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4-Door Sedan Manual ES
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 Manual OZ-Rally 27 33 $14,869 $15,857
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 31 $15,143 $16,147
4-Door Sedan Automatic OZ-Rally 24 31 $15,620 $16,657
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution 18 26 $27,231 $28,987
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4-Door Sedan Manual DX
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,175
$12,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,047
$13,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.9 92.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 102.8
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 175.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x 1.17 7.9 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 34.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.19 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 15.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/55VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/55VR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2646 2634
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0T 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4250 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
4G94 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122.0 CID 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5500 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 4.10
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Mazda Protege
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Strut

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