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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
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 34 $12,035 $12,820
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,339 $13,150
4-Door Sedan LX Premium 27 36 $13,116 $13,995
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 26 34 $13,409 $14,315
4-Door Sedan SE 27 36 $13,875 $14,820
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 27 36 $14,192 $15,165
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Pwr Premium 26 34 $14,228 $15,205
4-Door Sedan w/Zetec SE Comfort 26 34 $14,427 $15,420
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 34 $14,523 $15,525
4-Door Sedan ZTS 26 34 $14,721 $15,740
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Comfort 26 34 $14,937 $15,975
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Premium 26 34 $15,627 $16,725
4-Door Wagon SE 25 31 $16,137 $17,280
4-Door Wagon ZTW 25 31 $16,455 $17,625
3-Door Coupe SVT 22 28 $17,339 $18,585
5-Door Sedan HB SVT 22 28 $17,799 $19,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,702
$12,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,580
$12,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$214 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 49.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.6 93.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.3 168.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 103.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 18.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.9 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55VR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2634 2551
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 130 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 .756
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.926
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 .951
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.154
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.281
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Protege Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut SLA Control Blade
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 - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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