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

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1989 Buick Skyhawk
Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,820

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...

1989 Buick Skyhawk
Coupe FWD
No Expert Reviews

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

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

1989 Buick Skyhawk
Coupe FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
1989 Buick Skyhawk
Coupe FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
22 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
33 MPG
29 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
90 hp @ 5,600 RPM
90 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
108 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
108 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9:1
9:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Optional --
Driver Airbag 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 --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Optional --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.9 in 42 in
Back Legroom 32.7 in 31 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft --
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 180.9 in 178 in
Width 68.7 in 65 in
Height 53 in 52 in
Wheelbase 104.1 in 101.1 in

Available Options

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
1989 Buick Skyhawk
Coupe FWD

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