Compare 2006 Kia Optima vs 2006 Mazda MAZDA6

2006 Kia Optima
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2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,245 $16,400
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,405 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,605 $19,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,555 $19,200
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 22 30 $17,995 $19,345
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $18,045 $19,395
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 22 30 $18,890 $20,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,625 $20,400
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i
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
$15,435
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,355
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 96.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 186.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 105.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3166
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 5800 160 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4250 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.29
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
McPherson Strut 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.)
Multi-Link w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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