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Selected Style 5-Door Sedan LT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan LT 22 30 $19,055 $20,165
5-Door Sedan LTZ 22 30 $22,174 $23,465
5-Door Sedan SS 18 26 $21,985 $23,265
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,159 $27,260
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 32 $17,658 $19,110
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,628 $24,510
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 24 31 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 27 $21,799 $23,610
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,799 $23,610
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Manual s 19 27 $21,248 $23,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,757 $27,910
4-Door Sedan Sport Mazdaspeed 19 25 $25,833 $27,995
4-Door Sedan Grand Touring Mazdaspeed 19 25 $27,608 $29,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring i 24 31 $22,812 $24,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport i 24 31 $23,272 $25,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 20 27 $21,248 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,020 $27,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,020 $27,110
5-Door HB Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door HB Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door Wagon Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,757 $27,910
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,067 $27,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,055
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,165
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$336 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 41.0 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 96.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 186.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 22.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.6 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 38.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code QPE NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code QPE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3476 3091
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 3200 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LX9 NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5600 160 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.84
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Mazda Mazda6
Body Style 5 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/multi-links
 
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