Compare 2003 Oldsmobile Alero vs 2003 Mazda Protege

2003 Oldsmobile Alero
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4-Door Sedan GX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GX 24 33 $16,909 $18,085
4-Door Sedan GX 24 33 $16,909 $18,085
2-Door Coupe GL1 24 33 $18,332 $20,035
4-Door Sedan GL1 24 33 $18,332 $20,035
2-Door Coupe GL2 20 29 $19,750 $21,585
4-Door Sedan GL2 20 29 $19,750 $21,585
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 29 $20,529 $22,685
2-Door Coupe GLS 20 29 $20,756 $22,935
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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
$16,909
$12,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,085
$13,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.9 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 92.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 175.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 102.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 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
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.9 x 0.43 7.9 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.02 10.2 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/55VR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/55VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2996 2634
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
T125/70D15 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.84
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 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
Oldsmobile Alero Mazda Protege
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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