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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 GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,205
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,650
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$311 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1 95
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 186.8 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.4
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70R15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3042 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/138 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6000 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/multi-links Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/control arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-Type Independent
 
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