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Selected Style 4-Door HB FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD 30 36 $15,526 $16,430
4-Door HB FWD GT 25 32 $18,999 $20,105
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,361 $19,430
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Trim

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
$15,526
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,430
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.0 96.1
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 186.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.36 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code QGF NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 3091
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System DOHC MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4200 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 126 @ 6000 160 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.84
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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