Updated Models

1997 Mazda Millenia
Millenia models receive a new headlight design for the 1997 model year, altering the appearance of the front-end.
1997 Mazda Protege
The styling of the Protege compact has been updated for 1997, featuring a revised front-end (new bumper, fenders, grille and headlights). On the inside the Protege receives a new instrument panel and door trim.

Mostly Unchanged

1997 Mazda 626
A limited edition LX model is offered this year with leather interior, two-tone paint, chromed wheel covers, and luxury features.
1997 Mazda B-Series
A 5-speed automatic is now available on the V-6 powered B4000 model.
1997 Mazda B-Series extended cab
1997 Mazda MPV
The All-Sport Package is now standard on 2WD ES and all 4WD models of the MPV. This package adds more aggressive sport utility-like trim pieces to the MPV mini-van.
1997 Mazda MX-5
A touring package is offered that features alloy wheels, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and power equipment.
1997 Mazda MX-6
The V-6 in the MX-6 sport coupe is upgraded to produce 164hp and 160lb-ft of torque.