Compare 2003 Mazda Protege vs 2003 Ford Focus

2003 Mazda Protege
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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
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3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 34 $12,035 $12,820
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,339 $13,150
4-Door Sedan LX Premium 27 36 $13,116 $13,995
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 26 34 $13,409 $14,315
4-Door Sedan SE 27 36 $13,875 $14,820
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 27 36 $14,192 $15,165
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Pwr Premium 26 34 $14,228 $15,205
4-Door Sedan w/Zetec SE Comfort 26 34 $14,427 $15,420
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 34 $14,523 $15,525
4-Door Sedan ZTS 26 34 $14,721 $15,740
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Comfort 26 34 $14,937 $15,975
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Premium 26 34 $15,627 $16,725
4-Door Wagon SE 25 31 $16,137 $17,280
4-Door Wagon ZTW 25 31 $16,455 $17,625
3-Door Coupe SVT 22 28 $17,339 $18,585
5-Door Sedan HB SVT 22 28 $17,799 $19,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,702
$12,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,580
$12,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$214 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 49.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.6 93.8
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 18.6
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)
7.9 x 1.4 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2634 2551
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 130 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.926
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 .951
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.154
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.281
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 .756
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut SLA Control Blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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