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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
MSRP
$25,100
Invoice
$24,004
Average Price Paid
$23,454
194 listings nationwide

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2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
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Hatchback AWD
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4 Dr STD Wagon
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,677
2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,415
24 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Mazda3, redesigned just last year, is one of the most elegant compact cars on the market, and unlike many others, it’s a lot of fun to drive. For 2020, the Mazda3, available in sed...

2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
30
writes:
Nice, affordable car.
2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
185
2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview:

Zoom! Zoom! — This is my mothers car. She loves the look, comfort, utility, build quality, gas mileage, performanc...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

55
2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview:

I Loveperfect For A Budget An Still Fun And Enjoyable — the only mechanical discomfort is the transmission reverse is where the non existent 6th gear should...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

145
2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview:

Sporty Hatchback With Cute Styling — Loved the car. With four doors and a hatch back we packed quite a few people and stuff in it at dif...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.7 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
186 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
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Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
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 20.1 cu ft 19.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 967 lbs 895 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.6 in 170.5 in
Width 70.7 in 67.1 in
Height 56.7 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge
2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon

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