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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CE Manual (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 32 40 $12,550 $13,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 29 38 $13,290 $14,370
4-Door Sedan Manual S 32 40 $13,135 $14,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 38 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 40 $13,283 $14,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 29 38 $14,007 $15,480
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
$12,550
$12,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,570
$13,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$226 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.3 92.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 175.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 102.8
Liftover Height (in) 24.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 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 Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.9 10.2 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 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 NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/55VR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/55VR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2502 2687
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4200 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/108 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 30
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.50
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.82
Clutch Size (in) 8.3 N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Corolla Mazda Protege
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Torsion Bars w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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