1993 Chevrolet Caprice

1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LT
The 1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LT
was popular as a police car and taxi.

Only two years after its major 1991 restyling, the 1993 Chevrolet Caprice came in for some changes in the looks department. In response to criticisms of its bulbous appearance, the Caprice's rear wheel wells were opened up with radiused cutouts, which also allowed a 1.6-inch-wider rear track. Some trim between the taillights was also changed, and the combined affect did make the Caprice look lighter.

As with the previous generation, Chevrolet juggled trim levels, adding a new upscale model to the line. Caprice now denoted the wagon, Caprice Classic the base sedan, and Caprice Classic LS -- the new flagship sedan.

The sporty LTZ package returned, bringing with it the larger 180-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 that had been a wagon-only option in '92. That engine continued as a option on wagons in '93, while the base engine remained a 170-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8. As before, a four-speed automatic was the only transmission offered.

Despite the improvements, Caprice production slid from nearly 117,000 in '92 to less than 100,000 for '93. It was still popular among police and taxi fleets, but most retail buyers had switched over to smaller, lighter, more efficient front-drive models.

1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LT
Despite a redesign for 1993,
Chevrolet Caprice Classic sales continued to fall.

1993 Chevrolet Caprice Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Caprice

3,995-4,471

$17,995-$19,575

99,974

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