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1997 Mazda 626
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4-Door Sedan Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 23 31 $14,481 $15,695
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 26 34 $14,481 $15,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 23 31 $16,774 $18,595
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 26 34 $16,774 $18,595
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 20 26 $18,666 $20,695
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual LX 21 26 $18,666 $20,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 20 26 $21,396 $23,995
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 21 26 $21,396 $23,995
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $16,722 $17,885
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $17,586 $19,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,481
$16,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,695
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97 101.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x 1.46 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.16 x 0.94 10.3 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R14 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2828 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.62 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4500 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L82
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 5500 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.889 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.310 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.571 1.57
Trans Order Code
AT1 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.770 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.698 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Mazda 626 Buick Century
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Twin Links MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 0.472
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/A-Arms Lower control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Tri-Link w/

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