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1996 Chevrolet Caprice

  • 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan

    Classic Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/235
    • ENGINE
      4.3L V8
    • MSRP
      $19,905
  • 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon

    Classic Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/235
    • ENGINE
      4.3L V8
    • MSRP
      $19,905
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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Review

Reliable, smooth, and oh-so plain.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1996 Chevrolet Caprice is available as either a sedan or wagon in one model. It offers many benefits to the driver, such as a massive presence, strong acceleration, and excellent handling. Thanks to a solid suspension, passengers enjoy an incredibly smooth ride. The roomy interior provides ample room to transport a family of five with lots of room to store groceries, camping equipment, or tools.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: 4.3-liter eight-cylinder, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet Caprice

What's New

The 1996 Chevrolet Caprice doesn’t come with any notable changes.

Exterior

The 1996 Chevrolet Caprice sedan model is a large vehicle and has been used as a taxicab and police cruiser. It measures over 214 inches long, 77 inches wide, 55 inches tall, and has a 115 inch wheelbase. The Caprice features 15-inch wheels, impact-absorbing and body-colored bumpers in the front and rear, chrome trim around the side windows and in the rear, and power heated body-colored side mirrors.

Interior

Inside the 1996 Chevrolet Caprice is roomy enough to comfortably seat six passengers. In the front, there is a bench seat that fits three people. The large dash features a digital speedometer with analog gauges for fuel and coolant temperature. There is an AM/FM radio that includes a cassette player or a CD player, and the glove box is lockable. A bench seat in the rear fits three people with over 20 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Chevrolet Caprice sedan model comes packed with a 4.3-liter eight-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. This is essentially the same engine put in the Impala SS Sport sedan. Meanwhile, the Caprice wagon has a 5.7-liter eight-cylinder engine that cranks out 260 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission that provides strong acceleration and smooth shifting.

The Caprice is built with a wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a beam rear suspension with coil springs. For a big car, it has surprisingly good handling around corners. Ride quality is far from harsh. Power steering comes standard and a sport suspension is optional.

Safety

The 1996 Chevrolet Caprice is equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels and driver and front passenger front-impact airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Caprice Base: 18/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Strong acceleration
  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy interior
  • Lots of cargo space

You Won't Like

  • Poor fuel economy
  • Awkward steering feel

Sum Up

Reliable, smooth, and oh-so plain.

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