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1995 Cadillac Deville Review
Not your grandparents’ Cadillac.
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The 1995 Cadillac DeVille is full-size sedan manufactured by General Motors. The first car to use the DeVille name was the 1949 Coupe De Ville, which was a high-end trim level of the Series 62 luxury coupe. The name is from the French phrase ?de la ville,? which means ?of the town.?
The 1995 Cadillac DeVille is part of the seventh generation, which began in 1992 when the car was redesigned both externally and internally. This generation retained some of the styling cues of the previous generation, but it was also notably curvier.
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8, 4.9-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Cadillac DeVille, Cadillac DeVille Concours
The 1995 Cadillac DeVille gets a traction control system that can be switched off at any time. The headlights have a new system that automatically switches on when the windshield wiper is activated. The Concours, in particular, gets chrome wheels as an option and a garage door opener as a standard feature. The base model also gets the garage door opener as an option.
The 1995 Cadillac DeVille uses General Motors’ K-body platform. The body was redesigned last year, but the wheelbase remains unaltered at 113.8 inches. The length of the car is 209.7 inches, and its width is 76.5 inches with a height of 56.4 inches.
The 1995 Cadillac DeVille is spacious enough to easily accommodate six passengers, and it also gets dual airbags. The dashboard design is based off the Seville, which means that the climate controls are to the right of the steering wheel and in a position that is hard to see or reach. The trunk is quite spacious with its wide and flat floor, and it opens at bumper level for greater convenience.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Cadillac DeVille uses a 4.9-liter, V-8 engine that delivers 200 horsepower. Another dual-overhead cam 4.6-liter, Northstar V-8 engine is also available, delivering 275 horsepower. Both engines come only with a four-speed automatic transmission. The base model offers impressive acceleration and brisk passing power, but the best performer is the Concours. The 4.9-liter engine offers plenty of power, and the Northstar V-8 engine offers a surprisingly decent amount of power. The Concours can actually be compared to some current sports sedans in terms of performance. Moreover, the automatic transmission is one of the best in the automotive market today. The shifts are smooth, quick, and timely. On the other hand, the fuel economy is quite low for both models.
The 1995 Cadillac DeVille uses a relatively stiff structure and engine mount, which means that it can afford to soften up its suspension for greater comfort without compromising on too much of its handling. The result is a quieter ride than previous models. For those looking for a more stable ride and less body lean in turns, the Road Sensing Suspension system is a good option. It may not be very agile, but it handles reasonably well for a car in its class.
The 1995 Cadillac DeVille got a four-star rating for passenger and driver safety during frontal impact tests conducted by the NHTSA.
EPA Fuel Economy
Cadillac DeVille 4.9-liter: 14/24 mpg city/highway
- Powerful performance
- Spacious interior
- Traction control feature
- Quiet and refined
You Won't Like
- Poor fuel economy
- Confusing climate controls
Not your grandparents’ Cadillac.
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