Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,497 - $15,700
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
130
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,497 - $15,700
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
130
Seats
5

Mazda Protege Models & Trims

2002 Mazda Protege Owner Reviews

3.91

43 Reviews

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Only regular maintenance, no problems. We bought this car when we found out we were pregnant with our first and she has grown up with it. Next year when she become 16, it will become hers and my husband and I feel that it is still safe and reliable for that.

I love how well my car has held up. Besides basic maintenance and repairs from other hitting my car, my car has had no problems until the last few years. When it turned 13. And these issue are small, the driver door will not unlock with my key fob if it is really warm or really cold. The display on the radio sometimes is not all visible and the CD player no longer works. But the paint and interior have held up beautifully, even with two young children who have grown up with it. The gas mileage has almost stayed the same also. It does sadden me to look at other cars of the same size and find out that they either get about the same gas mileage or worse, I believe the industry can do way better and should.

- Lori E

Reliable

It is reliable. I am short, so I can see very well when I sit down to drive. It is small enough for me to maneuver. Because it is not large, it is also easy to park and I can see well enough to feel comfortable backing up in tight places. It does not have a lot of extra features, which I do not care for anyway. You roll up the windows manually. It does help to be able to pull a lever to open up the trunk when you have groceries, and it is raining outside, or is dark and you cannot see well enough to insert the key to open the trunk. I do wish, though I had electronic door locks for safety safe when you are parked in dark places, and are alone.

- Virginia S

Silver 2002 Mazda Protege LX

My 2002 Mazda Protege has been a good vehicle for me overall. The only problems I've had repetitively has been with the coil packs, I have had to change all 4. Other then that, only routine maintenance has had to be done. In terms of performance, reliability, comfort, and features, it's just an average car that serves its purpose--getting me from one place to another.

- leigha b

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,497 - $3,588
$2,004 - $4,077

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
130 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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 Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
13 - 31 mpg
13 - 31 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
30 - 31 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety