General InformationMalibu LSAccord LXAltima 2.5Mazda6 6i SV
MSRP$21,825$21,055$19,900$18,600
ClassMid-Size SedanMid-Size SedanMid-Size SedanMid-Size Sedan
BodystyleSedanSedanSedanSedan
Rating
Standard Standard Optional Optional
EnginesMalibu LSAccord LXAltima 2.5Mazda6 6i SV
2.4-liter Inline-4 169 hpStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]22 / 30---------
2.4-liter Inline-4 177 hpNot AvailableStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]---21 - 22 (MT) / 31------
2.5-liter Inline-4 170 hpNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]---------20 / 29
2.5-liter Inline-4 175 hpNot AvailableNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]------23 / 32---
Transmissions
4-speed automaticStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
5-speed automaticNot AvailableOptionalNot AvailableNot Available
5-speed manualNot AvailableStandardNot AvailableNot Available
6-speed manualNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)Not AvailableNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Exterior DimensionsMalibu LSAccord LXAltima 2.5Mazda6 6i SV
Length [in.]191.8194.1190.7193.7
Width [in.]70.372.770.772.4
Height [in.]57.158.158.057.9
Wheelbase [in.]112.3110.2109.3109.8
Front Track [in.]59.662.661.062.8
Rear Track [in.]60.062.661.062.8
Exterior Features
4 doorsStandardStandardStandardStandard
Power Door MirrorsStandardStandardStandardStandard
Folding Door MirrorsStandardStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Interior DimensionsMalibu LSAccord LXAltima 2.5Mazda6 6i SV
Passenger Vol. [cu-ft.]97.7106.0100.7101.9
Seating Cap.5555
Headroom Front [in.]39.441.440.639.4
Headroom Rear [in.]37.238.536.837.3
Legroom Front [in.]42.242.544.142.5
Legroom Rear [in.]37.637.235.838.0
Shoulderroom Front [in.]55.958.255.757.3
Shoulderroom Rear [in.]53.956.455.556.5
Hiproom Front [in.]53.056.656.855.1
Hiproom Rear [in.]52.154.352.555.9
Cargo Capacity [cu-ft.]15.114.015.316.6
Interior Features
Air ConditioningStandardStandardStandardStandard
Cruise ControlStandardStandardStandardNot Available
CupholdersStandardStandardStandardStandard
Power WindowsStandardStandardStandardStandard
Rear Window DefoggerStandardStandardStandardStandard
Remote Keyless EntryStandardStandardStandardNot Available
TachometerStandardStandardStandardStandard
Trip ComputerStandardNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Vehicle Information SystemStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Cloth Seat-UpholsteryStandardStandardStandardStandard
Bucket Driver's SeatStandardStandardStandardStandard
Manual Driver AdjustmentsNot AvailableStandardStandardStandard
Bucket Passenger SeatStandardStandardStandardStandard
Manual Passenger AdjustmentsStandardStandardStandardStandard
6-way Front SeatStandardStandardStandardStandard
4-way Passenger SeatStandardStandardStandardStandard
Rear Bench SeatStandardStandardStandardStandard
Folding Rear SeatNot AvailableStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Split-Folding Rear SeatStandardNot AvailableStandardStandard
RadioStandardStandardNot AvailableStandard
CD-PlayerStandardStandardNot AvailableStandard
Satellite-radioStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Satellite-radio capabilityNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Internet AccessStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
4 SpeakersNot AvailableNot AvailableStandardNot Available
6 SpeakersStandardStandardNot AvailableStandard
Safety FeaturesMalibu LSAccord LXAltima 2.5Mazda6 6i SV
Anti-lock BrakesStandardStandardStandardStandard
Brake AssistStandardStandardStandardStandard
Stability Control (ESC)StandardStandardStandardStandard
Front AirbagsStandardStandardStandardStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandardStandardStandardStandard
Side-Curtain AirbagsStandardStandardStandardStandard
Front Anti-Whiplash Head RestraintsNot AvailableStandardStandardNot Available
Traction ControlStandardStandardStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandardStandardStandard
Emergency Communication SystemStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Technical Features
DrivelineFWDFWDFWDFWD
Day-time Running-lightsStandardStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Security SystemStandardNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Theft DeterrentStandardStandardStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandardStandardStandard
TrackerStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Weights & Capacities
Weight [lbs.]3,4153,2043,1803,258
Weight Distribution------61 / 3960 / 40
GVWR [lbs.]------4,2794,340
Coefficient of Drag------0.310.27
Towing Capacity [lbs.]1,000---1,000---
Fuel Capacity [gal.]16.318.520.018.5
Steering
Power SteeringStandardStandardStandardStandard
Tilting Steering-WheelStandardStandardStandardStandard
Telescoping Steering-WheelStandardStandardStandardStandard
Suspension
Front Double-wishboneNot AvailableStandardNot AvailableStandard
Front MacPherson StrutsStandardNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Rear Multi-LinkStandardStandardStandardStandard
Tires
Front P205/65 HR16Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Front P215/55 SR17StandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Front P215/60 HR16Not AvailableStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Front P215/60 TR16Not AvailableNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Rear P205/65 HR16Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Rear P215/55 SR17StandardNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Rear P215/60 HR16Not AvailableStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Rear P215/60 TR16Not AvailableNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Brakes
Front Vented Disc BrakesStandardStandardStandardStandard
Rear Disc BrakesStandardStandardStandardStandard