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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $19,575 $20,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $20,517 $21,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $22,071 $23,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $23,769 $25,170
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $26,204 $27,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $28,316 $29,990
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,575
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,725
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$345 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mazda6 is a little more enjoyable to drive than other mid-size sedans, and its roomy, comfortable interior is another advantage, but it's behind the curve in occupant safety and tech features. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.300 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.500 56.400
Front Leg Room (in) 42.500 45.000
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.100 54.000
Second Leg Room (in) 38.000 36.100
Front Head Room (in) 39.400 40.000
Second Hip Room (in) 55.900 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.300 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.900 101.900
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.900 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.400 62.400
Wheelbase (in) 109.800 109.300
Liftover Height (in) NA 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.000
Track Width, Front (in) 62.800 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.100 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.700 191.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.600 15.400
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.000 x - TBD - 11.500 x 0.350
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) 11.800 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.500 18.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.400 36.100
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.930 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.200 16.400
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D16 T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3268 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 4.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.900 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 182 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 38
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.795 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.198 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.842 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.388 4.828
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.970 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.680 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.454 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.310 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 5.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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