Compare 1998 Plymouth Neon vs 1998 Mazda Protege

1998 Plymouth Neon
1998 Mazda Protege
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2-Door Coupe Competition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Competition 29 41 $10,497 $11,100
4-Door Sedan Competition 29 41 $10,681 $11,300
2-Door Coupe Highline 29 41 $10,617 $11,480
4-Door Sedan Highline 29 41 $10,797 $11,680
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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
$10,497
$11,473
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,100
$12,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$185 / month
$202 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 95.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.4 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.0 102.6
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 5.91
Length, Overall (in)
171.8 174.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.5 7.87 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.8 9.25 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65HR14 P175/70SR13
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65HR14 P175/70SR13
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2461 2478
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
83 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 306
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 5000 96 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ECB NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
131 @ 6000 92 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.800
Clutch Size (in)
8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.000
Trans Type
5 AT1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.13 1.540
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.058
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.700
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Base 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Plymouth Neon Mazda Protege
Suspension
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)
NA 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
Chapman Strut Independent

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