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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 Automatic DX 25 32 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 30 37 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 32 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 30 37 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 23 30 $13,974 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 26 32 $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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 102.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 15.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70SR13
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P175/70SR13
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2805 2478
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 13 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 306
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 70
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 92 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 96 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 993 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.800
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Mazda Protege
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Twin Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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