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2002 Mazda Protege

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Make
Mazda
Model
Protege
Year
2002
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Expert Rating
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2002 DX 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $13,075
2002 LX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $14,975
2002 ES 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $15,700

Overview

Big news for economy-car buyers: The Mazda Protege has been totally redesigned for 1999. If you liked the previous incarnation of the Protege--which was last overhauled in '95--you'll love the new version. For 1999, Mazda's engineers have not only given the Protege a spiffy new suit of clothes--the new body design has a distinctly European look--they've also given it a new frame, two new engines to choose from and a re-designed transmission. That ground-up rebuild is even more admirable in light of the fact that the previous Protege was so fundamentally sound and aesthetically pleasing that Mazda could have gone a few more years without a redesign--and the Protege would still have been one of the leaders in its class. Every time a world-class carmaker--and Mazda certainly qualifies--re-designs a stellar performer, they face a new challenge: How do you improve on a sure-fire winner? In the case of the Protege, Mazda has risen to the challenge by raising the bar--they've built luxury-car styling, comfort, and roominess into an economy car. The result is a compact car that's so far improved over the spartan econo-boxes of the 1980s and early-1990s that it seems like a different species.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 130 HP / 135 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 31 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 130 HP / 135 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 31 / 28 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Strut
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$55
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
93 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
175.3 "
Exterior Width
67.1 "
Exterior Height
55.5 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.4 "
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,634 Lbs. / 2,687 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
17.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Wing
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock / Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 4 Kenwood
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 50,000 Miles

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