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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,649 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,010 $19,470
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $18,930 $20,470
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $19,464 $21,050
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,293 $21,950
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $22,087 $23,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $24,098 $26,085
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 17 25 $24,572 $26,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,357 $28,540
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 32 $19,436 $20,520
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 29 $21,466 $22,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,649
$17,922
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,600
$18,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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7.8
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mazda Mazda6 is the choice for driving enthusiasts who are also compelled to make a practical, family-friendly selection. TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.9 105.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 107.4
Liftover Height (in) NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 193.7 188.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.8 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.6 16.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.93 3.28
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3258 3292
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.27
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.55
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.79
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
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