Compare 2003 Mazda Protege vs 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

2003 Mazda Protege
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
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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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4-Door Sedan Manual ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 27 33 $13,175 $14,047
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 24 31 $13,925 $14,847
4-Door Sedan Manual OZ-Rally 27 33 $14,869 $15,857
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 31 $15,143 $16,147
4-Door Sedan Automatic OZ-Rally 24 31 $15,620 $16,657
4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution 18 26 $27,231 $28,987
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,702
$13,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,580
$14,047
Monthly Payment Estimate
$226 / month
$234 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 51.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.6 93.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 50.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 177.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 11.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.4 8.0 x 1.17
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 10.1 x 0.94
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 Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2634 2646
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0T
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 85
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122.0 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 120 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4000 130 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 4G94
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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