family will be excited to take a ride in an energetic sedan, like the Nissan Altima or the Mazda3.
However, the Altima may be able to suit your party of five more comfortably, thanks to its 100.6 cubic feet of passenger space. The Mazda3 falls short, with 92.8 cubic feet of passenger space.
Here’s what those figures look like spread out across these sedans’ two rows:
2022 ALTIMA DIMENSIONS
2022 MAZDA3 DIMENSIONS
|FRONT/REAR HEADROOM||39.1" / 36.9"||38" / 37.2"|
|FRONT/REAR LEGROOM||43.8" / 35.2"||42.3" / 35.1"|
|FRONT/REAR HIP ROOM||54.7" / 54.5"||54.6" / 50.9"|
|FRONT/REAR SHOULDER ROOM||58.2" / 57.1"||55.7" / 53.5"|
Do you have a romantic getaway planned with your spouse? You can utilize the 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks in either vehicle to open up more space for your luggage. However, if all you need is trunk space, the Nissan can offer you 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Mazda3 is equipped with 13.2 cubic feet of space.
Comparing the 2022 Nissan Altima and the 2022 Mazda3 is like comparing two models cut from the same cloth. They have many similarities, which makes them strong options for drivers in Augusta, GA.
However, thanks to its more powerful engines, additional safety features, and roomier interior, we believe the Altima should be your top choice.
Do you agree? If so, schedule a test drive at Murphy Auto Group today!
All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Altima for yourself are conveniently available right here online.