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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 29 $27,421 $29,650
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,421 $29,650
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 24 31 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 32 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,143 $21,810
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,511 $22,210
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 20 27 $21,248 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Manual s 19 27 $21,248 $23,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,799 $23,610
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 27 $21,799 $23,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,076 $23,910
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,719 $24,610
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 Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,020 $27,110
4-Door Sedan Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,020 $27,110
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,067 $27,160
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,159 $27,260
5-Door HB Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door HB Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,757 $27,910
5-Door Wagon Manual Grand Sport s 19 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,343
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,750
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.2 96.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 15.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3001 3166
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 160 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.41
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/multi-links
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 -

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