Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2008 Nissan Maxima

2010 Mazda MAZDA6
2008 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
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
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
NA 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 15.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
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 -
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3258 3591
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front 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
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 255 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Maxima
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -

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