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2006 Mazda MPV
ES
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,075
1 vehicle

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2003 Mazda Protege
DX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,200
1 vehicle

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2006 Mazda MPV
ES

Fans of the Mazda MPV noted that it was a true minivan in an era when many passenger vans could more accurately have been described as maxivans. And, in fact, Mazda touted exactly that...

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Expert Reviews

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

2006 Mazda MPV
ES
No User Reviews
2003 Mazda Protege
DX
35
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."
215
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

25
Dane 2003 Mazda Protege DXReview:

Fool's Gold — it's freaking gold.

Specs

2006 Mazda MPV
ES
2003 Mazda Protege
DX
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
200 hp @ 6,200 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
200 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.1:1
9.1:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.13 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
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Driver 5 stars 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional
Cassette Player Optional Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.8 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 37 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.2 cu ft 12.9 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,488 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,488 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 3,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 189.5 in 175.3 in
Width 72.1 in 67.1 in
Height 69.1 in 55.5 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 102.8 in
Bed Length 16.9 in --

Available Options

2006 Mazda MPV
ES
2003 Mazda Protege
DX

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