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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
No Data Available
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
MSRP
$22,095
Invoice
$22,073
Average Price Paid
$20,737
7 listings nationwide

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,744

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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan competing with the likes of the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. The current generation debuted for 2016, then ...

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

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

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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

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
GuruC4G35 writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Dodge Charger R/T RWD worse.
"My choice "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Dodge Charger R/T RWD worse.
"My choice"

Specs

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
33 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
2.91 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
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 --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional --
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.9 in 41.5 in
Back Legroom 32.7 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 15.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 180.9 in 194.2 in
Width 68.7 in 73 in
Height 53 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 104.1 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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