Jeep Renegade is the newest entry in the burgeoning small compact crossover...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am
Since this car’s inception, the Pontiac Grand Am’s sales performance has been nothing short of remarkable. As a close relation to both the Buick Skylark and the Oldsmobile Achieva, the Grand Am is Pontiac’s perennial chart topper, with sales that frequently surpass the 200,000-unit mark. In 1993, it outdrove all previous records with sales of 211,544.
What’s the big attraction? This sporty midsize car, available as a sedan or coupe, has appeal with a broad range of buyers, from singles to small families. The common thread among these customers is the desire to have a sassy-looking vehicle that has lively handling and respectable performance in an affordable package.
The big news for the 1995 Grand Am, Achieva and Sky-lark is a new powertrain lineup. The standard engine is now the newest version of General Motors’ 2.3-liter Quad 4 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. Refined for 1995, the Quad 4 is smoother and quieter than previous versions.
A 3.1-liter V6 is available as an upgrade option on all models. This engine was extensively redesigned for 1994 and provides better low-speed performance than the Quad 4, as well as smoother all-around operation.
Our test model was a Grand Am GT coupe, the sportiest car of a sporty bunch.