The 1996 Ford Aspire uses a more rounded body style than its predecessor, the Ford Festiva. It has a longer, wider, and more aerodynamic exterior appearance. This year, the Aspire gets a minor change in its front fascia. It does away with the front spoilers and adds body-colored window moldings and center roof pillars.
The tall roof of the 1996 Ford Aspire makes the cabin bigger than most other rivals. Headroom seems great for the front and back, but the lack of legroom at the rear can cause passengers discomfort. Another poor aspect of the Aspire results from the lack of upper body support in the front seats, although they feel quite supportive in general. Cargo space seems a little tight in the three-door hatchbacks, but the five-door models offer a better amount of space.
The 1996 Ford Aspire only comes in a base model. The SE that Ford previously offered gets dropped this year, along with several other optional and standard features. Moreover, the Aspire now comes in four new colors.
Road grip feels good for the 1996 Ford Aspire, and so does steering response. Without the power steering option, the Aspire proves a little difficult to steer.
|• 1996 Ford Aspire||Hatchback 3dr||1.3L 4 Cyl|
|• 1996 Ford Aspire||Hatchback 5dr||1.3L 4 Cyl|