Compare 2002 Mazda Protege vs 2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2002 Mazda Protege
2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 30 $12,097 $13,075
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 25 31 $12,097 $13,075
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 30 $13,849 $14,975
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 31 $13,849 $14,975
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 25 30 $14,517 $15,700
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 25 31 $14,517 $15,700
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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,364 $16,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 23 29 $16,228 $17,725
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,312 $17,900
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,902 $18,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 23 29 $17,176 $18,775
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,646 $18,950
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $18,052 $19,330
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,803 $19,550
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,796 $20,135
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,390 $20,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 22 29 $18,876 $20,625
4-Door Sedan VR6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,254 $21,075
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLI 21 30 $20,874 $22,950
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,455 $24,700
4-Door Sedan VR6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,319 $25,575
4-Door Sedan VR6 Automatic w/Tiptronic GLX 21 31 $24,477 $26,825
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,097
$15,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,075
$16,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$218 / month
$281 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.6 87
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.04
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2482 2892
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 60
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.98
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.36
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent

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