Retro Cars Wiki

The Chevrolet Beretta 2-door coupe was introduced in 1987. As a 5-passenger sporty alternative to Chevy's Corsica 4-door sedan, the Beretta was designed to compete with the likes of the Ford Probe, Acura Integra and Toyota Celica.

Year-to-year changes[]

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
GT Z26


A was available in three models -- base, GT and GTZ.


Standard for '92 was the antilock braking system, and the base coupe gained 15 horsepower.


This was the last model year for the 5-speed manual transmission and the peppy 170-hp 2.3-liter dohc Quad 4 engine, along with the GT and GTZ models.


In 1994, the Beretta was now available in standard and upscale Z26 trim, and offered high content at an affordable price. Beretta's personality ran the gamut from mild-mannered, in base trim, to exciting and sporty with the Z26 package.

The standard coupe model was powered by a 120-horsepower 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or optional 3-speed automatic. An optional 3.1-liter V6 upped the horsepower to 155, but was available only with a 4-speed automatic. The new automatic transmissions no longer required periodic fluid changes. An optional sport suspension was the ticket for spirited driving styles. The Z26 option included the V6 with 4-speed automatic, along with bigger tires, fast-ratio steering and a package of aerodynamic body panels. Inside that package were some upgraded interior appointments.


New for '95 was a redesigned rear suspension that complemented the refinements from the 1994 Chevrolet Beretta to the front suspension. Standard equipment across the board included antilock brakes, driver's airbag, air conditioning, power door locks and battery-rundown protection. A new safety feature was daytime running lights, a low-power-consumption system that was used to turn the headlamps on and off automatically with the car's ignition for higher visibility.


With not many changes for the 1996 Chevrolet Beretta (aside from now standard power locks), the last of these cars left the assembly line on July 30, 1996.

Retail prices[]

As of mid-1994:

  • $12,995 (1995 Chevrolet Beretta)
  • $16,295 (1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 V6)

As of mid-1995:

  • $12,500 (1995 Chevrolet Beretta)
  • $16,295 (1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26)

As of September 4, 1995:

  • $12,795 (1996 Chevrolet Beretta)
  • $16,795 (1996 Chevrolet Beretta Z26)

Shipping prices[]

  • $485 (1993-1994 models)
  • $495 (1995-1996 models)