1997 Toyota Supra

  • 1997 Toyota Supra Base Liftback

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      3.0L I6
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  • 1997 Toyota Supra Sport Liftback

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1997 Toyota Supra Review

A highly coveted sports car and a classic keeper.

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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.


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.


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.


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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