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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan DX Manual
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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
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 29 36 $12,217 $13,030
4-Door Sedan SXT 29 36 $14,319 $15,340
4-Door Sedan R/T 29 36 $15,994 $17,180
4-Door Sedan SRT-4 22 30 $18,060 $19,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,702
$12,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,580
$13,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$217 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 34.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.6 89.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 175.3 173.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 105.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 13.1
Brakes
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 Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.4 7.88 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.9 10.1 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 18
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.05
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55VR15 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR15 P175/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2634 2587
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 83
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 450
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4000 130 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA ECB
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 132 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.95
Trans Order Code NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Protege Dodge Neon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Chapman struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.56
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson struts
 
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