Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0 DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 4-speed sport automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Front strut tower bar
  • Independent MacPherson front strut suspension
  • Independent rear strut suspension w/Twin Trapezoidal Links/trailing links
  • Front/rear coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P195/50VR16 performance SBR tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Engine-speed-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Body-color rocker panel & bumpers
  • Front/rear airdams
  • Side sills
  • Rear roof-mounted spoiler
  • Body-color protective side moldings
  • Aggressive front/rear fascia
  • Front grille-inc: black chrome treatment, black insert
  • Flush mounted halogen headlights
  • Round fog lights
  • White-lens side turn signals
  • Body-color folding pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Fixed intermittent rear window wiper

Interior Features

  • Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Adjustable driver seat height/cushion tilt
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback w/adjustable outboard head restraints/ double folding function
  • Sport-type cloth seats
  • Molded cloth door trim w/storage pockets
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Center console-inc: armrest lid/covered storage compartment, dual cup holders
  • Leather wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Tilt steering column
  • Instrumentation-inc: coolant temp gauge, tachometer, (2) trip odometer
  • Warning lights-inc: parking brake, high-beam, check engine, oil pressure, battery charge, defrost-on, seatbelts, airbags, door ajar
  • Headlights-on warning chime
  • Amber red illuminated instrumentation-inc: switches, audio controls, ignition bezel
  • Silver color instrument gauges
  • Pwr windows w/driver's 1-touch down feature
  • Pwr door locks w/driver's door master control
  • Remote keyless entry w/illuminated entry
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel door, trunk, hood
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear compartment heater ducts
  • Rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/module audio, CD player, (6) speakers, digital clock, (2) tweeter speakers, 100-watt subwoofer located under cargo floor
  • Rear-center roof mounted antenna
  • Carbon fiber/silver paint sport interior
  • Locking glove box
  • Front ashtray & cigarette lighter
  • 12V power outlet
  • (3) passenger assist grips
  • Two-tone leather wrapped shift knob
  • (1) coat hook
  • Driver/passenger visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Roof mounted dual map lights
  • Cargo cover
  • Storage tray located under cargo floor

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger depowered airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
  • Adjustable front safety belt anchors
  • 3-point safety belts for all positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Child safety rear seat anchors
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Trunk entrapment release system
  • Triple H steel reinforced body construction

2003 Mazda Protege Owner Reviews

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Mazda Protege: Dependable Car

2003 Mazda Protege Base

The 2003 Mazda Protege is very dependable and is fun to drive. It is a manual transmission. Its clutch is a little sticky, and the engine light goes on and off, but other than that, there are no outstanding problems. The car rides comfortably, and even has a spoiler to top it off!

- Ethan H

Small reliable hatchback, solid performance.

2003 Mazda Protege Base

Mazda protege5 is a small, reliable hatchback with a surprising amount of storage space. I like the turn-radius and the good range of visibility, it also gets 25-30 mpg. I bought mine used but since have put over 100k miles on it and have had no issues.

- Siena H

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