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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
MSRP
$29,800
Invoice
$28,136
Average Price Paid
$27,166
918 listings nationwide

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2003 Mazda Protege
DX
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Grand Touring FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,759
1 listings nationwide

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2003 Mazda Protege
DX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,200
11 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Mazda6 competes in the midsize family sedan category, along with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, and Ki...

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
Britny writes:
Could not comfortably sit in passenger seat with a care seat behind. 30k for a new one over priced without any...
Power Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Acceleration is much quicker. Power stays consistent and price doesn’t change much for turbo option. "
Handling Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Very fight and smooth "
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Sleek and classy with some sport edge to it"
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Premium leather, 3 memory settings, memory seat heaters in the Volvo "
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
" Can easily fit a convertible car seat, teenager and middle school child without loosing your trunk space and the car is still compact (no boats here) "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Trunk space is utilized better "
Family Car Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Interior space is well chosen without giving up exterior looks or function "
Value Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"Premier fully loaded with all options in Volvo for sale price as (lower class) Mazda. Why would I pay more money for a ‘cheaper’ car??"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD better.
"More bang for the buck by far! "
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GuruP9PY5 writes:
I bought the Mazda
2003 Mazda Protege
DX
25
Jawn writes:
First vehicle bought and owned personally. Excellent entry level car. Paid under 14k new off the lot. Got exce...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2009 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD better.
"Easily fits at least 3 times as much more cargo than the protege."
Would Buy Ranked 2009 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD better.
"Its a highly capable excellent quality smaller SUV from a well respected manufacturer. Well worth the money."
195
Todd 2003 Mazda Protege DXReview:

Good Little Cars, If You Check It Over Well It Should Be Reliable. — Really reliable little cars, if well taken care of. Relatively inexpensive for parts. The performanc...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dane 2003 Mazda Protege DXReview:

Fool's Gold — it's freaking gold.

Specs

2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD
2003 Mazda Protege
DX
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.4 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
9.1:1
9.1:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.26 in x 3.62 in
3.26 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
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
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 38.7 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.7 cu ft 12.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.7 in 175.3 in
Width 82.3 in 67.1 in
Height 57.1 in 55.5 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2020 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic Paint Charge
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint Charge
2003 Mazda Protege
DX

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