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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $19,343 $20,480
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 31 $20,286 $21,480
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 22 31 $21,839 $23,125
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 22 31 $23,352 $24,730
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 22 31 $25,786 $27,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 18 27 $26,033 $27,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $28,146 $29,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,971
$19,343
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$20,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$341 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar. The 2012 Mazda6 is just as comfortable, practical, and refined as most other mid-size sedans, but it's a little more enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 101.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 193.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.9 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.0 109.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4 16.6
Brakes
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) 11.2 x 0.4 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/80D16 T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3161 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.7 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 198 @ 6300 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 4250 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.25-4.33 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Mazda Mazda6
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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