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1995 Chevrolet Beretta Review
A lot to offer in its class.
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The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta is a front-wheel-drive coupe manufactured by General Motors. It was introduced in 1988 and designed in its Exterior Studio 3, which is the same studio where the Camaro and Corvette were designed.
The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta was built at GM’s assembly plants in Delaware and New Jersey. The model name may bring to mind the famous Italian gun manufacturer, which sued GM and settled the dispute out of court right in 1989.
Engines: 2.2-liter I-4, 3.2-liter V-6
Transmissions: three-speed automatic, four-speed automatic, five-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet Beretta Z26, Chevrolet Beretta
The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta gets daytime running lights and discontinues the classic Quad-four engine. The V-6 loses some of its power, but both engines get platinum-tipped spark plugs for a longer life.
The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta is based on GM’s L-body platform, which it shares its style with the Corsica and Pontiac Tempest. It has a fairly conventional design, albeit with a rather odd-looking front fascia, and the wheelbase is 103.4 inches, which gives a total length of 187 inches. It's height is 53.2 inches with a width of 67.9 inches.
The interior of the 1995 Chevrolet Beretta is spacious as the front seats are comfort, supportive, and boast of adequate headroom and legroom. The rear seats are just about passable when it comes to legroom and headroom. It can accommodate two adults of average stature without too many complaints but only for a short while. As with most other sedans, it's difficult to get in and out of the rear seat. On a positive note, the gauges are clearly marked and easy to read, but the rotary dials for wipers and headlights are cumbersome to operate. Even the climate controls are placed too low for the driver to easily operate while the car is in motion.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta is available with a 2.2-liter straight-four engine that delivers 120 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque and a 3.1-liter V-6 engine that delivers 160 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The straight-four engine is available with five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission, while the V-6 engine is available with an additional four-speed automatic transmission.
The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta has a V-6 engine that's expectedly more powerful than the straight-four engine, and it is also quieter and more refined. The five-speed manual gearbox is inaccurate, and the best transmission for either engine is the automatic one. A four-cylinder engine with narrow tires and base suspension offers the least thrilling experience and gets weak performance when paired with the automatic transmission. In all ways, consumers should be timid to pick this engine.
Even though the 1995 Chevrolet Beretta can be decked with 16-inch tires and a sports suspension, it fails to actually provide the adrenaline rush of real fast driving. Nevertheless, it does offer a good driving experience.
The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta received a five-star rating for driver safety and four out of five stars for passenger safety during frontal impact tests by the NHTSA.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Good acceleration with V-6
- Precise handling
- Good ride quality
- Value for money
You Won't Like
- Poor control layout
- Weak I-4 engine
A lot to offer in its class.
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