Chevrolet Caprice

Few industries have enjoyed the near-instant success quite like the automotive industry. In the U.S., these companies first introduced their products to an admiring and excited public and the nation's love affair with cars and roads was born. Chevrolet was one of the first to introduce their version of the American dream, the Chevy Caprice.

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About the Chevrolet Caprice

The Chevrolet Caprice is known for several exciting features that have made this model in its various styles popular with families and Chevy fans since its beginning in 1966.Law enforcement agencies soon after hopped on the band wagon.The Caprice is a full-size automobile with a variety of options on standard units, such as two-door or four-door styles as well as luxury feature packages available as well.

This car has been a favorite among law enforcement agencies for years and can be found in just about every area of the country in the form of police cruiser and unmarked units as well.The Caprice offers a powerful engine in addition to a roomy interior that allows officers to carry their necessary equipment as wellas havesufficient space for transporting suspects or criminals to specific destinations.

As a private or family car, the Chevrolet Caprice is well known for its dependability and comfort.These cars are designed with excellent suspension systems and adequate tire and wheel bases that provide superb maneuverability and stability.The suspension systems used in the various models, as well as the wide wheel base also work to provide a solid support for the car's heavy weight and provide excellent safety benefits.

Chevrolet Caprice Features

After a hiatus of producing the Caprice, Chevrolet brought this car back in 2012 with many of the same features as the older models and added a few more exciting features as well.It's impossible to talk about the 2012 Caprice without mentioning the power under the hood.Chevrolet has decided to supply the Caprice with the option of a V-6 or V-8 motor, with 3.6- and 6.0-liter capacities, and supplying 301 horsepower and 355 horsepower respectively.

The standard model offers a six-speed transmission and rear wheel drive in addition to offering passengers and drivers an extremely roomy and comfortable ride.The dimensions of the Caprice are generous to say the least.The car's interior was clearly designed with space in mind.Headroom in the front of the Caprice measures at over 38 inches and leg space measures at just over 42 inches.The passengers in the back of Caprice don't have anything to worry about either.Headroom in the rear of the car measures at over 37 inches with leg room equally 43.2 inches.

When test driving the 2012 Chevrolet Caprice, it was mentioned that the roomy cabin is a marked improvement over some of the other sedan models currently available.This feature allows for comfortable family traveling as well as accommodating several adults.

Chevrolet Caprice Evolution

The Chevrolet Caprice has been in existence since 1965 and was well-received during its four generations. The first generation lasted until 1970 and featured the Caprice in a variety of styles including the Caprice Estate, a station wagon, and luxury full-size design.

The second generation Caprice was manufactured from 1971 to 1976. In this generation, Chevrolet continued with the station wagon models, as well as the coupe designs but added the Impala to the Caprice line. The second generation offered improved design for noise reduction and an all coil suspension for a smoother ride.

The Caprice underwent another transformation in the third generation lasting from 1977 to 1990. The car's body was downsized and lightened to provide better fuel economy while the trunk and interior seating space was increased. While the sedans and coupes were narrowed, the Caprice station wagon remained virtually unchanged in width, helping to keep it ideal for families.

The fourth generation Chevrolet Caprice rolled onto showroom floors from 1991 to 1996. Chevrolet chose to completely redesign its Caprice line and offered a more streamlined appearance to the car's body design. This generation also offered the anti-lock brakes for the first time on this model, bringing the Caprice up to date on automotive engineering for the time.

Select a Chevrolet Caprice Year

1996 Chevrolet Caprice

Midsize, Sedan, Wagon

The 1996 Chevrolet Caprice is available as either a sedan or wagon in one model.

1995 Chevrolet Caprice

Midsize, Sedan, Wagon

The 1995 Chevrolet Caprice is a full-size car available in a sedan or wagon.