1997 Mazda Protege Overview

Protege

Looking for a Used Protege in your area?

CarGurus has 382 nationwide Protege listings starting at $1,387.

ZIP:
Average user score
3.8 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews

1997 Mazda Protege Overview

For 1997, Mazda made a few minor revisions to the exterior of its four-door Protege compact sedan, with fresh looks for the headlights, bumpers, grille, and fenders. In addition, some minor changes were made to the Protege's list of standard features. Three versions of the Protege were available for 1997. The entry-level DX trim package as well as the mid-range LX were powered by a 1.5-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine that produced 92 horsepower. The high-end ES trim package received a 1.8-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine that produced 122 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission was standard for all models, while a four-speed automatic was optional. The DX was equipped with such features as power brakes, power steering, dual front airbags, 13-inch wheels, a tilt steering wheel, and a rear window defroster. The LX added power windows, power door locks, power exterior mirrors, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system, while the upscale ES added air conditioning, among other features. The Protege ran and handled well, according to drivers, who also noted that it was a fun, comfortable, affordable car to drive, with good fuel economy. Repairs beyond routine maintenance was rarely required, drivers noted. On the downside, some drivers felt the cars with the smaller 1.5-liter engine were underpowered.

Updated

What's your take on the 1997 Mazda Protege?

Have you driven a 1997 Mazda Protege?  
Rank This Car

Cars compared to 1997 Mazda ProtegePeople researching a 1997 Mazda Protege contacted a dealer about

Protege

Looking for a Used Protege in your area?

CarGurus has 382 nationwide Protege listings starting at $1,387.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Mazda Protege Questions

cbh972
0

Where Is Fuel Pump Relay Located In 1997 Mazda Protege?

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Asia0418
0

Why Does My Car Keep Cutting Off When I Put It In Drive

1,050 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
geoffry333
0

I Can Not Get At Some Of The Bolts To Get The Transmission Fluid Changed.

There is a cross member in the way of the bolts. Does that cross member need to be removed. Or is there something possibly bent like the cross member that restricts access to the bolts? Anyone ha...

42 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
AustinTO22
10

1997 Mazda Protege, Wouldnt Start After Sitting For A Couple Days So Intone...

Don't really know what's wrong

51 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
y83w2a
0

Fuel Tank

how do I removed a full tank of gas from my 97 Mazda Protégé

46 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)