Compare 2003 Mazda Protege vs 2003 Toyota Corolla

2003 Mazda Protege
2003 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan DX Manual
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
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4-Door Sedan CE Manual (SE)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 32 40 $12,550 $13,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 29 38 $13,290 $14,370
4-Door Sedan Manual S 32 40 $13,135 $14,515
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 40 $13,283 $14,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 38 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 29 38 $14,007 $15,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,702
$12,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,580
$13,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.6 90.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 13.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 10.8 x 0.9
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 Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.4 7.9 x - 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 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2634 2502
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 14 x - TBD -
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)
7.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4000 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/108
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 40
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege Toyota Corolla
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Torsion Bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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