Compare 2003 Hyundai Sonata vs 2003 Mazda MAZDA6

2003 Hyundai Sonata
2003 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Automatic 19 27 $16,447 $18,149
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Manual 20 27 $15,698 $17,349
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
Sonata 4-Door Sedan LX V6 Automatic 19 27 $17,459 $19,374
Sonata 4-Door Sedan LX V6 Manual 20 27 $16,710 $18,574
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $14,853 $16,299
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
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4-Door Sedan i Automatic 4cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan i Automatic 4cyl 23 29 $17,205 $18,650
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan i Manual 4cyl 25 32 $17,205 $18,650
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan s Automatic V6 19 27 $19,569 $21,220
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan s Manual V6 20 27 $19,569 $21,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,447
$17,205
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,149
$18,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$302 / month
$311 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 96.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.9 186.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.1 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.92 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 3091
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 160 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/162 2.3L/138
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.50
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone w/control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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