The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro is a fourth-generation version of GM’s iconic sports coupe. The history can be traced back to 1966, when it was launched as a muscle car to compete with the popular Ford Mustang. It shared many of its components and its basic platform with another muscle car, the Pontiac Firebird, which was also introduced in 1967.
The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro began its fourth generation in 1993 when it was launched with an updated F-body platform. Like all other generations before it, it has the same characteristics: a two-door setup, 2+2 seating configuration, and the availability of a coupe or convertible.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.4-liter V-6, 3.8-liter V-6, 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 model gets traction control as an optional feature. This particular model can also be ordered with body-colored side mirrors and roof. The standard color for the roof and side mirrors for either model is gloss black. Both models can also be fitted with chrome-plated alloy wheels as an option.
The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro is based on an F-body platform, and it carries forward the design changes that were introduced two years ago when the fourth generation debuted. The design incorporates sheet molding compound, or SMC, that is made of a mix of polyester resin and fiberglass. The SMC is used for the spoiler, doors, hatch, and roof. It has a wheelbase of 101 inches and an approximate length of 193 inches. The width of the convertible is 52 inches, while the coupe is 51.3 inches wide.
The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro has a well-designed interior. The gauges are positioned in such a way that it's easily visible through the steering wheel. The radio and climate controls are mounted high so that it's easy to see and reach. Entry and exit are a little difficult because of the low posture of the car and the low seat position. Moreover, visibility towards the rear is obscured by the wide rear roof pillars, severely compromising visibility towards to the rear quarters and sides. Headroom is good up front and has improved from previous generations towards the rear. Legroom is compromised for the front seats because of a hump in the right floorboard. The rear seats, although more spacious than before, has a narrow cushion and very limited knee room. The trunk is deep, but it lacks the flat floor to hold enough cargo.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro's base engines a 3.4-liter V-6 engine that delivers 160 horsepower. This engine comes with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission. Anew option available this year is a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that delivers 200 horsepower with the same engine-transmission combinations. The Z28 uses a 5.7-liter V-8 engine taken from the Corvette, delivering 275 horsepower and combined with a six-speed manual shift or a four-speed automatic one. The base V-6 performs well, especially with the manual transmission. The V-8 engine, of course, is best in terms of performance but can only run on premium fuel. The optional V-6 engine, however, bridges the gap between the two and delivers a performance that matches its biggest rival, the Ford Mustang.
The 1995 Chevrolet Camaro doesn't have any crash test data available.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Camaro: 17/26mpg city/highway
- Powerful performance
- Superb handling
- Great control layout
You Won't Like
- Poor fuel economy and ride quality with the Z28
- Rear visibility problems
A classic sport coupe for the driving enthusiast.
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