The Chevrolet Corsica was a 5-passenger compact sedan introduced in 1987, like its 2-door coupe counterpart, the Beretta. It was intended to appeal to young families seeking value and roominess.

The Corsica competed against some 20 sporty coupe and 4-door sedan nameplates, including Ford Contour/Mercury Mystique, Chrysler Cirrus/Dodge Stratus and Nissan Altima.

Year-to-year changesEdit


Rolling in as a single model (the LT), the Corsica featured a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, 95 horsepower and 5-speed manual transmission. A 4-door hatchback was also available.


The hatchback was discontinued in 1992, leaving behind only the sedan, which was now upgraded to 110 horsepower.


The 1993 Corsica added a new brake/transmission shift interlock.


On the value side, Corsica came with a goodly list of standard features that included a 120-hp 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, AM/FM/stereo radio, antilock brakes, driver's-side airbag, tinted glass and air conditioning. Handling received a boost with larger standard and optional tires. Available options included a 155-hp 3.1-liter V6 with a 4-speed automatic transmission, styled steel wheels, upgraded stereo systems with cassette and CD player, and a useful split folding rear seat that allows trunk access from inside the car. The front suspension was also redesigned.


The Corsica carried its sheetmetal over for '95, but sported a new standard monochromatic paint scheme that now incorporated body-color grille, mirrors, fascias and door handles.

The 1995 Corsica also had a new rear suspension arrangement that placed the axle "on center" with the spring and shock absorber. This transmitted less force to the body structure resulting in a smoother ride over rough surfaces.

A new daytime running lamp safety system automatically illuminated the low-beam headlights whenever the engine was running, making it easier for other drivers to see the car in daytime traffic.


Only a few changes were made for the 1996 Chevrolet Corsica, and the last Corsicas were produced in June 1996, before the new Malibu replaced it in 1997.

Retail pricesEdit

As of December 17, 1993:

  • $13,315 (1994 Chevrolet Corsica)

As of late 1994:

  • $12,600 (1995 Chevrolet Corsica)

As of mid-1995:

  • $13,200 (1995 Chevrolet Corsica)

As of September 4, 1995:

  • $13,495–$14,495 (1996 Chevrolet Corsica)

Shipping pricesEdit

  • $485 (1993 to early 1995 models)
  • $495 (1995 models)
  • $500 (1996 models)


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