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

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2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,415
25 listings nationwide

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

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.

2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
185
2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview:

Zoom! Zoom! — This is my mothers car. She loves the look, comfort, utility, build quality, gas mileage, performanc...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

55
2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview:

I Loveperfect For A Budget An Still Fun And Enjoyable — the only mechanical discomfort is the transmission reverse is where the non existent 6th gear should...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

135
2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview:

Sporty Hatchback With Cute Styling — Loved the car. With four doors and a hatch back we packed quite a few people and stuff in it at dif...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
130 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.1:1
9.1:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
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
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Safety
ABS Brakes -- Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
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 --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
Cassette Player Optional Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows -- Optional
Power Door Locks -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
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 19.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 895 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.3 in 170.5 in
Width 67.1 in 67.1 in
Height 55.5 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2003 Mazda Protege
DX
2003 Mazda Protege5
4 Dr STD Wagon

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