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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Data Available
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
MSRP
$23,600
Invoice
$21,924
Average Price Paid
$21,440
694 listings nationwide

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2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Data Available
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
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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 Civic
EX Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,975

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
No Expert Reviews
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

For the last several decades, the Honda Civic has maintained a major presence on American roads. The current tenth-generation model arrived for 2016, and it received a facelift in 2019...

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 Civic
EX Coupe FWD
30
JUSTIN writes:
Good A-to-B car, has lots of room for the segment, decent power. Not very exciting, but makes a terrific da...
Family Car Ranked 2020 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"More space, has 4-doors, softer ride."
Value Ranked 2020 Hyundai Veloster N FWD better.
"A lot of technology and research geared toward better sports performance makes it more valuable. It has an LSD, dynamic exhaust, dynamic suspension, a better sound system, better infotainment, better aerodynamics, bigger brakes, the list goes on. They’re definitely for a sportier drive but I like that because that’s what I was looking for. "

Specs

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.1:1
9.1:1
10.6:1
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 -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 4 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
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 35.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.9 cu ft 11.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 175.3 in 177.3 in
Width 67.1 in 70.9 in
Height 55.5 in 54.9 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2020 Honda Civic
EX Coupe FWD

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