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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
4-Door Sedan i Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 24 31 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 32 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,143 $21,810
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,511 $22,210
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 20 27 $21,248 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Manual s 19 27 $21,248 $23,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,799 $23,610
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 27 $21,799 $23,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,076 $23,910
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,719 $24,610
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 Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,020 $27,110
4-Door Sedan Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,020 $27,110
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,067 $27,160
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,159 $27,260
5-Door HB Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door HB Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,757 $27,910
5-Door Wagon Manual Grand Sport s 19 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,464
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 54.7
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 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 15.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-wheel
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) 9.1 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 38.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code QMR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174 3166
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 144 @ 5600 160 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.93
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.62
Clutch Size (in) NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.29
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/multi-links
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 -
 
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