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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan i Manual 4cyl
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 4cyl i 25 32 $17,205 $18,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic 4cyl i 23 29 $17,205 $18,650
4-Door Sedan Manual V6 s 20 27 $19,569 $21,220
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 s 19 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 Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
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 25 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 15.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 1.0 11.7 x 0.35
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/65R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3042 3001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 16 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/138 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/control arm w/Coil Springs
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
 
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