Compare 1997 Mazda MPV vs 1997 Mercury Villager

1997 Mazda MPV
1997 Mercury Villager
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4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LX 16 22 $20,834 $23,095
4-Door ES 16 22 $23,807 $26,395
4-Door 4WD LX 15 19 $24,258 $26,895
4-Door 4WD ES 15 19 $26,060 $28,895
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3-Door GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door GS 17 23 $18,299 $20,215
3-Door LS 17 23 $22,585 $25,085
3-Door Nautica 17 23 $24,174 $26,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,834
$18,299
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,095
$20,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 62.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 39.9
Third Head Room (in)
36.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
135 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 62.1
Third Leg Room (in)
34.2 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.7
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 190.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
79.4 50.9
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
23.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
36.3 41.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 84.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
172.3 126.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.1 10.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
72.4 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.9 46.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.6 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 39.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.3 17.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/75R15 T125/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T70
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/75R15 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T70
Front Tire Size
P195/75R15 P205/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2600 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
390 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4730 3871
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 11.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4000 174 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 991
Displacement
3.0L/180.3 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5000 151 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 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)
2.27 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA 44P
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.86
Summary
Body Style
4dr LX 3 Door GS
Vehicle Name
Mazda MPV Mercury Villager Wgn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Leaf Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
Indep w/Struts, MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 31.8
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link live axle, Hotchkiss

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