Complete Ford Aspire lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

1994 Ford Aspire - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1994 - 1998 Ford Aspire HatchbackAspire2 Trims 64 Hp

The Ford Aspire is a subcompact car manufactured and marketed by Ford from 1994 to 1997.

History of the Ford Aspire

The Ford Aspire was sold in North America from 1994 until 1997. It was the replacement for the Ford Festiva. It was the first car in its class to have dual airbags standard and anti-lock brakes optional. It came in two and four-door body styles, both hatchbacks. The 2-door was available in base and SE trim while the 4-door was only available in base trim. The SE model offered a sporting package that consisted of fog lights, a rear spoiler, alloy wheels, a blue face instrument cluster with a tachometer, and upgraded interior trim. The Aspire had very few options for the base model: cassette player, automatic transmission, rear defrost and wiper, alloy wheels, and a comfort and convenience package that had several minor interior upgrades. Due to slow sales, the SE model was dropped after 1995 along with all of its optional equipment. Power steering was only available with the 5-door automatic. The Aspire was given a facelift in 1997 with redesigned front and rear bumpers, a new radio, and new seat facings. The Aspire was discontinued after 1997, due to slow sales.


In 1997, Ford retailed the Ford Aspire with a starting MSRP of $9,630 ($17,862 in 2022) for the base model, rising to $10,260 ($19,031) for the top-spec variant.
The price range for a used Ford Aspire varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $2,500 and going to $6,000 for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Release Date

Ford replaced the Ford Estiva and released the Ford Aspire as its replacement. It was available in North America from 1994 to 1997.