1998 Mazda 626 Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $16,000
5 national listings
Airbags Dual front airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $16,000 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 125 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$16,000
Invoice$14,021

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
30MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

2.0L 125 hp I4
Power 125 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length186.8 in
Width69.3 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.2 cu ft
The DX is the base model of the 1995 Mazda 626. Its features were spare, which kept the car affordable. The engine was a 2.0-liter, 125-horsepower four cylinder. Fuel economy was about ... Read More
The DX is the base model of the 1995 Mazda 626. Its features were spare, which kept the car affordable. The engine was a 2.0-liter, 125-horsepower four cylinder. Fuel economy was about 23/31.
1998 626 DX owners either love it or hate it. Those who love it usually own a manual. They say the car is comfortable, good looking, and is very reliable. Those who dislike the car usually own the automatic, which has caused many drivers seemingly unending problems, resulting in a lot of unhappy customers.
Original MSRP: $18,100
6 national listings
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · 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 $18,100 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 125 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,100
Invoice$15,909

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
30MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG 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, CD Player

Engine

2.0L 125 hp I4
Power 125 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 127 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length186.8 in
Width69.3 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.2 cu ft
The 1998 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 1998 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, 125 horsepower four cylinder. Fuel economy is about 23/31.
Those who bought the 1998 626 LX with a manual transmission speak highly of the car, saying they are well made, look good, and are enjoyable to drive. Those who have an automatic transmission feel differently, often reciting a litany of complaints, including multiple transmission repairs.
Original MSRP: $21,115
2 national listings
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $21,115 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,115
Invoice$18,619

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG 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/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 170 hp V6
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length186.8 in
Width69.3 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.2 cu ft
The 1998 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 1998 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 170 horsepower.
Most owners are very enthusiastic about this car, saying it is fun to drive, looks good, and is very comfortable. Some owners seem to have one problem after another, including head gasket, paint, and transmission problems, and these are the ones that do not recommend the car.
Original MSRP: $23,690
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Single disc in-Dash CD · Bose premium brand · 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
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $23,690 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 170 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,690
Invoice$20,933

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG 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, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 170 hp V6
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase105.1 in
Length186.8 in
Width69.3 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.2 cu ft
The 1998 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 170 ho... Read More
The 1998 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 170 horsepower. Fuel economy is about 20/26.
Drivers who bought the manual love the car, saying it is very reliable, fun to drive, and comfortable. Those who bought the automatic tell a different story, citing multiple transmission replacements and other smaller problems as reasons why they don't like the car.