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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,998
3 listings nationwide

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2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
LS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,630
4 listings nationwide

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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
LS FWD

After the new generation began in 2006, the 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo changed little from the ...

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

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

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
LS FWD
Team8829 writes:
Love the monte Carlo
5
mustangsally5o writes:
flex fuel + , tires n wheels large enough to not get stuck or bottom out in pot holes , good , a/c , comforta...
Back Seats Ranked 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT FWD better.
"more options , flex fuel , heated seats , stereo , "
Value Ranked 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT FWD better.
"flex fuel"
Sheila writes:
This was a fun car. But you still had plenty of space to stow in the trunk. I loved that it was a two door bec...
Looks/Style Ranked 2007 Nissan Maxima SE worse.
"Sporty and it didnt look like every other car on the market. It had its own sense of style. And it was a two door. "
Family Car Ranked 2007 Nissan Maxima SE better.
"4 door"

Specs

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
LS FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
19 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
33 MPG
29 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 17 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
211 hp @ 5,800 RPM
211 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
214 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
214 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.8:1
9.8:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.9 in x 3 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 1 stars 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger 2 stars 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.9 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 32.7 in 35.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 15.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.9 in 196.7 in
Width 68.7 in 72.9 in
Height 53 in 55.8 in
Wheelbase 104.1 in 110.5 in

Available Options

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
LS FWD

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