2000 Mazda Protege Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Highlight Silver Met
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,701 - $3,995
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
26 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
105-122
Seats
5

How 2000 Mazda Protege Ranks In Its Class

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#11
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#7
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#4
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Mazda Protege Models & Trims

chevronDown icon DX $1,701 - $3,450
Horsepower: 105 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 14 x 5.5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon LX $1,742 - $3,545
Horsepower: 105 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 14 x 5.5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon ES $2,182 - $3,995
Horsepower: 122 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

3.96
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1 star
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It features a 5 speed manual transmission, making it much more difficult to steal.

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Being an older vehicle, I love that it is easy to perform maintenance and/or repairs compared to new vehicles. Also, it is a manual transmission which is the only way to drive and increasingly difficult to find when shipping for a car. Lastly, I was able to install a custom sound system with little trouble.

Christopher V
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Still runs great! This has been one of the best cars I have owned.

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It has been a great car with very few issues. It is 18 years old and the only problems really are the electrical. The stereo does not work anymore, issues with the driver's window rolling up/down, and driver's side lock. We haven't had any problems really with the engine or performance issues at all.

Michelle R
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It is a very dependable car.

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It has been a fairly reliable vehicle. I have only had only the basic problems with wear and tear on a vehicle, such as brakes, muffler work and oil changes. The car is a stick shift which I really love because it helps with gas mileage. It is also a four cylinder which helps with gas mileage too.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,701 - $3,450
$1,742 - $3,545

Horsepower

Horsepower
105 (hp)
105 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC MPFI 16
1.6L DOHC MPFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Not Available
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Not Available
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 (in.)
42.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 39.3 (in.)
38.5 - 39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 (in.)
35.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 - 37.4 (in.)
37.3 - 37.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.9 (cu. ft.)
12.9 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Optional
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/65SR14
P185/65SR14

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.8 (in.)
102.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 (ft.)
34.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
174 (in.)
174 (in.)

Width

Width
67.1 (in.)
67.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2434 - 2482 (.lbs)
2449 - 2498 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
103 (hp)
103 (hp)

Torque

Torque
106 (ft. lbs.)
106 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

City

City
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
34 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Side
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
A
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
  • Front safety belt load limiter
  • 3-point safety belts for all positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Child safety rear seat anchors
  • Brake/shift interlock
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Crumple zones

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V024
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, the left side rear brake hoses were damaged during assembly. Brake fluid leakage could occur, and brake performance would be degraded, increasing the risk of a crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect the brake hose and, if necessary, replace the hose. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during March 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

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