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1997 Plymouth Breeze

  • 1997 Plymouth Breeze Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      37
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      132/129
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,825
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1997 Plymouth Breeze Review

A reasonable buy for undemanding commuters.

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Overview

The 1997 Plymouth Breeze is an entry-level sedan. Despite the low class ranking, the Plymouth Breeze is comfortably spacious and very satisfying to drive. Previous drivers often compliment the handling. However, its small, two-liter engine that’s married with the automatic transmission do not allow for easy merging onto highways at high speeds or passing on two-lane roads. Although it has never been known for power, the Plymouth Breeze makes up for its shortcomings with efficiency.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.0-liter I-4, 2.4-liter I-4
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Plymouth Breeze

What's New

The 1997 Plymouth Breeze comes with new, more expensive luxury features than in previous years. New features include an in-dash CD changer, other audio system improvements, improved heater ducts for the rear passengers, and a redesigned center console.

Exterior

The 1997 Plymouth Breeze's exterior rearview mirrors are remotely power adjustable. A rear window defroster is available for the removal of fog or frost in humid or icy driving conditions. The wheels are 14 inches and can fit a variety of tires. A keyless entry system is available as an option, as are alloy wheels to replace the standard steel wheels. The tinted glass provides extra privacy to the driver and passengers.

Interior

The 1997 Plymouth Breeze comes with an extremely roomy interior with front bucket seats and the rear bench style seats. The seat upholstery is cloth without an option for leather trim. A newly designed, larger and nicer looking center console is available to store maps and other road gear. Other standard features include a tilt steering wheel and air-conditioning with improved ducts for the rear of the cabin. The audio system has six speakers, and a CD player is available as an extra. The remote power mirrors can be heated for an additional cost.

Performance & Handling

The 1997 Plymouth Breeze takes the same two-liter, four-cylinder engine used in the Neon. It can generate up to 132 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. But the optional four-speed automatic transmission combination leaves much to be desired. Acceleration doesn't make the cut on the highway when compared to its competitors. The manual transmission, on the other hand, comes standard. Both transmissions have great drivability and nice handling.

Safety

The 1997 Plymouth Breeze comes with driver and passenger front airbags and power brakes as standard features. An integrated child seat is available as an option.

EPA Fuel Economy

Plymouth Breeze: 23/34 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious interior
  • Good drivability
  • Affordable pricing

You Won't Like

  • Lacks power
  • Disappointing two-liter engine with the automatic transmission
  • Seating upholstery is stiff

Sum Up

A reasonable buy for undemanding commuters.

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