1997 Mazda 626 Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $16,145
1 national listing
Airbags Dual front airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $16,145 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 114 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$16,145
Invoice$14,481

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power Windows--
Power Door Locks--
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 114 hp I4
Power 114 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 124 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.2 in
Back Legroom35.2 in
Wheelbase102.8 in
Length184.4 in
Width68.9 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.8 cu ft
The DX is the base model of the 1997 Mazda 626. Its features were spare, which kept the car affordable. The engine was a 2.0-liter, 118-horsepower four cylinder. Fuel economy was about ... Read More
The DX is the base model of the 1997 Mazda 626. Its features were spare, which kept the car affordable. The engine was a 2.0-liter, 118-horsepower four cylinder. Fuel economy was about 23/31.
Drivers who haven't had problems with the 1997 626 DX love the car, saying it is inexpensive to own and operate, has comfortable seats, and looks good. However, those who have had problems have had lots of them, particularly with the transmission.
Original MSRP: $18,345
1 national listing
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $18,345 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 114 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,345
Invoice$16,172

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.0L 114 hp I4
Power 114 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 124 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.2 in
Back Legroom35.2 in
Wheelbase102.8 in
Length184.4 in
Width68.9 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.8 cu ft
The 1997 Mazda 626 LX is the midrange model of the sedan. Upgrading to the LX gets power windows and air conditioning, and a sunroof is an available option. The engine is a 2.0-liter, 1... Read More
The 1997 Mazda 626 LX is the midrange model of the sedan. Upgrading to the LX gets power windows and air conditioning, and a sunroof is an available option. The engine is a 2.0-liter, 118 horsepower four cylinder. Fuel economy is about 23/31.
Drivers seem to either love or hate the 1997 626 LX. Fans of the car usually own a manual, and say they like it for its reliability, comfort, and fuel economy. Those who do not like the car usually onw the automatic and have had never-ending problems with the transmission and with the check engine light coming on for no reason.
LX V6
Original MSRP: $20,445
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $20,445 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 164 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,445
Invoice$18,064

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.5L 164 hp V6
Power 164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.2 in
Back Legroom35.2 in
Wheelbase102.8 in
Length184.4 in
Width68.9 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.8 cu ft
The 1997 Mazda 626 LX V6 is the upper midrange model of the sedan. Upgrading to the LX gets power windows and air conditioning, and a sunroof is an available option. The V6 engine has 2... Read More
The 1997 Mazda 626 LX V6 is the upper midrange model of the sedan. Upgrading to the LX gets power windows and air conditioning, and a sunroof is an available option. The V6 engine has 2.5 liters and 164 horsepower.
Drivers of the 1997 Mazda 626 ES are in two camps. The ES enthusiasts love the car because it is zippy, comfortable, and fun to drive while remaining inexpensive to own and operate. Those who dislike the car mostly own automatics and have numerous problems with the transmission, sometimes requiring two or three replacements.
Original MSRP: $23,445
1 national listing
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $23,445 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 164 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,445
Invoice$20,546

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.5L 164 hp V6
Power 164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.2 in
Back Legroom35.2 in
Wheelbase102.8 in
Length184.4 in
Width68.9 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.8 cu ft
The 1997 Mazda 626 ES is the high-end model of the sedan. It comes standard with just about everything, including air conditioning and a sunroof. The V6 engine has 2.5 liters and 164 ho... Read More
The 1997 Mazda 626 ES is the high-end model of the sedan. It comes standard with just about everything, including air conditioning and a sunroof. The V6 engine has 2.5 liters and 164 horsepower. Fuel economy is about 20/26.
The 1997 Mazda 626 ES does have some loyal fans, most of whom have a manual. They like the car because it is fun and comfortable to drive, has a roomy interior, and gets good gas mileage. However, many have had problems, especially those who bought an automatic. Some claim to have replaced the transmission several times, and there are also complaints of peeling paint and other smaller problems.