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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
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
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
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
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 - City (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut
 
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