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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 24 31 $17,343 $17,750
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 24 31 $17,343 $17,750
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 24 31 $18,331 $19,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 24 31 $18,331 $19,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 S 23 29 $18,800 $20,100
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 2.5 S 23 29 $18,800 $20,100
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 21 27 $21,826 $23,600
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 21 27 $22,427 $24,250
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 29 $25,340 $27,400
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,421 $29,650
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 29 $27,421 $29,650
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,159 $27,260
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 32 $17,658 $19,110
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,628 $24,510
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 24 31 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 27 $21,799 $23,610
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,799 $23,610
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Manual s 19 27 $21,248 $23,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,757 $27,910
4-Door Sedan Sport Mazdaspeed 19 25 $25,833 $27,995
4-Door Sedan Grand Touring Mazdaspeed 19 25 $27,608 $29,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring i 24 31 $22,812 $24,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport i 24 31 $23,272 $25,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 20 27 $21,248 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,020 $27,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,020 $27,110
5-Door HB Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door HB Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door Wagon Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,757 $27,910
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,067 $27,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,343
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,750
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.2 96.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 186.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 105.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 15.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.35 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.35 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3001 3091
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 160 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Mazda Mazda6
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/multi-links
 
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