(4.7) 7 reviews
MSRP: $4$4,288
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 29-33
Engine: 92-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Mazda Protege


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It has been said that "Good things come in small packages." Whoever coined that phrase could well have been thinking of the 1997 Mazda Protege.As an award-winning compact sport sedan with previous models, the '97 Protege advances with new styling and a revised interior designed to be even more user friendly than in the past.As Mazda's zippy little four-door, the Protege combines hig... Read full review for the 1997 Mazda Protege

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Perfect for Me-I Miss it!

by Protege Princess from Hixson, TN on July 17, 2010

Bought this car off the showroom. Had the right amount of zip & room. The back seat fold down was a great feature. Hood was low enough to see over; same for the back window. Great style, with just the... Read Full Review

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