2001 Mazda Protege Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Light Sandalwood
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,915 - $4,027
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
26 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
103-140
Seats
5

How 2001 Mazda Protege Ranks In Its Class

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#8
  By Price
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#12
  By Experts
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#3
  By MPG

Mazda Protege Models & Trims

DX $1,915 - $3,800
Horsepower: 103 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 14 x 5.5 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LX $1,938 - $3,851
Horsepower: 103 hp - 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 14 x 5.5, 15 x 6 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
ES $2,272 - $4,027
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
MP3 Limited Edition $2,472 - $3,819
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

3.61

Very good car love it I would like to have a new one.

No problem with it I love it runs great small I can park it anywhere good color. Good breaks good seat over all great I would process another one like that. Only think I don't like is the radio it should be more high tech. I would like to have heat seats and better seat covers overall good.

Flora D
Helpful

Best thing about this car is that it gets great gas mileage, 35 miles to the gallon.

This car gets great gas mileage about 35 to the gallon. It doesn't have much get up and go however, the engine is pretty weak. No bells and whistles. Not very comfortable for long trips. Handles decent. Would recommend for a daily driver, gets you from point to point b.

Steph H
Helpful

Mazda car reviews and details.

It runs super smooth air conditioning is super cold the gas mileage is super good and the car size is perfect you can park anywhere or fit through small spaces and has real good trunk space the back seat tilt down to the front for more trunk space it is dependable.

Gerardo H
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,915 - $3,800
$1,938 - $3,851

Horsepower

Horsepower
103 (hp)
103 - 130 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC MPFI 16
2.0 DOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
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
37.4 (in.)
37.3 - 37.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 (cu. ft.)
13 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

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
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
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
175.3 (in.)
175.3 (in.)

Width

Width
67.1 (in.)
67.1 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2482 - 2494 (.lbs)
2482 - 2752 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
103 (hp)
103 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

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)
28 (mpg)

City

City
28 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
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
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
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
Front
Side
Rollover
Not Available

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 belts-inc: load limiter, pretensionsers
  • 3-point safety belts for all positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Child safety rear seat anchors

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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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