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1997 Chevrolet Corvette Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Chevrolet Corvette specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Chevrolet Corvette warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$37,495
Invoice *
$32,808
Engine
5.7L V-8 345 HP 350.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD / 6-spd man w/OD
Fuel Economy City
17.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
25.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
5.7L V-8 345 HP 350.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD / 6-spd man w/OD
Axle Ratio
2.73 / 3.42 / 3.15
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
19.1 gal.
Exhaust
dual stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Traction Control
ABS & driveline

Steering and Suspension

Ride Control
driver controlled
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar / heavy duty
Front Springs
leaf / heavy duty leaf
Rear Suspension
independent multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar / heavy duty
Rear Springs
leaf / heavy duty leaf
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear
Front Tires
P245/45ZR17.0BSW performance AS
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
275/40R18.0

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
bucket / sport
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (4-way power) / 10-way (4-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way power) / 10-way
Seat Trim
leather
Door Trim
leatherette
Headliner
front cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Trim
leather

Comfort and Conveniences

Sunroof
manual
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
dome light
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Interior Concealed Storage
interior concealed storage
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
plastic
Cargo Cover
rigid
Cargo Net
cargo net
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual / dual zone front
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Radio
premium AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single / trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc
Speakers
6 brand
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
window grid
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
keyfob
Remote Fuel Flap Release
power
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Trip Computer
trip computer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt sport
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver and passenger
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Panic Alarm
panic alarm
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
25.0 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
179.8 "
Exterior Width
73.6 "
Exterior Height
47.7 "
Wheelbase
105 "
Front Tread
62 "
Rear Tread
62 "
Turning Radius
19.3 '
Curb Weight
3,217 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.33
Front Legroom
42.7 "
Front Headroom
37.9 "
Front Hiproom
54.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.3 "
Interior Cargo Volume
25.0 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
25.0 cu.ft.

Exterior Features

Bumpers
body-colored
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 Chevrolet Corvette safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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