Compare 2000 Mazda Protege vs 2000 Nissan Altima

2000 Mazda Protege
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4-Door Sedan Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 26 33 $11,679 $12,215
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 29 34 $11,679 $12,215
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 33 $12,640 $13,515
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 34 $12,640 $13,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 24 29 $14,162 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 26 30 $14,162 $15,315
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4-Door Sedan Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 23 31 $14,547 $15,140
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 28 $15,315 $15,940
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 23 31 $15,016 $16,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $15,751 $17,140
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 23 31 $16,935 $18,640
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $17,662 $19,440
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,525 $20,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,679
$14,547
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,215
$15,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$204 / month
$252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.6 93.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 183.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
22.6 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.25 x 0.87 11.4 x 0.87
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 Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.38 9.0 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65SR14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D14 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65SR14 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2482 2888
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
306 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
105 @ 5500 155 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4000 156 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.85
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Type
4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.79 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent Strut

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