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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 CVT 3.5 SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,649
$26,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,600
$28,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$477 / month
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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. The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.9 103.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 193.7 194.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 111.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.6 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.10
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 - 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.93 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/65HR16 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size T115/70D16 T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3258 3591
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 4.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 8.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 255 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Continously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 5.17
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Maxima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-Type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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