1994 Chevrolet Caprice

1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS
The 1994 Chevrolet Caprice got a standard
passenger airbag. This is an LS model.

The 1994 Chevrolet Caprice was overshadowed by the revival of the Chevrolet Impala SS, but continued to be a stout seller for Chevrolet.

The 1994 Chevrolet Caprice was available as a sedan in base Caprice Classic and Caprice Classic LS trim and as the Caprice Classic wagon. These models attracted more buyers than the Impala SS, even if they didn't attract as many headlines. That was understandable. The Impala SS had a bad-boy muscle-car look with big tires, five-spoke alloy wheels, blackout trim, and a lowered suspension.

The Caprice Classics retained a conservative look, and continued to supply taxi and law-enforcement fleets with the reliable, rear-wheel drive, body-on-frame kind of car upon which they had come to rely.

Significantly, the Corvette-derived 260-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 that was standard on the Impala SS was also newly available for any Caprice as a $325 option. It ran on regular gas and had 80 more horsepower than the previous 5.7-liter V-8 offered in Chevy's full-size line.

Standard engine for the 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic was a new 4.3-liter V-8 producing 200 horsepower. It replaced a 170-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 as the standard Caprice engine. Regardless of engine, the only transmission offered was a four-speed automatic.

Every 1994 Chevrolet Caprice benefited from the addition of a standard passenger-side air bag. That prompted a redesigned dashboard. It had a digital speedometer and analog auxiliary gauges housed in one rectangular pod, and radio/climate controls in another. Also, the standard air conditioning now used CFC-free refrigerant.

1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
The 1994 Chevrolet Caprice retained
a conservative look, but got new engines.

1994 Chevrolet Caprice Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Caprice

4,036-4,541

$18,995-$22,495

104,724

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