1997 Toyota Tercel Review | Edmunds.com

1997 Toyota Tercel

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
ADVERTISEMENT
Toyota Tercel Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 93 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Toyota Tercel

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Toyota dependability, BMW 3-Series knock-off sheetmetal

  • Cons

    Feels about as substantial as a canoe in a hurricane, weak engine

  • What's New for 1997

    Standard and DX trim levels are shelved in favor of CE trim for all Tercels. All models have upgraded cloth trim, new rotary heater controls, a trip odometer and a storage console. New wheel covers adorn standard 14-inch wheels.

ADVERTISEMENT
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
/
  • 35
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Flawless

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel Limited Edition 2dr Coupe

I bought this car used in 2008, and it has been outstanding. It was driven from Florida to San Antonio, where I bought it and then driven back to FT. Benning, GA. I travel a lot and have already put 24,000 miles on it. Besides having excellent gas mileage it is very durable and dependable. I hit a deer doing 45 mph and still drove the car home without any damage to the engine. I only had to replace the hood and driver's side headlight. I have no doubt that this car would make a long trip at any given time. Toyotas have always been good products.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The best 2 person car

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel Limited Edition 2dr Coupe

An exceptional car with amazing performance and reliability. The controls are easy to use.




Its not a bad first

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel Limited Edition 2dr Coupe

I thinkt hat if a car can last through a highschoolers driving performance, thenit must be a good car. The only problems I have had with this car is that it can be a bit noisy when it idles. Otherwise, it drives quite well/comfortably (for what it is) and especially for the price. I woudl suggest a car like this for any new driver!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Blackhawk tercel

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Tercel Limited Edition 2dr Coupe

Great car. Nothing fancy - but reliable and inexpensive to maintain. Not for a taller or larger person - but great for a first or second car.



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Full 1997 Toyota Tercel Review

What's New for 1997

Standard and DX trim levels are shelved in favor of CE trim for all Tercels. All models have upgraded cloth trim, new rotary heater controls, a trip odometer and a storage console. New wheel covers adorn standard 14-inch wheels.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Talk About The 1997 Tercel

1997 Toyota Tercel Discussions See all Started By

nimrod99
nimrod99
09-03-2007
Tercel 1990-1998 4 Cylinder Belt...


vicarouza
vicarouza
04-11-2002
a 1998 Toyota Corolla (bought it brand new in April 1998) - I don't recall feeling anything like this (in fact THAT car was drumtight with not a single problem), I've owned a 1997 Toyota Tercel which ...


I've owned a 1981 Starlet and a 1997 Tercel and I can't wait until I can get rid of my current car (2002 Suzuki Aerio SX) so I can buy a new Yaris 3 door liftback. It'll be as close to my old Starlet...



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific