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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
MSRP
$20,500
Invoice
$19,609
Average Price Paid
$18,944
292 listings nationwide

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2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
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2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,758
2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,500

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Mazdas are fun. All of them. Even the SUVs. But until recently, they weren’t particularly fast. The joy in driving a Mazda derived from the expertly tuned ride and handling qualities t...

2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan

Available for only one year, the MAZDASPEED Protege was the first limited-edition, high-performance Mazda to feature a special tuning package from MAZDASPEED, Mazda's own in-house moto...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
No User Reviews
2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
Tpprice8 writes:
Excellent
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lechu004 2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege 4 Dr Turbo SedanReview:

Fun To Drive, Small Affordable Sports Car — Loved the acceleration and speed of this car, excellent handling on all road conditions. Too small f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Manuel 2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege 4 Dr Turbo SedanReview:

Msp — Can be fun but always breaking down. Stock internals are weak and cant handle very much power, gas ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
--
160 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.28 in x 3.59 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft --
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 174.6 in
Width 70.7 in 67.1 in
Height 56.9 in 55.5 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan

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