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1995 Chevrolet Corsica

  • 1995 Chevrolet Corsica Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      120/130
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $13,990
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica Review

Fails to keep up with its Japanese rivals.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1995 Chevrolet Corsica is a front-wheel-drive compact car with a four-cylinder, or an optional more powerful V-6 engine. It became the first American car with standard daylight running lights. General Motors launched the original Corsica model in 1987 as a fleet car for large companies and rental agencies.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.1-liter V-6, 2.2-liter 4-cylinder
Transmissions: three-speed automatic, four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet Corsica

What's New

The 1995 Chevrolet Corsica is the first American car to get daytime running lights as a standard feature. The car also receives some minor cosmetic changes along with the new Corsica logo.

Exterior

The 1995 Chevrolet Corsica is based on an L-body platform developed by GM and used by the two-door Beretta. The car has a rather plain styling, but this year’s minor exterior changes include a new body colored grille, side moldings, and mirrors.

Interior

The cabin of the 1995 Chevrolet Corsica is spacious in front, with ample amount of legroom and headroom. However, legroom at the rear is not enough for tall passengers to sit comfortably.

The trunk of the Corsica offers an adequate amount of space for cargo, and it can be expanded further by folding down the rear seatbacks. Up front, the dashboard layout is quite easy on the eyes. Most controls and gauges are easy to read and use, but the rotary headlight and wiper dials are a little tricky to use when the car is in motion. The 1995 Corsica comes with a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System, power steering, power door locks, power brakes, air-conditioner, driver front air bag, and AM/FM audio system.

Performance & Handling

The base engine of the 1995 Chevrolet Corsica is a 2.2-liter, straight-four engine that delivers 120 horsepower combined with a four-speed automatic transmission. The optional engine for the 1995 Chevrolet Corsica is a 3.1-liter V-6 engine that delivers 160 horsepower.

The four-cylinder engine is not only noisy, but underpowered too. It is barely able to cope up with the power requirements of the car, resulting in less than acceptable acceleration. By contrast, the V-6 engine is more powerful, which makes it the wiser choice of an engine despite it having a lower fuel economy.

Although the power rating of the V-6 engine may sound encouraging, the combination of the base suspension and tires puts off any desire for aggressive driving. The car is best left as a daily driver that does not take on much stress. The ride quality is good, but steering and handling are a bit too soft for comfort.

Safety

The 1995 Chevrolet Corsica received poor ratings in frontal crash tests conducted by the NHTSA. It received a two-star rating for passenger safety and a three-star rating for driver safety.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Corsica, 3.1-liter V-6, automatic transmission: 21/29 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Decent acceleration with V-6
  • Good value for money
  • Well-designed dashboard

You Won't Like

  • Noisy base engine
  • Cramped rear seat

Sum Up

Fails to keep up with its Japanese rivals.

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