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1996 Chevrolet Beretta
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,990
2 listings nationwide

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,975
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1996 Chevrolet Beretta
FWD
No Expert Reviews
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

The 2005 model year was the last for the workhorse Chevrolet Cavalier. The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1996 Chevrolet Beretta
FWD
55
mandos 1996 Chevrolet Beretta FWDReview:

Beretta Review. — First car I've owned personally. It's held up alright, but damn is it a pain in the ass to fix. My d...

365
Jake 1996 Chevrolet Beretta FWDReview:

Awesome Car — Great car overall. Was not stock it was played with but no major problems. It was a DD. Drove about...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

45
deansue2 1996 Chevrolet Beretta FWDReview:

Would Be A Nice Car If I Can Find The Leak. — My sons first used car. Not to happy with it have a bad water leak when it rains. thought we found t...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
GuruW14LJ writes:
Sturdy little car with a surprisingly amount of room and hauling capacity. Trim was cheap and cracked easily.
105
tglenn76 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWDReview:

Perfect Car For Saving Gas! — This car has been driven by my 19 year old son since his junior year of high school. It has been th...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

55
Nick 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWDReview:

Pretty Good Car — i dont like that it has no power windows, no power locks, and the number one thing cruise control.th...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

1996 Chevrolet Beretta
FWD
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
--
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
--
31 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
120 hp @ 5,200 RPM
--
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
--
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
--
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
3,100 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 1 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 2 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.4 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 32.6 in 32.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 13.2 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 187.3 in 180.9 in
Width 67.9 in 68.7 in
Height 53 in 53 in
Wheelbase 103.4 in 104.1 in

Available Options

1996 Chevrolet Beretta
FWD
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

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