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1995 Buick Riviera Review
A big, cozy American coupe.
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The 1995 Buick Riviera is one of the few large coupes available on the market. It’s not an overly attractive car, but it is priced competitively. The Buick Rivera seems to fall short of its competitors in several categories; however, it does deliver high-quality performance.
Engines: 3.8-liter V-6, 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Buick Riviera
Dual airbags and anti-lock brakes are now standard with optional traction control.
Alloy wheels, body-side moldings, and wheel well moldings are standard for the 1995 Buick Riviera. Other standard features include rocker panel extensions and tinted windows. Optional features include a front license plate bracket, power sunroof, door mirror memory, and a power antenna.
Automatic climate control and front dual-zone air-conditioning come standard. The standard audio system is an AM/FM/Cassette audio system. The driver and passenger seats are six-way powered with front and rear bench seats. Other standard features include power windows, a 12v DC power outlet, illuminated passenger vanity mirror, front reading lights, and tilt steering wheel. Retained accessory power is standard, which helps roll windows up and down when the engine is off. Standard storage features include an overhead storage console, illuminated glove box, and front and rear center armrests with storage.
Optional features include front bucket seats, heated front seats, memory seats, driver lumbar support, leather steering wheel trim, and leather upholstery. A CD player, steering wheel audio controls, day-night rearview mirror, illuminated driver vanity mirror, and full floor console are also available as optional features.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Buick Riviera comes with a 3.8-liter, 205-horsepower, V-6 engine and optional 225-horsepower V-6 with a four-speed automatic transmission.
The Riviera comes with an auto-leveling suspension, which contributes to a higher quality ride. A front anti-roll bar also comes standard and helps improve stability when cornering. Power steering and cruise control also come standard. Traction control is available as an option, which might be considered by driver’s who frequently drive over uneven or irregular terrain.
Dual front impact airbags and anti-lock brakes are standard along with an under hood light, rear window defroster, systems monitor, power door locks, keyless entry system, and ignition disable. The driver is also warned when the lights are left on, keys are left in the ignition and turn signal is left on. Optional features include fully automatic headlights, cornering lights, and a security system.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Air conditioning
- Cruise Control
- Power seats
You Won't Like
- Lack of transmission choices
- No lumbar support available for passenger
A big, cozy American coupe.
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