1998 Mazda 626 Overview


Looking for a Used 626 in your area?

CarGurus has 264 nationwide 626 listings starting at $1,950.

Average user score
3.8 5 stars
Based on 13 reviews

1998 Mazda 626 Overview

The Mazda 626 was completely redesigned for 1998. The exterior was restyled to echo the higher-end Mazda Millennia, giving the 626 a more upscale look. The new 626 was also longer and wider, resulting in more trunk space. Both the four cylinder and the V6 engines gained some horsepower. The 626 was also given a stiffer chassis, which made for better handling and a quieter ride.

The 1998 Mazda 626 was available in four trim levels: the base DX, the midrange LX and LX V6, and the well-equipped ES V6. The standard engine was a 2.0-liter, 125 horsepower four cylinder. The V6 was 2.5 liters and had 170 horsepower. Fuel economy was about 22/29 for the base engine and 20/26 for the V6.

Drivers like the 1998 Mazda 626 because it is economical, yet stylish and fun to drive with a comfortable, roomy interior. Complaints include poor resale value and many problems with the transmission.


What's your take on the 1998 Mazda 626?

1998 Mazda 626 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1998 Mazda 626 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

1998 Mazda 626 vs:

    Have you driven a 1998 Mazda 626?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 1998 Mazda 626People researching a 1998 Mazda 626 contacted a dealer about


    Looking for a Used 626 in your area?

    CarGurus has 264 nationwide 626 listings starting at $1,950.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Mazda 626 Questions

    Left Turn Signal Indicator Stays On

    left turn signal indicator stays on. when left signal is used flashers come on

    13 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

    Does The 98 Mazda 626 Have A Inertia Switch And If So Where Is It Located A...

    40 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

    Mazda 626

    Car wont go over 35

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

    Starts And Idles But Will Not Throttle Up

    My 98 mazda 626 with a 2.0 liter engine will start and idle at 8 to 900 hunxred rpms bit will not take throttle

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)

    My 1998 Mazda 626lx Has White Smoke Upon Startup, 107,000 Miles. Could It B...

    Any suggestions

    29 views with 5 answers (last answer 10 months ago)