1995 Ford Aspire

  • 1995 Ford Aspire Base Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      43
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      63/74
    • ENGINE
      1.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $9,055
  • 1995 Ford Aspire SE Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      43
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      63/74
    • ENGINE
      1.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $9,415
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1995 Ford Aspire Review

Stands apart from other cars in its class.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1995 Ford Aspire is an entry-level hatchback that is designed primarily with price as a major consideration. While it's not going to compete well against midrange vehicles, it holds itself quite well against similarly-priced competitors. Like most entry-level vehicles, the standard features list is light; it comes with basic features such as air-conditioning, appearing as optional features.

However, one of the strong points is the options list, which is very basic on most entry-level hatchbacks. Few stray outside the standard features found on most midrange vehicles and some don't even offer that. Instead, it offers a few rather eclectic features on both models including anti-lock brakes, a CD player, and premium audio speakers. Those features are often unattainable in this price range, which can potentially make it a more desirable choice for some drivers. While the price does increase with optional additions, the base price is so low that a fully loaded version is still a very cheap option.

The Range

Body Styles: hatchback
Engines: 1.3-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, three-speed automatic
Models: Ford Aspire, Ford Aspire SE

What's New

The 1995 Ford Aspire now comes with dual front airbags with anti-lock brakes available as an optional feature. Moreover, two- and four-door body choices are available.

Exterior

The 1995 Ford Aspire is available as a two- or four-door hatchback. Measuring at a total length of 152.8 inches, it's significantly smaller than most other vehicles on the road, even other hatchbacks. A rear spoiler is standard equipment; meanwhile, alloy wheels are available as an optional feature.

Interior

The 1995 Ford Aspire is a relatively small vehicle, but the interior is roomier than most people expect from looking at it from the outside. Similar to most entry-level vehicles, the Aspire is light on standard features; an AM/FM radio is the only standard feature on both models. Optional features include air-conditioning, a rear window defroster, a rear window wiper, tinted glass, a premium audio system, a cassette player, and a CD player. This is an unusually robust options list for a hatchback in this price range. It can potentially provide amenities usually not found outside more expensive vehicles. While optional features do cost more money, the price increase is not going to amount to that much.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Ford Aspire provides decent performance in its price range. The engine provides about average acceleration and a decent top speed. The small size lends itself well towards maneuverability, allowing it to handle well. It's an adequate day-to-day driving vehicle, but it lacks the high-end performance offered by competitors. It's best suited for urban and suburban commuting rather than highway driving.

Safety

The 1995 Ford Aspire provides dual-front airbags as the only standard safety feature. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes come as optional equipment.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford Aspire: 25/31 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good performance and handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • A few unusual options

You Won't Like

  • Hatchback body design might not appeal to all drivers
  • Some tough competition

Sum Up

Stands apart from other cars in its class.

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