Mazda Protege vs Honda CR-V Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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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
2021 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
MSRP
$29,360
Invoice
$27,530
Average Price Paid
$29,360
642 listings nationwide

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2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Data Available
2021 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,329
4 listings nationwide

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2021 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,930
58 listings nationwide
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20 GOOD deals

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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.

2021 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
10
Guru9TJQRT writes:
Very good car but noisy engine on excelleration
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 Hyundai Tucson better.
"More classy lines"
Back Seats Ranked 2022 Hyundai Tucson worse.
"Slightly more leg room"
30
ryanwils writes:
Overpriced and not good off road or in snow like the 2021 Nissan Rogue, which excels!!!
John writes:
Too expensive for the budget,most of the Honda had higher mileage

Specs

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2021 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
190 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
179 lb-ft @ 2,000 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 -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 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 41.3 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.9 cu ft 39.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,181 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.3 in 182.1 in
Width 67.1 in 73 in
Height 55.5 in 66.5 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 104.7 in

Available Options

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2021 Honda CR-V
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic
  • Sonic Gray Pearl

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