Compare 2006 Pontiac Vibe vs 2006 Mazda MAZDA6

2006 Pontiac Vibe
2006 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door HB FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD 30 36 $15,526 $16,430
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,361 $19,430
4-Door HB FWD GT 25 32 $18,999 $20,105
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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
$15,526
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,430
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 186.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 16.1
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/60VR16
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
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 3166
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000 160 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4200 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LV6 NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.3L/138
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.93
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
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

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