2003 & 2003.5 MAZDASPEED Protegé

2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder producing 170hp @ 6,000 rpm and 160 lb-ft torque @ 3,500 rpm
Turbocharger System Co-Engineered w/Callaway Cars featuring Garrett T25 ball-bearing turbocharger, high-performance factory air-to-air intercooler, and MAZDASPEED logo
Underhood insulator pad

2003 - Sport-tuned stainless steel exhaust system with polished muffler and MAZDASPEED garnish
2003.5 - Sport-tuned stainless steel exhaust system with polished muffler, oval exhaust tip with MAZDASPEED garnish
ULEV-B compliance

Front-wheel drive
5-speed manual overdrive transmission
Heavy duty driveshafts
Heavy duty clutch and pressure plate
Torque Sensing Limited-Slip Differential - Tochigi Fuji Sangyo

Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering with engine-speed-sensing variable assist

Front Suspension
Racing Beat Tuned independent strut type Gas-filled struts
Stabilizer bar (25mm)

Coil springs (spring rate 2.59 kg/mm)
Tokico Dampers
Strut tower brace

Rear Suspension
Independent strut Twin Trapezoidal Link (TTL) suspension
Racing Beat Tuned independent strut type Gas-filled struts
Stabilizer bar (20mm)
Tokico Dampers
Coil springs (spring rate 2.10 kg/mm)

European spec power-assisted ventilated front disc/rear solid disc brakes with high friction brake pads
Brake calipers - silver painted
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) w/ Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

Body Type
4-door sedan

Door handles ­ body-color
Bumpers ­ sporty, body-color
Rocker panel - body-color
Front grille insert ­ black
Front grille - sporty
2003 - Front fascia and windsplit
2003.5 - Front air dam
Side Skirts
Fuel door ­ body-color
2003 - Rear wing - MAZDASPEED unique with center high mount stop lamp
2003.5 - Rear spoiler (larger, light weight) - MAZDASPEED unique with center high mount stop lamp
2003 - Rear chin spoiler
2003.5 - Rear skirt
Mazda logo, front grille (center)­ satin
Mazda logo, rear trunk/hatch lid (center)­ satin
Protegé badge, rear trunk lid (driver side) - satin
MAZDASPEED badge, rear trunk lid (passenger side)
Touch-up paint - exterior color

2003 - Custom Racing Hart 17 x 7 aluminum alloy wheels with Super Silver Finish
2003.5 - Custom Racing Hart 17 x 7 aluminum alloy wheels with Dark Hyper Silver finish
Wheel locks (set of 4)
Bridgestone Potenza RE 040 215/45ZR17 RE040 Z-rated uni- directional tires
Temporary spare tire

Headlights - sporty type ( 2 headlamp black out)
Headlight housing ­ black treatment
2003 - Front fog lights - clear-lens halogen, large diameter
Taillights - sport pink smoke taillights
Brake light - high-mount, integrated in rear wing
Side repeater lights - white-lens

2-speed fixed-intermittent windshield wipers
Green tinted glass ­ all windows
Window trim ­ black
Dual power remote folding mirrors ­ body-color

2003 - Cloth-trimmed seat upholstery with orange stitching - MAZDASPEED
2003.5 - Cloth-trimmed seat upholstery with sporty insert - MAZDASPEED
Monochromatic interior color
Full carpeting
2003 - Floor mat kit, front and rear - with MAZDASPEED embroidery
2003.5 - Floor mat kit, front and rear - with heel pad and integrated MAZDASPEED logo
Scuff Plates with stainless steel inserts with MAZDASPEED logo
Door handles ­ silver color
Molded cloth door trim - front and rear
Power window switch panel ­ silver color
2003 - 3-spoke leather wrapped two-tone tilt steering wheel with orange stitching
2003.5 - 3-spoke leather wrapped two-tone tilt steering wheel with yellow stitching
Floor-mounted gear shift lever
2003 - Shift knob - Sparco, leather-wrapped & aluminum with shortened shift lever
2003.5 - Shift knob - leather-wrapped & aluminum with shortened shift lever and MAZDASPEED logo
2003 - Aluminum pedals - Sparco, drilled clutch, brake and accelerator pedals
2003.5 - Aluminum pedals - drilled clutch, brake and accelerator pedals with MAZDASPEED logo
Parking brake handle ­ urethane
Center floor console trim - silver color
Shift boot panel trim (MT) - silver color
2003.5 - Black leather shift boot with yellow stitching
Center instrument panel trim ­ silver color
Center instrument panel side treatment ­ carbon-fiber-look
Molded cloth headliner
Full cargo area trim

5-passenger seating capacity
Reclining front bucket seats
Driver's seat with adjustable height and cushion angle
Adjustable front seat headrests
Integrated rear seat headrests
60/40 split fold-down rear seat with lock

Power windows with driver-side one-touch down feature

Audio/Entertainment Systems
450 watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 Kenwood Audio System - with amplifier, liquid gel 3-D screen, self-hiding and removable faceplate, wireless remote control, and rear glass antenna
7-speaker sound system featuring 4 mid-base speakers, 2-tweeters, 1- 250 watt subwoofer and accompanying amplifier
Glass antenna

Climate Control
Heater/defroster with 4-speed fan
CFC-free air conditioning
Mechanical HVAC Controls (fan & temperature)
Air intake control (push-button type)
Rear seat heater ducts
Rear window defogger
Front side-window demisters

Instrument Panel
12-volt power outlet (1)
Cigarette lighter
Ash tray
Gauge light dimming control

Gauges & Warning Lights
Tachometer with MAZDASPEED logo
Odometer with resettable trip odometers (2)
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Warning lights: parking brake, high-beam, check engine, oil pressure, battery charge, defrost-on, seatbelts, airbags, O/D off (non Sport A/T only), door ajar, low fuel
Silver color gauges with black lettering
2003.5 - Gauges featuring silver needle centers
Red nighttime gauge illumination

Comfort & Convenience

Power door locks with 2-stage unlocking (driver's side)
Driver-side front and rear door central locking
Slam lock
Remote keyless illuminated entry system
Remote trunk lid release
Remote fuel door release
Remote hood release
Tilt steering wheel
Headlights-on warning chime
Day/night rearview mirror
Vinyl-covered sunvisors
Driver-side covered visor vanity mirror with ticket holder
Passenger-side covered visor vanity mirror
Center console with covered storage compartment and armrest lid
Dual front cup holders
Front door storage pockets
Driver-side footrest
Passenger assist grips (3), coat hook (1)
Coin holder, and storage bin
Glove compartment with lock
Cargo net

Front overhead dual map lights
Dome light
Delayed courtesy light (dome)
Cargo area light
Ignition key illumination
Illuminated driver-side power window switch

"Triple-H" construction
5-mph bumpers
Side-impact door beams ­ front and rear
Rear door catch pins
Dual second-generation front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
Front safety-belt pretensioners with force limiters
3-point safety belts for all seating positions (2 front; 3 rear)
Height adjustable front shoulder belt "B" pillar anchors
Child-safety rear door locks
LATCH child safety-seat anchors in rear seat (upper and lower type)
Trunk entrapment release system

Anti-theft perimeter alarm
Keyless remote panic button feature (key fob)
Trunk lid opener cancel system


2003 - Black Mica

2003 - Spicy Orange Mica

2003.5 - Laser Blue Mica

2003.5 - Titanium Gray Metallic

2003.5 - Blazing Yellow Mica

2003.5 - Sunlight Silver Metallic


Engine Type - 2.0L DOHC 16-Valve I4 with Turbocharger and Intercooler
Horsepower, SAE net - 170 @ 6000 rpm
Torque, SAE net - 160 @ 3500 rpm
Redline - 6700 RPM
Displacement (cubic inches) - 121.4
Bore x Stroke (inches) - 3.26 x 3.62
Compression Ratio - 9.1:1
Fuel System -
Multi-port electronic fuel injection
Recommended Fuel - Premium Fuel Only
Minimum Fuel Requirement - TBD
Valvetrain - 4 valves per cylinder, mechanical lifters
Engine Block - Cast Iron
Cylinder Heads - Aluminum Alloy
Emission Control - Single 3-way catalytic converter
Ignition System - Full transistor breakerless electronic
Alternator - 12V-80AH
Battery - 50D 20L
Starter - 12V-1.0 kw.


Type - FWD
Manual Transmission - Type-G5M 5-speed manual
Clutch Type M/T - Heavy-duty clutch & pressure plate

Gear - Ratios (:1) - Overall:
1st - 3.307 -
2nd - 1.842 - 7.561
3rd - 1.310 - 5.378
4th - 0.970 - 3.982
5th - 0.755 - 3.099
Reverse - 3.166

Final Drive - 4.105

Racing Beat-Tuned Independent Strut-Type with Strut-Tower Brace, Coil Front Suspension
Springs with Increased Spring Rates, Tokico Shock Absorbers, and Larger (25mm) Stabilizer Bar
Racing Beat-Tuned Independent Strut-Type with Twin Trapezoidal Links Rear Suspension
(TTL), Coil Springs with Increased Spring Rates, Tokico Shock Absorbers, and Larger (20mm) Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorbers - Telescopic, double acting
Steering Type - Rack-and-pinion
Power Assist - Engine-rpm sensitive; variable power-assist
Overall Steering Ratio - 15.4:1
Steering Wheel Turns-to-Lock - 2.7
Turning Circle, Curb-to-Curb (ft) - 34.1
Braking System - Power assist
Front Brakes - Hydraulic, dual-circuit, European-Spec Ventilated Front Disc 10.8 in.
Rear Brakes - European spec, solid rear disc 11.0 in. with High-Friction Brake Pads
ABS - 4-sensor, 3-channel w/Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Parking Brake - Mechanical, hand-operated on rear wheels
Wheels - Racing Heart 7.0JJ x 17
Tires - Bridgestone Potenza RE040 215/45ZR17 Z-rated uni-directional
Tire Inflation Pressure (F/R) - 32 psi/32psi
Temporary Spare Wheel - 15 x 4T
Curb Weight (Federal spec) - 2843 lbs.

EPA Mileage (City/Highway) - M/T - 24/30

Crankcase - 3.9qt
Engine Coolant - 7.9qt
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) - 14.5
EPA Passenger Volume (cubic feet) - 92.6
EPA Cargo Volume (cubic feet) - 12.9
EPA Total Volume *(cubic feet) - 105.5
EPA Vehicle Size Category - Compact

Wheelbase (inches) - 102.8
Track, Front (inches) - 57.2
Track, Rear (inches) - 57.4
Length (inches) - 174.6
Width (inches) - 67.1
Height (inches) - 55.5
Minimum Ground Clearance (laden) - 5.5
Weight Distribution, % front:rear - 63:37
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) - 0.32


Headroom (inches) - Front: 39.3; Rear:37.4
Leg Room (inches) - Front: 42.2; Rear: 35.4
Shoulder Room, (inches) -
Front: 53.9; Rear: 53.4
Hip Room, Front/Rear (inches) - Front: 51.7; Rear: 49.1