Compare 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA6

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2010 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 18 25 $23,617 $24,995
5-Door Manual WRX 18 25 $24,082 $25,495
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 18 25 $25,925 $27,495
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 18 25 $26,389 $27,995
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 18 25 $26,848 $28,495
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 18 25 $27,312 $28,995
4-Door Manual Navigation WRX Premium 18 25 $27,662 $29,495
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX Premium 18 25 $28,126 $29,995
5-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg WRX STI 18 25 $31,239 $32,995
5-Door Manual WRX STI 18 25 $33,099 $34,995
5-Door Manual w/Gold BBS Pkg WRX STI 18 25 $34,838 $36,995
5-Door Manual w/Silver BBS Pkg WRX STI 18 25 $34,838 $36,995
5-Door Manual w/Gold BBS Pkg & Nav System WRX STI 18 25 $36,402 $38,795
5-Door Manual w/Silver BBS Pkg & Nav System WRX STI 18 25 $36,402 $38,795
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,649 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,010 $19,470
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $18,930 $20,470
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $19,464 $21,050
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,293 $21,950
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $22,087 $23,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $24,098 $26,085
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 17 25 $24,572 $26,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,357 $28,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$17,649
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$18,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mazda Mazda6 is the choice for driving enthusiasts who are also compelled to make a practical, family-friendly selection.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 193.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 16.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3258
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.31
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm Double-Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.1

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