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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 25 31 $15,700 $16,795
5-Door Wagon Automatic 25 30 $15,700 $16,795
4-Door Sedan S 2.0L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual S 26 32 $12,961 $13,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic S 26 31 $13,921 $14,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual GS 26 32 $14,113 $14,699
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic GS 26 31 $15,073 $15,699
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual w/ABS GS 26 32 $14,573 $15,199
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic w/ABS GS 26 31 $15,533 $16,199
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD GS 24 28 $16,033 $16,699
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS GS 24 28 $16,493 $17,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual SX 26 32 $14,401 $14,999
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic SX 26 31 $15,361 $15,999
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual w/ABS SX 26 32 $14,861 $15,499
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic w/ABS SX 26 31 $15,821 $16,499
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD SX 24 28 $16,321 $16,999
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS SX 24 28 $16,781 $17,499
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,700
$12,961
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,795
$13,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$225 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 48.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 90
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 60.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 56.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 97.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 170.5 171.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 19.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 38.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.9 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.11
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/50VR16 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/50VR16 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2749 2604
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 700
Engine
Fuel System MPFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4000 135 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 141 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.55
Clutch Size (in) N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Protege5 Suzuki Aerio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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