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2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,643
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,975
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Honda Civic
EX 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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...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.

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No User Reviews
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

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
42 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
180 hp @ 6,000 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.87 in x 3.52 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Rear Side Airbags Optional --
Curtain 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
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 32.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.8 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.3 in 180.9 in
Width 70.9 in 68.7 in
Height 55.7 in 53 in
Wheelbase 107.7 in 104.1 in

Available Options

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

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