Compare 1998 Mercury Mystique vs 1998 Mazda Protege

1998 Mercury Mystique
1998 Mazda Protege
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4-Door Sedan GS
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
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4-Door Sedan Automatic DX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 95.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
25.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 15.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.78 3.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P175/70SR13
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2805 2478
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
9.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.000
Trans Type
5 AT1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mystique Mazda Protege
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Control Arms

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