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1998 Mazda Protege Trim Comparison

DX Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $12,145.00 $15,295.00 $13,545.00
Destination $450.00 $450.00 $450.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.5L I4 1.8L I4 1.5L I4
Horsepower 92 @ 5500 RPM 122 @ 6000 RPM 92 @ 5500 RPM
Torque 96 @ 4000 RPM 117 @ 4000 RPM 96 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1489 1839 1489
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.0 X 3.3 3.3 X 3.4 3.0 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 9.4:1 9:1 9.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 30 26 30
Highway (mpg) 37 32 37

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2385.4 2572.8 2444.9
Wheelbase (in.) 102.6 102.6 102.6
Length (in.) 174.8 174.8 174.8
Width (in.) 67.3 67.3 67.3
Height (in.) 55.9 55.9 55.9
Track Front (in.) 57.5 57.5 57.5
Track Rear (in.) 57.5 57.5 57.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.2 39.2 39.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.4 37.4 37.4
Front Legroom (in.) 42.2 42.2 42.2
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.6 35.6 35.6
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.3 54.3 54.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.6 53.6 53.6
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 95.0 95.0 95.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension strut strut strut
Tires 175/70R13 185/65R14 185/65R14

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio N/A AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player N/A Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A Std. N/A

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A Std. Std.

Compare Against Other Trims

1998 Mazda Protege DX Sedan 1998 Mazda Protege DX Sedan
1998 Mazda Protege ES Sedan 1998 Mazda Protege ES Sedan
1998 Mazda Protege LX Sedan 1998 Mazda Protege LX Sedan
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