Key facts

1997 Toyota Prius NHW10 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4275 mm
How heavy?
1240 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1497 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
58 PS / 57 bhp / 43 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
102 Nm / 75 / 10.4 kgm @ 4000 rpm


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1997 Toyota Prius technical specifications


Toyota Prius is an automobile that has a 5 door hatchback body style with a front mounted engine powering the front wheels.
The Toyota Prius is one of the NHW10 range of cars from Toyota.
The 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.5 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 57 bhp (58 PS/43 kW) at 4000 rpm and 102 Nm (75 lbft/10.4 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels via a continuously variable transmission.
It weighs a claimed 1240 kg at the kerb.
1997 Toyota Prius data
1997 Toyota Prius NHW10 data
Applicable to the Japanese (JDM) domestic market(s).
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2550 100.4
Track/tread (front) 1475 58.1
Track/tread (rear) 1480 58.3
Length 4275 168.3
Width 1675 65.9
Height 1490 58.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1240 kg 2734 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Toyota
Engine code 1NZ-FE
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1497 cc
(91.353 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 84.7 mm
2.95 × 3.33 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
58 PS (57 bhp) (43 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
38.1 bhp/litre
0.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
102 Nm (75 ft·lb) (10.4 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
68.14 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 13.5:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 856.2 kPa (124.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 374.25 cc
Aspiration Normal Atkinson cycle
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Hybrid drivetrain
Secondary motor type Permanent magnet with nickel-metal hydride batteries
Secondary power 40.0 PS (39.5 bhp, 29.4 kW)
Secondary torque 305.0 Nm (225 ft·lb, 31 kgm) @ 0 rpm
Maximum system output
Maximum system torque
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 46.61 PS/g
34.28 kW/g
45.97 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 29.17 kg/kW
48.73 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S Regenerative
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox continuously variable transmission
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID230824
Production total
Model code
Model family NHW10
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1997 Toyota Prius added 2011-01-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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