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1997 Mazda MPV Minivan

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Mazda MPV Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 155 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Mazda MPV

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    4-door design, 7-passenger wagon, available four-wheel drive

  • Cons

    Overweight, underpowered, overpriced, SUV-wannabe styling

  • What's New for 1997

    Four-wheel ABS is standard across the board, and all but the LX 2WD model are dressed in goofy All-Sport exterior trim.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best minisuv/van

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan 4WD

Great vehicle. Mazda had a great thing going, and now suvs became this type of vehicle. Wish they never changed the design, or change back and put in newer components and engines. This is a great style. Rear seats don't have much leg room, but when your kids start to get cramped back there, it means soon enough they won't want to be in the same car with you anyway, LOL. So good, I have been looking for another one and getting rid of my car.



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1997 mazda mpv 4wd

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan 4WD

I have had a Toyota Land Cruiser, and compared to that it is agile and very fuel efficient. I used to get 8 MPG in city and 13 Mpg in highway with the Land Cruiser. The 4X4 MPV gets 14 MPG in city and 21 Highway. I have climbed off road areas that my brother with a 4WD Suburban could not keep up. Thanks to MPV's differential lock. This SUV/MINIVAN was never tasted good to car magazines' subjective taste without objective reasons. It is an outstanding low priced 4 wheel drive van with 4 doors.



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Full 1997 Mazda MPV Review

What's New for 1997

Four-wheel ABS is standard across the board, and all but the LX 2WD model are dressed in goofy All-Sport exterior trim.

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Talk About The 1997 MPV

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cruiser88
cruiser88
12-11-2007
Hello, wife and I bought a 1997 Mazda MVP 4 wheel drive with lockers a few months ago....


mgrunze
mgrunze
12-03-2004
I have had many instances of my Mazda MPV 1997 model not being able to start. Have had to have it towed in several times and by the time it got to the garage it started just fine. Have replaced ever...


drdrevans
drdrevans
07-06-2001
Rutger, Lord, you need to chill out. The MPV is a great car. IF you paid, say, $3,000 less for it than you would have for a Sienna, that's about $60/month in payments (on a 5-year loan, assuming tha...



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