The 1997 Honda Accord is a vehicle that might look fairly unimpressive, especially on paper; however, it's very deceptive in that regard. It's intelligently designed to get the most out of a surprisingly small amount of features and standard equipment. For example, the 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine is actually quite powerful and capable of propelling it quite quickly. While it might not have a robust optional features list, it covers all of the basics and the more popular luxury features.
The 1997 Honda Accord is a good choice for drivers looking for a good value in a passenger vehicle. The price tag is quite low for what it delivers, especially when it comes to performance. There are more impressive vehicles on the market, but, for the price, few can really tangle with it and still hold its own.
Body Styles: sedan, coupe, wagon
Engines: 2.2-liter four-cylinder, 2.7-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Honda Accord DX, Honda Accord EX, Honda Accord Special Edition, Honda Accord EX V6, Honda Accord LX, Honda Accord LX V6, Honda Accord Value
The 1997 Honda Accord LX no longer comes with standard anti-lock brakes, and the EX coupe is no longer available with leather seats. The reason for the lack of improvements is an upcoming redesign in 1998.
The 1997 Honda Accord is a fairly typical passenger vehicle for both body designs, measuring at 185.6 inches long for the coupe and 188.4 inches for the sedan and wagon. Every model is available as a sedan, and the LX, Special Edition, and EX is available as a coupe. The LX and EX are also available as a wagon. Optional features include alloy wheels.
The 1997 Accord DX is fairly underwhelming with standard equipment only covering the AM/FM radio and cassette player. However, the LX quickly improves the over the DX by adding cruise control, air-conditioning, power doors, power locks, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. The EX adds a power moonroof, and anti-theft alarm system to the standard features. Leather seating and a power driver’s seat are available as optional features.
Performance & Handling
The 1997 Honda Accord has good performance that holds up well against the competition. The 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine is capable of delivering 145 horsepower, which allows quick acceleration, especially considering that four-cylinder engines tend to be underpowered. The 2.7-liter six-cylinder engine in the V-6 models delivers 170 hp, further improving the acceleration. The handling and turning are also very good, making it a perky and agile vehicle to operate.
The 1997 Honda Accord get dual-front airbags as a standard feature on all models. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard on the EX.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Accord 2.2-liter four-cylinder: 21/28 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord 2.7-liter six-cylinder: 17/23 mpg city/highway
- Sedan, wagon, and coupe options
- Low price tag
- Overall high quality
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