Compare 2000 Mazda Protege vs 2000 Mercury Mystique

2000 Mazda Protege
2000 Mercury Mystique
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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 GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 24 34 $14,798 $16,240
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $15,955 $17,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,679
$14,798
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,215
$16,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$204 / month
$271 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 50.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.6 90.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 106.5
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)
174.0 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 54.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 13.9
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.38 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.78
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65SR14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65SR14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D14 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2482 2805
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
306 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4000 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 993
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.0L/123
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
105 @ 5500 125 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
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 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege Mercury Mystique
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
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/Passive Steering

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