Compare 2005 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2005 Mazda MAZDA6

2005 Chevrolet Malibu
2005 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 23 28 $17,530 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 31 $17,530 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 23 28 $20,014 $21,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 31 $20,014 $21,695
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 23 28 $20,383 $22,095
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 31 $20,383 $22,095
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,303 $23,095
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 26 $21,303 $23,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $21,762 $23,595
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 26 $21,762 $23,595
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,451 $24,345
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 26 $22,451 $24,345
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,544 $24,445
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 26 $22,544 $24,445
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring i 23 28 $22,682 $24,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $24,522 $26,595
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $24,891 $26,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,568
$17,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 96.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 186.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x 1.02 11.1 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.05 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3153
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel 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 Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5600 160 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.3L/138
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.55
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 4.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind 4-link Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Ind MacPherson Independent Strut

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