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Compare 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA6

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY 49 43 $26,803 $27,920
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L w/1VL 27 36 $21,571 $21,680
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 27 36 $22,387 $23,320
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 36 $24,211 $25,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 22 32 $29,779 $31,020
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $27,571 $29,200
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $29,929 $31,700
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $32,808 $34,750
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,836 $23,000
Mazda6 Sport Manual 24 33 $20,951 $21,950
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $24,269 $25,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,803
$27,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,920
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
A solid effort, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers plenty of compelling reasons to lure customers into showrooms. The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
49 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 99.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7
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)
13.0 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3366 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4750 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LKN NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
124 @ 5000 227 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
49 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
46 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.99
Trans Order Code
MKE NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 4.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.49
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Type
NA 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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