Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1991[edit | edit source]

Geo's largest vehicle, the Prizm, originally included a 5-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan, as both base and GSi models.

1992[edit | edit source]

The 5-door hatchback was dropped in 1992, leaving only the 4-door sedan.

1993[edit | edit source]

The Geo Prizm sedan was redesigned, and offered in two trim levels, standard and the more deluxe LSi. Prizm was a GM/Toyota joint project. It competed with Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra and Hyundai Elantra.

The standard sedan used a 105-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine, while LSi models had 10 more hp available with an optional 1.8-liter Four. Standard transmission with either engine was a 5-speed manual. A 3-speed automatic transaxle was an option with the smaller engine, while an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic was the option with the bigger powerplant.

All Prizms came with dual outside mirrors, and stainless steel exhaust systems standard. Dual-mode safety belts on the front passenger seat and outboard rear seating positions made the installation of child safety seats less of a chore. The LSi added air conditioning, full wheel covers, split folding 60/40 rear seat, an optional rear stabilizer bar (which comes with the larger engine), and upscale interior trim. 

Other options included an electric sunroof, rear window defogger, dual power outside mirrors and antilock brakes. Three audio packages, all optional, began with an AM/FM stereo, and ended with a tape/CD player and six speakers.

1994[edit | edit source]

Dual airbags were added for this year.

1995[edit | edit source]

Although there were virtually no changes in 1995, the Prizm did have some new interior fabrics, exterior colors and new wheel covers.

1997[edit | edit source]

The Prizm drops to 100 horsepower.

1998[edit | edit source]

The 3rd-generation Prizm arrived as a Chevrolet, as General Motors had decided to close Geo and convert all its existing models to Chevrolets. The new Prizm featured a lighter, more efficient motor and numerous optional features, like antilock brakes and an outside temperature sensor.

This generation of the Prizm ended production in late 2001 as GM had decided to discontinue the model.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

4DR Hatchback[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Base $10,295 February 10, 1991
1991 GSi $12,695 February 10, 1991

4DR Sedan[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Base $9,680 February 10, 1991
1991 GSi $12,195 February 10, 1991
1992 Base $10,125 October 13, 1991
1992 GSi $13,770 October 13, 1991
1995 Base $11,675 September 5, 1994
1995 LSi $12,340 September 5, 1994
1996 Base $12,485 September 4, 1995
1996 LSi $13,145 September 4, 1995

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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