Compare 2003 Pontiac Vibe vs 2003 Mazda Protege

2003 Pontiac Vibe
2003 Mazda Protege
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 29 36 $15,413 $16,485
4-Door HB GT 25 30 $18,171 $19,435
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,498 $19,785
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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
$15,413
$12,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,485
$13,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 92.6
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 102.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 175.3
Height, Overall (in)
62.2 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/55VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QDF NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/55VR15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QDF NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 2634
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LV6 NA
Displacement
1.8L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.84
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Mazda Protege
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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