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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited 23 31 $23,516 $24,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Limited 23 31 $23,825 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem 19 27 $26,228 $27,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited 19 27 $28,061 $29,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,270 $27,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather 19 27 $20,293 $21,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem HK Audio 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,951 $23,485
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather 23 31 $21,211 $22,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Weather 23 31 $21,520 $22,795
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem HK Audio 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem HK Audio 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,869 $24,485
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 23 31 $23,178 $24,785
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,345 $25,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Limited Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,654 $26,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $26,013 $27,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $26,322 $28,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,886 $29,985
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon 19 27 $28,890 $30,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 19 27 $30,558 $32,987
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,132 $27,985
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon 18 25 $27,099 $28,990
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $28,767 $30,990
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,601 $18,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,729 $20,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $19,557 $21,150
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $20,067 $21,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,895 $22,605
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 20 29 $23,016 $24,910
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $23,844 $25,810
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 17 25 $22,299 $24,130
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 17 25 $23,169 $25,075
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,099 $28,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$17,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$18,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$309 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Subaru is finally taking its all-wheel-drive message into the mid-size sedan mainstream, and it’s done so almost flawlessly with the 2010 Legacy. The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.0 101.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 109.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 186.4 193.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 16.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3258
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16.0 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5600 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.84
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/subframe Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent E-Type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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