Mazda 626 1997 Hatchback

This generation of Mazda 626 has been produced from July, 1997 to December, 1999. We can provide information about 6 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Mazda is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 2.0 litres and power of from 90 to 136 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.0 litres and power of 100 HP. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Mazda 626 1997 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.6 to 8.9 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 5.2 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Mazda 626 1997 hatchback petrol engine version is Mazda 626 1.8i, consuming 7.6 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Mazda 626 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 10 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +5% for petrol engines and +15% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Mazda 626 modification.

Mazda 626 1997 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 181 to 213 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 152 grams per kilometer. From Mazda 626 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Mazda 626 1.8i which produces an average of 181 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9.6 seconds has Mazda 626 2.0iHP version, conversely the tardiest one is Mazda 626 1.8i reaching this speed only in 12.6 seconds. The maximum top speed is 208 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 136 hp version (Mazda 626 2.0iHP).

Lenght of Mazda 626 is 458 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Mazda 626 is about 2 cm longer than Ford Mondeo hatchback, but 2 cm shorter than Opel Vectra. Mazda 626 gross weight is from 1680 to 1770 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Mazda 626 trunk space is 502 litres.

This Mazda is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 900 $. According to user reviews, average Mazda 626 repair costs are 120 $ per year. Users calculated Mazda 626 1997 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2000 € cost per year and 0.14 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 64%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Mazda 626 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Mazda 626 prices and costs.

In user reviews Mazda 626 received average grade 6.7 (from 10) which is lower than average mark for similar aged cars (7.6). Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 70% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Mazda 626 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Mazda 626 1997 1.8i

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.8 Petrol 90 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Mazda 626 1997 2.0i 2.0 Petrol 115 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Mazda 626 1997 2.0i Automatic 2.0 Petrol 115 HP 8.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Mazda 626 1997 2.0iHP

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds
Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 136 HP 8.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Mazda 626 1997 2.0iHP Automatic

Most powerfull petrol version (136 HP)

2.0 Petrol 136 HP 8.9 l/100km Automatic (4)
Mazda 626 1998 2.0 DiTD Jun 1998 — Dec 1999 2.0 Diesel 100 HP 5.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Mazda 626 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Mazda 626 prices

Mazda 626 1997 - 1999 hatchback price in Latvia is from 550 $ to 1200 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mazda 626 price is above average - Mazda 626 is approximately for 14 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1997 - 1999 prices). Mazda 626 high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Mazda could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Mazda 626 1997 price 550 $ 900 $ 1200 $

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Mazda 626 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Mazda 626 reliability is average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2011 defects were detected in an average of 25.8 percent of Mazda 626 of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26%.

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Mazda 626 1997 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Mazda 626 with corresponding feature (option)

Adjustable steering wheel
65%
Conditioning
63%
Metallic paint
56%
Climate control
31%
Cruise control
20%
Sunroof
11%

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Mazda 626 reviews

Total 19 Mazda 626 owner reviews

Mazda 626 1997 Hatchback Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 20 years) Owned for:25`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total car rating:
2
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