1997 Toyota Celica

  • 1997 Toyota Celica GT Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      130/145
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $24,438
  • 1997 Toyota Celica GT Liftback
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      130/145
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $24,438
  • 1997 Toyota Celica ST Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      105/117
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,178
  • 1997 Toyota Celica ST Liftback
    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      105/117
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,178
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1997 Toyota Celica Review

A great car for the young and the young at heart.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1997 Toyota Celica serves as a tamer version of its earlier models. Other than the incorrectly proportioned spoiler and headlights, this year’s model looks spiffy. Compared to its exterior, the interior design is very attractive, functional, and user friendly. The seats provide ample support with soft and thick fabric, and this model comes standard with four disc brakes and optional anti-lock brakes.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, convertible, hatchback
Engines: 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 2.2-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Toyota Celica GT Convertible, Toyota Celica GT Limited Edition, Toyota Celica ST, Toyota Celica ST Hatchback, Toyota Celica ST Limited Edition Hatchback, and Toyota Celica GT Hatchback

What's New

Toyota scraps the Celica GT Coupe model in 1997. Vehicles that come with the black sport interior now offer the new Fiesta Blue Metallic color option.

Exterior

Tinted glass provides and more sophisticated look as well as the right amount of privacy. Fog lights provide the perfect visibility aide in the thickest fog. Fifteen-inch wheels make the perfect accessory for the sporty and efficient 1997 Toyota Celica. This car comes available in white, Sunburst Pearl, Renaissance Red, black, Alpine Silver Metallic, Topaz Metallic, two different blue metallic options, turquoise pearl, and Blue Slate Metallic.

Interior

The 1997 Toyota Celica has a spacious interior with nearly 69 inches of width, 51 inches of height, and 177 inches of length. Cloth seating provides a comfortable driving and riding experience. The power steering, remote trunk release, tilt steering wheel, and power windows all contribute to a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Performance & Handling

All models of the 1997 Toyota Celica provide an instant response when braking, steering, and turning. The 1.8-liter and the 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engines provide fuel efficiency while still delivering ample power for safe maneuvering and pleasurable driving. Turns get accomplished easily with no negative feedback, while straightaway acceleration provides smooth cruising.

Safety

The 1997 Toyota Celica features a decent array of safety features, including driver and passenger front airbags. Fog lights improve visibility. A four-wheel anti-lock braking system provides the highest quality and easiest way to stop the car.

EPA Fuel Economy

Toyota Celica GT Convertible: 19/26 mpg city/highway
Toyota Celica GT Limited Edition: 19/26 mpg city/highway
Toyota Celica ST: 25/32 mpg city/highway
Toyota Celica ST Hatchback: 25/32 mpg city/highway
Toyota Celica ST Limited Edition Hatchback: 25/32 mpg city/highway
Toyota Celica GT Hatchback: 19/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Rock-solid Toyota dependability
  • A pleasure to drive to work and on the weekends
  • A fuel sipper

You Won't Like

  • Less than cool style
  • High price tag

Sum Up

A great car for the young and the young at heart.

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