1995 Chevrolet Cavalier

  • 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      37
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      120/130
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $10,060
  • 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      37
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      120/130
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $10,265
  • 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/145
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,210
  • 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      120/130
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $12,465
  • 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/145
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $13,810
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1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Review

Above average, but not much more.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier introduced the all-new third generation of the model, and it has been completely redesigned with a more modern design and larger body. The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier gets its first total redesign in this year since its debut in 1982 and give it a sleeker, more modern design, along with the bigger body.

The Range

Body Styles: convertible, coupe, sedan
Engines: 2.2-liter four-cylinder, 2.3-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: three-speed automatic, four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Cavalier, Chevrolet Cavalier LS, Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

What's New

The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier is completely redesigned for this year, and it is available in sedan, coupe, and convertible body styles. The wagon body from the previous generation has been dropped, and the sedan is now available in the LS trim level as well.

Exterior

The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier is longer and bigger than the previous generation. It also has a more modern styling with a rounded body. Nevertheless, some of the basic styling cues still remain the same for this model year, like the dipped beltline of the coupe.

Interior

The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier offers adequate headroom and legroom up front for taller people to sit comfortably. However, the front seats lack adequate support for the lower back. Legroom at the rear is decent, but headroom is only enough for shorter passengers. Each model comes with bucket seats, power brakes, and power steering.

Entry and exit to the rear seat is expectedly difficult for the two-door convertible and coupe. On a positive note, the gauges up in the front are clear as crystal and easy to read. The controls on the dash are also well arranged and easy to use. Visibility is great from all angles and there is ample space in the trunk as well.

Performance & Handling

The base model 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier and the LS sedan use a 2.2-liter, straight-four engine that delivers 120 horsepower. This engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission as standard, but a three-speed automatic shift is available as an option.

Other models of the 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier get a dual-cam, 2.3-liter, straight-four engine that delivers 150 horsepower. This engine comes with the same manual shift or a four-speed automatic transmission.

The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier offers a much more comfortable ride than the previous generation, thanks to its longer wheelbase, better suspension, and stiffer structure. Nevertheless, the base and LS models do show a lot of body lean around turns. The Z24 model offer greater control and still rides quite well on most roads.

Both engines offer a decent amount of acceleration, but the base engine is a little too course and gets a lot rougher when throttled hard. Wind noise and road noise are bearable.

Safety

The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier features four-wheel ABS and driver and passenger airbags. It received a four-star rating for driver and passenger safety during frontal impact tests conducted by the NHTSA.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.3-liter four-cylinder, automatic transmission: 21/31 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • ABS comes standard
  • Well-designed controls
  • Good fuel economy
  • Decent performance
  • Great visibility

You Won't Like

  • Lack of headroom at rear
  • Lack of seat comfort

Sum Up

Above average, but not much more.

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