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1995 Subaru SVX Review
A unique shining star.
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The 1995 Subaru SVX is a two-door grand tourer coupe manufactured by Subaru, a division of Fuji Heavy Industries. It was first introduced in 1989 at the Tokyo Auto Show and became popular for its sleek body. After noticing the positive reactions to the concept, Subaru decided to put it into production with most of its unique design elements still intact. The production began in 1991, and it remained mostly faithful to the concept car that was unveiled two years prior. It was launched as a replacement to the Subaru XT, which had a boxy and angular appearance.
Engines: 3.3-liter F-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Subaru SVX LS, Subaru SVX L, Subaru SVX LSi
The 1995 Subaru SVX remains unchanged from its previous model year, except for the addition of dual airbags for the base model. This will give the car a competitive edge over other its Honda, Dodge, and Acura competitors.
The Subaru SVX continues unchanged for the 1995 model year as well. The exterior of the coupe utilizes a unique glass-to-glass canopy and two-piece power side windows. The design of the windows is normally seen only in high-end exotic cars like the Lamborghini Countach and De Lorean DMC-12. Coincidentally, the designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, also designed the DMC-12. Furthermore, the aerodynamic shape gives it a drag coefficient of 0.29.
The 1995 Subaru SVX is supposed to seat four occupants, but the fact is that the rear seat does not have enough headroom for the average adult to sit comfortably. Legroom is short in the rear as well, especially when the front seats are pushed back. The trunk is quite spacious, but the opening is so small that loading and unloading luggage into it gets tedious. The windows have small openings, making it difficult to get past tollbooths.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Subaru SVX is equipped with a single 3.3-liter, flat-six engine and all-wheel-drive system, which is very competent on the road. The all-wheel drive keeps it firmly to the ground, even on wet surfaces. The firm suspension adds to the cornering grip without indicating any harshness. On a regular smooth road, it remains well balanced.
The 1995 Subaru SVX is powered by a 3.3-liter, horizontally-opposed, six-cylinder engine that delivers more than just average acceleration and offers plenty of power at any speed. In fact, the car goes from standstill to 60 mph within 8.4 seconds, which is one the best figures in its class. The automatic transmission is generally quite competent, but slips occasionally to a higher gear than required.
The 1995 Subaru SVX comes with standard features like dual airbags in the front and anti-lock brakes. There are no government crash test ratings available for this coupe.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Great acceleration
- Powerful engine
- Amazing steering and handling characteristics
- All-wheel drive
You Won't Like
- Lack of space at the back
- Below average fuel economy
A unique shining star.
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