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2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,500
2 listings nationwide

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

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
writes:
Excellent
25
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

25
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.)

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
25
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
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

25
2003 Mazda Protege DXReview:

Fool's Gold — it's freaking gold.

Specs

2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
2003 Mazda Protege
DX
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
160 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
9.1:1
9.1:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
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 -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Driver 3 stars 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 12.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 174.6 in 175.3 in
Width 67.1 in 67.1 in
Height 55.5 in 55.5 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
2003 Mazda Protege
DX

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