1995 Volvo 960

  • 1995 Volvo 960 Base Sedan

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      2.9L I6
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1995 Volvo 960 Review

Swedish safety, unorthodox style.

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The 1995 Volvo 960 offers economy and dependability with its sound Swedish engineering. It’s a midsize car that was completely restructured at the time of its debut. Prior to the 900 series, the 700 Series was in production as its near-identical predecessor. Volvo then added some minor adjustments to the horsepower and suspension to create the 900 Series. With this new line, Volvo offers a car that stands out from the pack because of its comfort, economy, and durability.

The 1995 Volvo 960 was originally sold based on a new sheet metal design and a detuned powertrain. It also complies with 1995 emission standards after having horsepower lowered to 181 from 201. However, this does not affect its drivability very much. It is truly a car for the everyday driver.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter DOHC six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Volvo 960 wagon, Volvo 960 sedan

What's New

The 1995 Volvo 960 has been fitted with a new, 24 valve, DOHC, six-cylinder engine, which has been called a ""white block"" engine. This model year also comes with an ergonomic shifter and dual front airbags. Furthermore, the U.S. version has more torque than the previous year’s model.


The 1995 Volvo 960 series has two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door wagon. Volvo went through a company facelift by redesigning many of its models. New models have a less boxy look and feature an aerodynamic grill and colored panels, and there is an optional opaque sunroof in some models.


The 1995 Volvo 960 features leather seating with optional heated front seats. In this model, the automaker begins to introduce luxury and affordability together in a single vehicle. The interior also features a tilt steering wheel, climate control, power locks, and a rear window defroster. It has bucket seats for comfort, which seem to make the best use of the space that it offers. The optional keyless entry system is also a plus.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Volvo 960 is equipped with a 2.9-liter, six-cylinder engine. The horsepower has been pegged down a few notches to accommodate emissions standards. However, the driving experience is still enjoyable.


The 1995 Volvo 960 comes equipped with four-wheel ABS, an anti-theft alarm system, airbags, and fog lights. It's one of the vehicles that initiated Volvo’s reputation as a manufacturer that focuses on safety.

EPA Fuel Economy

Volvo 960: 17/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good fuel economy
  • Easy to use and repair
  • Durable

You Won't Like

  • Boring style
  • Lack of interior features
  • Poor acceleration

Sum Up

Swedish safety, unorthodox style.

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