The 1995 Nissan 240SX is totally redesigned as it enters its second generation as a coupe only, abandoning the hatchback and convertible versions from the original series. The revamped coupe is found in two distinct versions: a base model and the more robustly-optioned SE. The 1995 redesign addresses impact-resistance concerns. It is not engineered with excessive speed in mind, rather revisions of the suspension and handling systems make the stylish coupe a natural on city streets and country drives. The total overhaul is notable as well for featuring many interior compliments as standard, especially in the case of the SE. In any case, owners of the sporty coupe enjoy good gas mileage, great handling, and updated styling.
Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Nissan 240SX, Nissan 240SX SE
The 1995 Nissan 240SX receives a complete overhaul. Gone are the hatchback and convertible versions. Also gone are outdated pop-up headlights. New additions also dual airbags, reinforced body panels, and more interior amenities.
The 1995 Nissan 240SX bears great visual similarity to the preceding version of the coupe. New headlamp fixtures adorn the hood, taking the place of pop-up headlights It was originally outfitted with 15-inch wheels while the SE shipped from the factory with 16-inch factory alloy wheels. The SE also adds a rear spoiler as a standard feature. A power sunroof is optional for both models.
The 1995 Nissan 240SX offers many interior features as standard not found in competing base models. Power windows and mirrors, tilt steering wheel, and cloth interior are standard features on both version of the coupe. The SE adds air-conditioning, cruise control, and an anti-theft device to its standard specification. While the base features AM/FM/Cassette stereo, the SE adds CD-functionality. Leather is an option only on the SE version.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Nissan 240SX features a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine outputting 155 horsepower to the rear axle. It is aptly powered for all intents and purposes, though speed is not the primary objective of the coupe. The suspension is overhauled in comparison to the earlier version, with the SE adding a rear stabilizer. The suspension is soft in the standard model, and notably stiffer in the case of the SE. An optional four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System is available to both trim levels. Power steering is a standard option. These factors combine to make it a tight-handling road car.
The 1995 Nissan 240SX adds dual front airbags. Body panels are reinforced in order to comply with U.S. side impact regulations. With the addition of airbags, manual seatbelts are the only offering.
EPA Fuel Economy
Nissan 240SX: 19/26 mpg city/highway
- Great steering
- Plenty of amenities, especially in the 240SX SE
You Won't Like
- Lack of rear-seat headroom
- Stiff suspension in the SE
A curve-hugging coupe with creature comforts.
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