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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan i Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 23 28 $17,530 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 31 $17,530 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 23 28 $20,014 $21,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 31 $20,014 $21,695
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 23 28 $20,383 $22,095
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 31 $20,383 $22,095
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,303 $23,095
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 26 $21,303 $23,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $21,762 $23,595
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 26 $21,762 $23,595
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,451 $24,345
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 26 $22,451 $24,345
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,544 $24,445
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 26 $22,544 $24,445
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring i 23 28 $22,682 $24,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $24,522 $26,595
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $24,891 $26,995
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,530
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 186.8 184.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 67.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 1.0 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.4 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60VR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60VR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70R15 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 3520
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/138 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6000 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.28 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.42 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/double wishbone MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-Type Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/multi-links MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
 
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