Used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH

1997 Honda Prelude

1997 Highlights

The Prelude is totally redesigned for 1997. A base model is available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox, but the top-of-the-line Type SH model, featuring Honda's new Active Torque Transfer System, can only be had as a manual. Both the base and Type SH Preludes feature last year's VTEC engine which produces 195 horsepower for 1997.


  • A fresh new look, lots of power, and more luggage space than last year's model.


  • Limited headroom. The interior is less exciting than the one found in a 1987 Accord.

Read full review

Used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH for Sale

Honda Prelude 1997 2dr Coupe 256,900 miles
Used 1997Honda PreludeBase
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
Honda Prelude 1997 2dr Coupe 177,856 miles
Used 1997Honda PreludeBase
Est.Loan: $71/mo
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away

Get more for
your trade-in

  • Edmunds shoppers save money with a valuation on their trade-in
  • Receive offers from our dealer partners fast
See Your car's value
Vehicle Photo

Features & Specs

Type SH 2dr Coupe
Transmission5-speed manual
Horsepower195 hp @ 7000 rpm


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1997 Honda Prelude


Consumer Rating

Write a consumer review of your vehicle for a chance to WIN $100!
Excelent performance vehicle
I bought this car used from a dealership. I hunted this car for 3 months and was actually on my way to Delaware(from NJ) when I saw it. The performance you get for the money paid is excelent. I drove it on highways, cities, mountains, in any conditions possible including a blizzard and it never failed me.
1997 Type SH
I purchased my type SH new in 1997. I just put a new clutch in at 239,500 or so miles. The interior is like new. I need to address some very minor rust on rear wheel wells and that is all. I had to extend my clutch petal by an inch or so to make the car more comfortable. Other than that I love this car. It is so comfortable and fun to drive and gets 26 MPG at very aggressive driving speeds. If you can find one that has been taken care of buy it.
Nothing comes close
I bought my SH brand new and basically drove the wheels off of it. It is by far, the best handling vehicle I have ever driven. It was more than enough power and the engine is a true gem. The drive train is refined and a step above anything in the Honda lineup even till this day. The Acura TSX/RSX comes close but I still prefer the Prelude overall. I sold it with over 300K and have regretted it ever since. I am currently looking for another one! If you have a chance to pick one up..just do it.
Used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH Overview

The Used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH is offered in the following styles: , and Type SH 2dr Coupe.

What's a good price on a Used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH?

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SHES are available in my area?

Used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH Listings and Inventory

Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1997 Honda Prelude Type SH for sale near you.