Production of the Honda Del Sol began in 1993 and ended in 1997. This was Honda's first convertible available in the United States. The 1995 model is a sporty coupe with a removable hardtop for a fun drive. The two-seater convertible comes in three trim options, which includes a VTEC engine option. The design is stylish without being overboard, and the performance is above par for the small engines. Overall, it is an incredibly fun drive with low fuel and maintenance costs. It is also great in every aspect except the amount of passenger and storage space.
Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 1.5-liter four-cylinder, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Honda Del Sol S, Honda Del Sol Si, Honda Del Sol VTEC
For 1995, Honda does very little to change the Del Sol. The 1995 Honda Del Sol now comes standard with a remote trunk release in all models. The Honda Del Sol Si and Honda Del Sol VTEC now come with power door locks among other standard equipment. The VTEC model also comes with a standard anti-lock brake system.
The 1995 Honda Del Sol's exterior is extremely sporty. Paint jobs are available in more than 10 color options. The targa top is made of sheet metal. The top is easily removed and fits nicely in the trunk for easy storage. The S trim comes with 13-inch wheels. The Si and VTEC trims come with 14-inch alloy wheels. The wheelbase of the Del Sol measures 93.3 inches, and the curb weight is 2295 pounds.
The 1995 Honda Del Sol is a two-seater coupe and comes standard with bucket seats upholstered with cloth. All trims come standard with a center console, airbags, power windows, and a power vertical sliding rear window. Options for the S model include air-conditioning and an AM/FM/CD/Cassette stereo system. The Si also has the option for air-conditioning, and air conditioning is standard in the VTEC. Other standard fare for the Si and VTEC includes a stereo system, power locks, and cruise control. A tilt steering wheel comes standard in all models. Overall, it's small and comfortable, especially when the weather is nice.
Performance & Handling
Each trim for the 1995 Honda Del Sol comes with its own engine. The S model comes with a 102-hp, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, which produces 95 lb-ft of torque. The Si model is equipped with the more powerful 160-hp, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine for more speed and better acceleration. The Si's engine produces 106 lb-ft of torque. The specially-designed VTEC option comes with a 125-hp, 1.6-liter engine that produces 11 lb-ft of torque. The VTEC trim offers anti-lock brakes as standard fare as well, making handling all around better than the other models. Small engines and a lightweight design make for incredibly high gas mileage. Transmissions are available as four-speed automatic or five-speed manual. Power steering and brakes make driver controls extremely responsive and reliable. It is cheap to maintain and low in maintenance requirements.
The 1995 Honda Del Sol comes standard with driver and passenger side front airbags. It comes with standard anti-lock brakes for better stopping power. Unfortunately, the anti-lock brakes are not an option on the S or Si models. Safety options include an anti-theft alarm system to deter would-be criminals.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Del Sol S: 30/37 mpg city/highway
Honda Del Sol Si: 25/32 mpg city/highway
Honda Del Sol S VTEC: 23/27 mpg city/highway
- Great gas mileage
- Fun to drive
- Convertible roof
You Won't Like
- Small engines
- Small size
- Small amount of storage
Sporty convertible with plenty of pep.
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