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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan ES Manual
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan DX Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.9 92.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 177.6 175.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.3 12.9
Brakes
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 15.0
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/55VR15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2646 2634
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0T 15 x 4
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Mazda Protege
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Strut
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
 
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