Available in soft-top convertible and hardtop versions, the 1996 Geo Tracker provides a fun, sporty SUV. Offering great handling on all types of terrains, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive remain available for the Tracker.
The Geo Tracker comes in either the base or the upgraded LSi. The LSi includes automatic-locking hubs, ideal for switching between two- and four-wheel drive.
Whether keeping up with busy city traffic or cruising leisurely, the Geo Tracker offers an exhilarating ride. The convertibles can either be folded halfway, like a sunroof, or all the way for full exposure to the outdoors. While the hardtop seems more pragmatic for everyday use, the soft-top convertible proves perfect for summer outings.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Geo Tracker, Geo Tracker LSi
The 1996 Geo Tracker comes in a four-door model. The exterior styling has been updated for the new year. Dual airbags now come standard for all Trackers, as well as daytime running lights, and cruise control becomes an option.
A small, stout SUV, the 1996 Geo Tracker comes in two-door and four-door models, including both convertible and hardtop versions. Although this little SUV often gets described as cute, it proves more solid than it appears. The convertible top seems relatively easy to open by folding it back like a sunroof or storing the entire top for open-air driving. The Tracker comes equipped with 15-inch steel wheels.
Interior features for the 1996 Geo Tracker include comfortable cloth bucket seats, driver and passenger front airbags, and a tachometer. Options such as air-conditioning and an AM/FM/cassette or CD audio systems remain available as well.
Performance & Handling
The Geo Tracker serves as a small, sporty vehicle that handles with ease. It comes equipped with a modest 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that offers enough power to quickly maneuver the Tracker, whether on city streets or on the highway. However, if the 1996 Geo Tracker gets loaded down with too many people or too much cargo the engine become sluggish and not as responsive. The 16-valve engine puts out 95 horsepower.
Safety features for the 1996 Geo Tracker include driver and passenger front airbags. It hasn't performed too well in crash tests. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration awards the Tracker three stars (out of five) in passenger crash tests and just two stars for driver’s-side impacts.
EPA Fuel Economy
Geo Tracker: 21/24 mpg city/highway
- Ease of handling and maneuvering
- Better fuel economy than others in its class
You Won't Like
- Weak engine
- Low hauling capacity
- Soft-top can be difficult to operate
A fun, zippy compact SUV.
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