1996 Chevrolet Corsica

  • 1996 Chevrolet Corsica Base Sedan

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      2.2L I4
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1996 Chevrolet Corsica Review

Economy with a lack of flare.

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The 1996 Chevrolet Corsica is a four-door sedan that is available in only one model with a choice of a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine. Both of which provides excellent gas mileage. The good handling and a comfortable ride makes up for the lack of power and visual appeal. Furthermore, it's suitable for everyday driving, but lacks the capacity to provide reliable transportation for a family.

The Range

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

What's New

The 1996 Chevrolet Corsica only carries one notable change, which is the presence of long-life coolant in the engine.


The 1996 Chevrolet Corsica has four doors and measures approximately 183 inches long, 68 inches wide, 54 inches tall, and has a 103.4-inch wheelbase. The design is not very attractive, and there are no distinguishable features. The dulled physique carries standard features such as 14-inch wheels and tinted glass, whereas the options include styled steel wheels and intermittent windshield wipers.


Inside the 1996 Chevrolet Corsica seats a maximum of six people. In the front, cloth bucket seats are combined with height-adjustable head restraints, divided by an armrest, a storage console, and cup holders. The dash features logically-arranged gauges, conveniently located controls, and a digital clock. There are pockets in the front doors for easy storage. In the rear, there is a bench seat that fits three people. Other notable interior features include front reading lights and power windows and locks.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Chevrolet Corsica is has two choices of engines. It can be packed with a standard 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 120 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. An upgraded 3.1-liter six-cylinder engine that cranks out 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque is also available. The Corsica comes with a choice of a three-speed or four-speed automatic transmission. Pickup up speed and going up steep hills will be slow when carrying the four-cylinder engine; otherwise, acceleration is smooth. Furthermore, it's built with an independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a beam rear suspension with coil springs. Steering has a good feel, and handling is very good on the interstate as well as on country roads.


The 1996 Chevrolet Corsica comes equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels. Other standard options include a driver side front-impact airbag installed and power brakes.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Corsica Base: 22/30 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good gas mileage
  • Good handling

You Won't Like

  • Lack of power
  • Boring exterior design

Sum Up

Economy with a lack of flare.

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