Compare 2003 Hyundai Elantra vs 2003 Mazda Protege

2003 Hyundai Elantra
2003 Mazda Protege
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $11,873 $12,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 33 $12,605 $13,699
4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic SULEV 24 33 $12,605 $13,699
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 33 $13,298 $14,449
5-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 33 $13,298 $14,449
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
4-Door Sedan GT Automatic SULEV 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
5-Door Sedan Automatic GT 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
5-Door Sedan GT Automatic SULEV 24 33 $14,030 $15,249
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4-Door Sedan Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 30 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 25 31 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 30 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 31 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 25 30 $14,995 $16,040
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 25 31 $14,995 $16,040
4-Door Sedan Manual MAZDASPEED 24 30 $18,466 $19,980
2003.5 4-Door Sedan Manual MAZDASPEED 24 30 $18,927 $20,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,873
$12,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,899
$13,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$215 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 92.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
171.1 175.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.7 102.8
Liftover Height (in)
25 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
28.3 12.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.00 x - TBD - 7.9 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.2 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/55VR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/55VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1212 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
120 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2635 2634
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/120.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
135 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.17
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Mazda Protege
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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