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2003 Mazda Protege

2003 Mazda Protege
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 2003 Mazda Protege

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In 2001 and 2002, the Mazda Protege moved steadily up the compact car rankings, appealing to cost-conscious consumers. A look at the 2003 Mazda Protege suggests that this solid sedan will continue its climb into this next year. Mazda designers seem happy enough with the Protege, and so confident in its build, they have developed from it the Protege5 wagon, and the Mazdaspeed Protege sport compact.

Available Models
The 2003 Mazda Protege sedan is available in the base DX model, the intermediate LX model, and the upscale ES model. All three models are 4-door vehicles, and have a number of attractive safety, comfort, and convenience options to add to the standard package.

Interior Features
The standard interior features of the 2003 Mazda Protege include a tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a split folding rear seat, AM/FM/CD player, digital clock, intermittent wipers, front bucket seats, map lights, and remote fuel-door/decklid release. The LX and ES models are also provided with air conditioning, cruise control, power locks, windows, and mirrors, a tachometer, remote entry system, and a height-adjustable driver seat. The ES model also has a superior sound system.

This compact sedan provides ample head room and leg space. It also has an easily accessible and relatively roomy rear seat. This rear seat is a locking 60/40 folding seat that allows for extra cargo room, an attractive standard feature offered in all 2003 Mazda Protege models.

Exterior Features
For 2003, the Protege's ES model is equipped with alloy wheels. The DX and LX models have 195/55VR15 tires, while the ES model has 195/50VR16 tires. A power sunroof is an option on the LX and ES models.

Under the hood, the 2003 Mazda Protege contains a 2.0-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine, which offers 130 hp at 6000 rpm and 135 lbs-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. On all models, 5-speed manual transmission is standard, though automatic 4-speed transmission is an option. In the ES model, the automatic transmission is now available with a manual shift gate, which gives the driver the freedom to choose between automatic or manual shifting. This sedan offers a fuel economy of 24 mpg.

Safety and Security
All Mazda Protege models contain dual front airbags and an emergency trunk release. Both the LX and ES models offer anti-lock brakes and front-side airbags as an option. The Protege's ES model comes equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes and fog lights.

2003 Mazda Protege Packages

Moonroof and 6-CD changer package
Power sliding glass moonroof with interior sunshade; in-dash 6-CD changer

ABS and side airbag package
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution; dual front side-impact air bag system

2003 Mazda Protege Exterior Colors
Sunlight Silver Metallic
Emerald Mica
Black Mica
Pure White
Shimmering Sand Metallic
Light Sandalwood Metallic
Garnet Red Mica
Laser Blue Mica

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.6L I4
2.0L I4
103 @ 5,500
130 @ 6,000
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
1.6L man: 29/34
2.0L man: 25/31

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