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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.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (9 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A very reliable vehicle

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Vehicle: 1997 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan

We've owned our '97 MPV since it was new. It's been a very reliable vehicle, and we've had no major tranny, engine or front-end repairs in almost 12 years (but we do follow the service manual). It can hold a lot of stuff, and makes for an excellent passenger and moving van. The only negatives are its weight, which leads to mediocre fuel economy and premature tire wear. Strange lean to the right as well, which I've noticed on other MPV's. A very solid machine that's taken a fair bit of abuse and kept on driving smoothly.




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.



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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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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