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1995 Ford Thunderbird

  • 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX Notchback
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/215
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $17,400
  • 1995 Ford Thunderbird Super Notchback
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      230/330
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $22,910
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1995 Ford Thunderbird Review

A luxury coupe still continues to age gracefully.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1995 Ford Thunderbird is a model that has slowly lost notice over the years. The name is still recognizable and it is still a good vehicle, but it has been overshadowed by newer models. It still holds up well as a luxury coupe and can be a good option for drivers looking for an attractive, luxury vehicle that offers a wide range of amenities. It is no slouch when it comes to performance either, and the LX performs very well, especially considering its relatively modest price tag. The engine itself, while not amazing, offers very good acceleration and speed. The SC, however, boasts an extremely powerful engine that puts it in line with some of the sports cars on the market.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder, 4.6-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed manual, five –speed manual
Models: Ford Thunderbird LX, Ford Thunderbird SC

What's New

The 1995 Ford Thunderbird now uses a dashboard inserted CD player design. Variable-assist power steering is no longer a standard feature.

Exterior

The 1995 Ford Thunderbird is a sleek, elegant coupe. Measuring at 200.3 inches long, it is a very large coupe and even stands out in the luxury market where vehicles are generally larger than normal. It has a crisp design that is attractive and makes it look like a luxury vehicle without requiring a particularly extravagant exterior.

Interior

The 1995 Ford Thunderbird has a larger interior than most coupes due to the large size of its body. The lower-priced LX offers cruise control, a power driver’s seat, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, air-conditioning, a leather steering wheel, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. The higher-priced SC adds leather seating and automatic climate control to the standard features list. A CD player, premium audio system, power moonroof, and keyless entry are available as standard equipment.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Ford Thunderbird differs noticeably between the models. The LX comes with a solidly performing 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine. This engine is pretty typical for a luxury vehicle and offers ample acceleration and speed. The SC comes with a much more powerful supercharged 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine that is more similar to the engines found in sports cars than passenger vehicles. A 4.6-liter, eight-cylinder engine is also available as an optional feature. Both models offer excellent turning, handling, and maneuverability.

Safety

The 1995 Ford Thunderbird offers dual-front airbags and four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard features. These are the normally expected safety features for a vehicle in this price range manufactured in 1995.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford Thunderbird 3.8-liter six-cylinder: 16/22 mpg city/highway
Ford Thunderbird 4.6-liter eight-cylinder: 15/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • High end performance
  • Supercharged model option
  • Well-appointed interior

You Won't Like

  • High price tag
  • Tough competition

Sum Up

A luxury coupe still continues to age gracefully.

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