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2003 Mazda MAZDA6
2003 Nissan Altima
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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
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
Altima 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
Altima 4-Door Sedan S Automatic 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
Altima 4-Door Sedan S Manual 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
Altima 4-Door Sedan SL Automatic 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,205
$16,854
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,650
$17,249
Monthly Payment Estimate
$311 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.1 103.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.8 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 15.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 1.0 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3091 3049
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/control arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-Type Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/multi-links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent Strut

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