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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 25 31 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 30 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 31 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 30 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 25 31 $14,995 $16,040
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 25 30 $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 ES Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 27 33 $13,175 $14,047
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 24 31 $13,925 $14,847
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 31 $15,143 $16,147
4-Door Sedan Manual OZ-Rally 27 33 $14,869 $15,857
4-Door Sedan Automatic OZ-Rally 24 31 $15,620 $16,657
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution 18 26 $27,231 $28,987
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,702
$13,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,580
$14,047
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$234 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 51.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.6 93.9
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 50.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.3 177.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 11.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.4 8.0 x 1.17
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.9 10.1 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 15.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55VR15 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2687 2646
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4.0T
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4000 130 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 4G94
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122.0 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 120 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.58
Clutch Size (in) N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.38
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.72
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Protege Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Multi-Link
 
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