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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 20 28 $25,511 $27,900
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 20 29 $25,511 $27,900
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 28 $27,568 $30,150
4-Door Sedan i Automatic
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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
$25,511
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 96.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 186.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 105.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 15.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.60 x 1.10 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 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) 2.6 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size T145/80R17 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) 3485 3166
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16.0 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/214 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5800 160 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4400 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.29
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.14 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 1.93
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Mazda Mazda6
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut
 
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