Compare 2003 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs 2003 Mazda Protege

2003 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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4-Door Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual L 21 27 $18,058 $19,795
4-Door Manual L Special Edition 21 27 $18,507 $20,295
4-Door Automatic L 22 28 $18,780 $20,595
4-Door Automatic L Special Edition 22 28 $19,229 $21,095
4-Door 2.5 Manual GT 21 27 $22,681 $24,995
4-Door 2.5 Automatic GT 20 27 $23,583 $25,995
4-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 28 $24,033 $26,495
4-Door Outback H6-3.0 Automatic Outback 19 26 $26,006 $28,695
4-Door Outback H6-3.0 VDC Automatic Outback 19 26 $27,949 $30,895
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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
$18,058
$12,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$13,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.4 92.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.8
Liftover Height (in)
25.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 175.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12.9
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.39 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/60HR15 P195/55VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/60HR15 P195/55VR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3225 2634
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan Mazda Protege
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs

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