2002 Mazda Protege Reviews, Ratings & Specs

 or 
Color:  Sandalwood Met
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,063 - $4,526
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
130
Seats
5

How 2002 Mazda Protege Ranks In Its Class

See the full ranking lists by expanding the dropdowns below.

Ranks  
#8
  By Price
Ranks  
#10
  By Experts
Ranks  
#6
  By MPG

Mazda Protege Models & Trims

DX $2,077 - $4,008
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (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 $2,063 - $3,976
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 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 $2,571 - $4,526
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
Base $2,077 - $4,008
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 16 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

Owner Reviews

3.9
1 star
0%

Sporty practical and economical the Mazda protege is a bargain at any price!

The Mazda protege is a very smart and reliable vehicle. It is low to the ground, mine has a sunroof, and it feels like you are flying across the road no matter the speed of travel. It s sporty with plenty of room for camping, touring or shopping. It is extremely powerful for a 4 cylinder car and you can not beat the savings provided by the exceptional gas mileage!

Barbara C
Helpful

That it is kinda old so it is not gonna run like a brand new car.

I like that the car is small so I do not have to worry about not fitting in parking spots or hitting other cars. It is perfect for a college student like me who typically just needs to get from one place to the next, nothing fancy. The one thing I do not like is how the engine hesitates when you step on the gas, it takes a second for it to speed up.

Samantha G
Helpful

Mazda 323 protege has great mileage and the seats are a comfortable ride.

I like that it has a 6 cylinder engine for more power. The driver seat is very comfortable and the seat belt adjusts with the seat. I love that the car is color blue. The trunk is very large for storing car items and groceries. I like that I bought it with no power windows and it also has child proof back doors. The gas mileage is very good.

Kathleen W
Helpful

Video Reviews

2002 Mazda Protege LX | Full in-depth review
5,133 views
Mazda protege review
932 views
Mazdaspeed Protege REVIEW
40,631 views
2002 MAZDA PROTEGE 5 start up, walk around and review
75,281 views

Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,077 - $4,008
$2,063 - $3,976

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 (hp)
130 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC MPFI 16
2.0L 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
Standard

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
37.3 - 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
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
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
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
P195/55VR15
P195/55VR15

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 - 2632 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 (hp)
130 (hp)

Torque

Torque
135 (ft. lbs.)
135 (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
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (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 (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

Payment Calculator

Estimated Monthly
Payment

$0

Browse by Category

  • Sedans Sedans
  • SUVs SUVs
  • Crossovers Crossovers
  • Hybrid/Electric Hybrid/Electric
  • Sports Sports
  • Luxury Luxury
  • Trucks Trucks
  • Vans/Minivans Vans/Minivans
  • Hatchbacks Hatchbacks
  • Coupes Coupes
  • Wagons Wagons
  • Convertibles Convertibles
  • Compacts Compacts
  • CPO CPO

User Feedback

Did you find the information you were looking for?