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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Data Available
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$27,920
Invoice
$25,541
Average Price Paid
$24,657
3,802 listings nationwide

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2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Data Available
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,962
24 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Expert Reviews
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Honda Accord entered its tenth generation for the 2018 model year. For 2020, it goes unchanged, offering the same LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. The Accord gives ...

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

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."
205
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.

2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
10
GuruP9PY5 writes:
The Honda was boring compared to the Mazda in the Mazda had a much nicer more luxurious feel to it and looked ...
Guru663CL writes:
Good looking. Good power. Good handling.
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Kia Stinger GTS AWD better.
"Edgier"
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Kia Stinger GTS AWD better.
"Form fitting"
70
GuruNN9SN writes:
Overall good car. Suspension is a little soft but cushy ride. Good Value. Turbo four is OK, but could use m...
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry TRD FWD better.
"About the same, but you should test drive both cars and see what you think."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry TRD FWD better.
"Again, about the same, but I did not compare exact measurements. Accord only has a flat repair kit, no temporary spare."

Specs

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 14.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.1:1
9.1:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.26 in x 3.62 in
3.26 in x 3.62 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional 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 --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 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 Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
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 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.9 cu ft 16.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,100 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.3 in 192.2 in
Width 67.1 in 73.3 in
Height 55.5 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Champagne Frost Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic

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