The 1992-1995 Honda Prelude looked different from the previous model, but performed nearly the same. That wasn't a bad thing. Preludes always had agile handling and brisk acceleration.

The 1995 Honda Prelude SE coupe, part of the 1992-1995 Honda Prelude line of cars.
1995 Honda Prelude SE coupe.  See more pictures of Honda cars.


Four-wheel-steering returned, but was an electronic rather than mechanical system. The $2,500 premium for 4ws discouraged most buyers. Honda abandoned the system after '94.

In 1994 the Honda VTEC engine with variable valve timing was added. This 190-horsepower engine lacked low-end grunt, but came alive above 5,000 RPM. All Prelude engines were smooth running, but the VTEC was especially sweet.

Pluses
of the 1992-1995 Honda Prelude:
  • Smooth, free-reving engines
  • Performance (VTEC)
  • Good handling and brakes
Minuses of the 1992-1995 Honda Prelude:
  • Gimmicky dashboard with hard-to-read gauges
  • Unexciting styling
  • Cramped back seat
Production of the 1992 Honda Prelude:
36,040

Production of the 1993 Honda Prelude:
22,540

Production of the 1994 Honda Prelude:
15,467

Production of the 1995 Honda Prelude:
12,517

Specifications of
the 1992-1995 Honda Prelude:
Length, inches: 174.8
Weight, pounds: 2,885
Wheelbase, inches: 174.8
Price, new: $17,000-$25,620 (U.S.)


Engines
for the 1992-1995 Honda Prelude:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohc I-4132 cid
1351992-1995
dohc I-4138 cid
1601992-1995
dohc I-4132 cid1901994-1995

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