Compare 2000 Mazda Protege vs 2000 Ford Contour

2000 Mazda Protege
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4-Door Sedan Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 26 33 $11,679 $12,215
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 29 34 $11,679 $12,215
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 33 $12,640 $13,515
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 34 $12,640 $13,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 24 29 $14,162 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 26 30 $14,162 $15,315
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,679
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,215
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$204 / month
$284 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.6 89.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
22.6 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 185.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 106.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 13.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.25 x 0.87 10.24 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.38 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.71
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65SR14 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T35
Front Tire Size
P185/65SR14 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D14 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T35
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2482 2603
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
306 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 130
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
105 @ 5500 170 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4000 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99L
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege Ford Contour
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.79 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Indep MacPherson

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