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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 24 35 $14,982 $16,390
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $16,188 $17,745
4-Door Sedan DX Automatic
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 30 37 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 30 37 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 26 32 $13,974 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 32 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 32 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 23 30 $13,974 $15,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,982
$11,473
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,390
$12,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$202 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 95.5
Second Hip Room (in) 45.3 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 102.6
Liftover Height (in) 25.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.91
Length, Overall (in) 184.8 174.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5 7.87 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94 9.25 x 0.87
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 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70SR13
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70SR13
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2805 2478
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 306
Engine
Fuel System SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 96 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 993 NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 92 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.800
Clutch Size (in) 9.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.000
Trans Type 5 AT1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.540
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.96 4.058
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.700
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Mazda Protege
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Twin Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower Control Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Independent
 
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