The 1995 Geo Tracker serves as a compact sport utility vehicle offered at an almost rock-bottom price. The cute appearance and small engine deceptively hide the Tracker’s ability as an off-road vehicle. In fact, it proves better in this regard than many larger, more expensive models currently on the market. The roadway performance is not bad either, since the small size allows it to turn more agilely than its larger cousins.
The Geo Tracker fills a niche that most other car companies do not consider. It provides an inexpensive vehicle that can perform well offroad. While the segment of drivers who need off-road capability at a thrifty price remains fairly low, it does exist. Alternatively, the Geo Tracker also offers a fun drive and makes a solid weekend cruiser. In either case, the Tracker serves as an excellent value for what it does.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: three-speed automatic, four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Geo Tracker, Geo Tracker LSi
The convertible top gets redesigned in the 1995 Geo Tracker, providing the only update for this model year.
The 1995 Geo Tracker classifies as a very short SUV that measures in at 142.5 inches long. The small size and often bright pain schemes give it a slightly toy-like appearance. The Geo Tracker sells as an SUV with a hardtop or as a soft-top convertible.
The Geo Tracker offers very little in terms of features. Beyond the AM/FM radio in the 1995 Geo Tracker LSi, the manufacturer provides no standard features. However, power steering, air-conditioning, a cassette player, and a CD player remain available as options to add comfort and convenience to this basic ride.
Performance & Handling
The 2003 Geo Tracker delivers a rather odd performance. The acceleration seems a little weak due to the small engine, but it makes a surprisingly good vehicle otherwise. The small size allows it to turn and maneuver better than a normal sport utility vehicle. Remarkably, contrary to the almost toy-like appearance, the 2003 Geo Tracker actually handles quite well offroad. The small size allows the engine to pull it through choppy terrain without much difficulty. Four-wheel drive comes standard on both models, which gives it such good traction.
The 1995 Geo Tracker comes equipped with dual front airbags for protection in collisions and rear-wheel anti-lock brakes to improve stopping ability.
EPA Fuel Economy
Geo Tracker three-speed automatic: 23/27 mpg city/highway
Geo Tracker five-speed manual: 24/31 mpg city/highway
- Excellent off-road performance for the price
- Decent handling
You Won't Like
- Weak acceleration
- Limited appeal
Cute and quirky.
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