Mazda
MX-5 Miata
1997
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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$19,125
Invoice *
$17,248
Engine
1.8L I-4 133 HP 114.0 ft.lbs. @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
23.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
29.1 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/50,000
Engine
1.8L I-4 133 HP 114.0 ft.lbs. @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
65 amp
Battery
32 amp
Axle Ratio
4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
12.7 gal.
Exhaust
partial stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential

Steering and Suspension

Ride
sport
Front Suspension
double wishbone
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
brand name
Rear Suspension
independent double wishbone
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Rear Shocks
brand name
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
14.0 " painted styled steel / 15.0 " silver forged aluminum
Front Tires
P185/60HR14.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Seat Trim
cloth / leather
Door Trim
vinyl
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Insert
simulated wood
Dashboard Trim
leather

Comfort and Conveniences

Convertible Roof
manual / manual with hard top
Vanity Mirrors
passenger
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
dome light
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Seatback Storage
1
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single / 6-disc
Speakers
2 / 4 / 4 performance
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
fixed / power retractable
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
manual
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
mechanical
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical
Fuel Filler Door Release
fuel filler door release
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
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
manual / power
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
3.6 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
155.4 "
Exterior Width
66.0 "
Exterior Height
48.2 "
Wheelbase
89 "
Front Tread
56 "
Rear Tread
56 "
Turning Radius
15.1 '
Curb Weight
2,293 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.38
Front Legroom
42.7 "
Front Headroom
37.1 "
Front Hiproom
43.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
50.4 "
Passenger Volume
46 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
3.6 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front and rear
Rear Spoiler
lip / wing
Trunk Rack
black
Bumpers
body-colored
Paint
monotone / monotone with badging / monotone with stripe
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/50,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/50,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 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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