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1997 Toyota Supra

  • 1997 Toyota Supra Base Liftback

    Base Liftback

    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      220/210
    • ENGINE
      3.0L I6
    • MSRP
      $30,400
  • 1997 Toyota Supra Sport Liftback

    Sport Liftback

    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      220/210
    • ENGINE
      3.0L I6
    • MSRP
      $34,900
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1997 Toyota Supra Review

A highly coveted sports car and a classic keeper.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

Manufactured for the U.S. market from 1979 to 2002, the 1997 Toyota Supra classifies as a sports car with grand tour styling derived from the Celica. An iconic model, it has appeared in numerous media venues and marks a coveted buy, since the brand no longer produces it. The turbo models show a recent price drop as well. However, despite this price drop, it features added equipment enhancements such as leather seats and a cassette and CD player.

An attractive and sleek model, the Supra nevertheless has a bug-eyed front end that looks somewhat disconcerting. The rear also has some clunky touches with its oversized taillights and rear fascia, a definite “look at me? touch.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Toyota Supra

What's New

The 1997 Toyota Supra adds leather seats, noise-deadening material, and a new CD/Cassette/AM/FM stereo system. The 1997 Supra’s price has been reduced for 1997. Additions include a rear spoiler, special badging, and a premium sound system, which make the Supra an irresistible package.

Exterior

The Supra features power brakes, a rear window defroster, 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, power windows, a rear window wiper, and a rear spoiler.

Optional features for the 1997 Toyota Supra include keyless entry and a Targa Top on solid models. It has a height of 49.8 inches, a width of 49.8 of inches, a length of 177.8 inches, and a curb weight of 3210 pounds.

Interior

The interior offers 37.5 inches of headroom, 43.8 inches of shoulder room, and 32.9 inches of legroom. Features for the 1997 Toyota Supra include air-conditioning, bucket seats, power brakes, driver and passenger front airbags, an anti-theft alarm system, power steering, and a tilt steering wheel. Optional features include leather seats, a CD changer, and a power driver’s seat.

Performance & Handling

The Supra’s cornering, maneuvering, and handling abilities seem spectacular; the 1997 Toyota Supra definitely offers a driving experience. Most consumers remark favorably on its durability (some still have theirs more than a decade after purchase). The cruising noise, according to some customers, gets quite loud. Reliable and flawless in meeting sports car expectations, the Supra definitely provides a deluxe performance machine.

Safety

The 1997 Toyota Supra offers driver and passenger airbags to go along with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, fog lights, and an anti-theft alarm system.

EPA Fuel Economy

Toyota Supra five-speed manual: 16/22 mpg city/highway
Toyota Supra twin-turbo five-speed manual: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Great acceleration and handling
  • Sporty and classic look and shape
  • Attractive compact design

You Won't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Sticker price

Sum Up

A highly coveted sports car and a classic keeper.

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