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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan i Automatic 4cyl
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 4cyl i 23 29 $17,205 $18,650
4-Door Sedan Manual 4cyl i 25 32 $17,205 $18,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 s 19 27 $19,569 $21,220
4-Door Sedan Manual V6 s 20 27 $19,569 $21,220
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,205
$16,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,650
$16,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$311 / month
$279 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.8 191.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 15.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 1.0 11.7 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3091 3001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/138 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.42
Clutch Size (in) N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.26
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-Type Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/multi-links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/control arm w/Coil Springs
 
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