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1997 Subaru SVX Coupe

 
 

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Subaru SVX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Subaru SVX

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    All-wheel drive, distinctive styling, one of few luxury sports coupes left on market, great handling

  • Cons

    Distinctive styling, average acceleration for this class

  • What's New for 1997

    A body-color grille debuts, along with P215/55VR16 tires.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


Nice looking car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Subaru SVX LSi 2dr Coupe AWD

I have owned 2 SVX's, and they look awesome, but I will not own another one because on both of these cars, the transmission went out, and it's EXTREMELY expensive to fix it. I found out that this transmission problem is typical on these cars...what a shame. If I had an Art Gallery, I'd have this car there...as long as it's not driven; it just looks good, but that's where it ends.




I own two svx's

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Vehicle: 1997 Subaru SVX LSi 2dr Coupe AWD

Buy and hold. These cars will put my grandkids through college and they are fun to drive. Only 640 97's sold in the US.




Best car

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Vehicle: 1997 Subaru SVX LSi 2dr Coupe AWD

This is the second SVX I have owned, and it is a total shame that Subaru stopped making this car. It has been excellent in every way. It has had no service needs other than scheduled service, is incredibly powerful and is great for merging onto the highways, yet for such power gets good gas mileage about 26.5 on the highway and 23.5 in town. I will never sell the car, I intend to keep it as a fun toy and hope that as it ages I can get parts. It handles like a dream and makes me feel safe on the road. It is best for smaller people, tall ones feel slightly cramped for head height but not leg room. If you can get your hands on a used one, you will never let it go.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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Full 1997 Subaru SVX Review

What's New for 1997

A body-color grille debuts, along with P215/55VR16 tires.

Talk About The 1997 SVX

1997 Subaru SVX Discussions See all Started By

paisan
paisan
12-07-2000
cars: 2000 OB, 1997 OB, 1997 Legacy, 88 XT6, 92 SVX, guess which plowed through 2 feet of snow in the adirondacks?...


hypov
hypov
03-05-2002
Subaru SVX - Popular Science "Best of What's New"...


ateixeira
ateixeira
09-16-2002
OBD2 was mandated in 1997 IIRC, so I doubt the SVX was affected now that I think about it. That may have been why they made 1997 the last year, in fact....