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Selected Style 4-Door HB
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Body Style

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 29 36 $15,413 $16,485
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,498 $19,785
4-Door HB GT 25 30 $18,171 $19,435
4-Door Sedan DX Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 25 31 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 30 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 31 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 30 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 25 31 $14,995 $16,040
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 25 30 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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) 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/55VR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 2687
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System DOHC MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4400 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Displacement 1.8L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.50
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.82
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Mazda Protege
Suspension
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
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
 
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