2001 Mazda Protege

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6 reviews
Available Price Range $759-$6,011 Trims5 Combined MPG 28-31 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2001 Mazda Protege

Our Take

A stronger engine and new front styling were introduced for the 2001 Protegé, which arrived in January. A 130-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on the ES model and optio... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

You don't need a week in the new Mazda Protege MP3 to draw some decent conclusions. A day will do. Make that an hour. No, a minute. Depending on your point of view - and likely your age - about 60 ticks in the cross hairs of the MP3's fury will give you all the ammo to know this midsize, unassuming, sporty sedan is really Axl Rose in disguise. Welcome to the jungle and goodbye acute ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 6 reviews

I love it!

by LJ from surprise,AZ on May 21, 2010

I had a 2001 mazda protege lx 5 speed and totalled it and walked out without even a scratch i then got a 2003 mazda 6 liked it but missed my protege. I now own a 2001 mazda mp3 and i love it! I would ... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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