Compare 2006 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2006 Toyota Highlander

2006 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan Grand Sport i Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Grand Sport i Automatic 24 31 $23,272 $25,210
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Grand Sport s Automatic 20 27 $25,020 $27,110
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Grand Sport s Manual 19 27 $25,020 $27,110
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Grand Touring Mazdaspeed 19 25 $27,608 $29,925
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Grand Touring i Automatic 24 31 $22,812 $24,710
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Grand Touring s Automatic 20 27 $25,159 $27,260
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Sport Mazdaspeed 19 25 $25,833 $27,995
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Sport i Automatic 24 31 $20,143 $21,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Sport i Manual 23 32 $20,143 $21,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Sport s Automatic 20 27 $22,076 $23,910
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Sport s Manual 19 27 $22,076 $23,910
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan i Automatic 24 31 $17,658 $19,110
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan i Manual 23 32 $17,658 $19,110
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan s Automatic 20 27 $21,248 $23,010
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan s Manual 19 27 $21,248 $23,010
Mazda6 5-Door HB Grand Sport s Automatic 20 27 $25,572 $27,710
Mazda6 5-Door HB Grand Sport s Manual 19 27 $25,572 $27,710
Mazda6 5-Door HB Sport i Automatic 24 31 $20,511 $22,210
Mazda6 5-Door HB Sport i Manual 23 32 $20,511 $22,210
Mazda6 5-Door HB Sport s Automatic 20 27 $22,628 $24,510
Mazda6 5-Door HB Sport s Manual 19 27 $22,628 $24,510
Mazda6 5-Door Wgn Grand Sport s Automatic 20 27 $25,757 $27,910
Mazda6 5-Door Wgn Grand Sport s Manual 19 27 $25,757 $27,910
Mazda6 5-Door Wgn Grand Touring s Automatic 20 27 $25,067 $27,160
Mazda6 5-Door Wgn Sport s Automatic 20 27 $22,719 $24,610
Mazda6 5-Door Wgn Sport s Manual 19 27 $22,719 $24,610
Mazda6 5-Door Wgn s Automatic 20 27 $21,799 $23,610
Mazda6 5-Door Wgn s Manual 19 27 $21,799 $23,610
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,831 $24,530
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $23,077 $25,930
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,586 $25,380
Highlander 4-Door V6 19 25 $22,773 $25,590
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD 18 24 $24,019 $26,990
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,354 $31,860
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Sport 18 24 $26,018 $29,235
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Sport w/3rd Row 18 24 $26,773 $30,085
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,776 $27,840
Highlander 4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $27,108 $30,460
Highlander 4-Door V6 Sport 19 25 $24,710 $27,765
Highlander 4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 19 25 $25,467 $28,615
Highlander 4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,530 $26,440
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 2WD 33 28 $29,561 $33,030
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 2WD LTD 33 28 $33,944 $37,890
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 4WD 31 27 $30,814 $34,430
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 4WD LTD 31 27 $35,198 $39,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,272
$21,831
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,210
$24,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$409 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.1 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
186.8 184.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 67.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 62.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.4 11.3 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)
11.8 x 1.0 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 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 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3166 3516
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 1.69
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6000 155 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-Type Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/multi-links MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/double-wishbone MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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