1995 Ford Probe

  • 1995 Ford Probe Base Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      118/127
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,180
  • 1995 Ford Probe GT Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      164/160
    • ENGINE
      2.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $16,545
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1995 Ford Probe Review

A fun-to-drive yet low-priced hatchback.

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Overview

The Ford Probe was originally introduced to replace the Ford EXP in the late 1980s. The 1995 Probe is a hatchback that offers a good balance between price, performance, and comfort. The lower-end models compete mostly with entry-level vehicles, but the higher end models hold up well against midrange vehicle. As a result, it can appeal to a wide range of drivers. Even on the entry-level base model, it offers a lot more options than most competitors in the same price range. While the lower-end models are going to have to pay for more features, the fact that it is offered at all is an advantage that many competitors can’t boast. Overall, it offers a large amount of options without pricing it too excessively. Drivers are free to pick and choose features without worrying about ending up with an extravagantly overpriced vehicle.

The Range

Body Styles: hatchback
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed manual, five-speed manual
Models: Ford Probe, Ford Probe SE, Ford Probe GT

What's New

The 1995 Ford Probe receives some minor restyling the base and GT models. Some optional features are no longer available including the rear window washer and graphic equalizer.

Exterior

The 1995 Ford Probe is a fairly average length hatchback. Despite the low price range, it's a very attractive vehicle. It is not one of the blocky, utilitarian hatchbacks normally found in this price range. It's also a sleek, elegant looking vehicle that could easily pass for a sports car. Optional equipment include alloy wheels, special factory paint, and a rear spoiler.

Interior

The 1995 Ford Probe comes with a fairly weak standard features list, which is not surprising considering its price range. The SE offers the largest amount of features with cruise control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, air-conditioning, AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. However, the options feature is very robust compared to many other vehicles including leather seating, power driver’s seat, power moonroof, keyless entry, lighted entry, anti-theft alarm system, and a CD player as optional features.

Performance & Handling

Performance on the 1995 Ford Probe is surprisingly good for a vehicle in its price range. Both engine options handle well, although the 2.5-liter, six-cylinder engine does have noticeably better acceleration compared to the smaller 2.0-liter, four-cylinder option. Handling is the main area the Probe excels at. It is a highly maneuverable vehicle that can take turns and curves with ease.

Safety

The 1995 Ford Probe offers dual-front airbags as standard features. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are available as an optional feature on the SE and GT. This is fairly typical for the price range that it falls under.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford Probe 2.0-liter four-cylinder: 19/29 mpg city/highway
Ford Probe 2.5-liter six-cylinder: 18/24 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good performance
  • Good value
  • Excellent handling
  • High fuel economy

You Won't Like

  • Tough competition
  • Weak standard features list

Sum Up

A fun-to-drive yet low-priced hatchback.

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