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2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$3,971
8 listings nationwide

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

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base

The 2005 Pontiac Sunfire is a sporty-looking 2-door budget coupe that packs a zippy little engine, making this a nice alternative for those wanting a sports-like ride but who haven't g...

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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...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

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
255
TCarp 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Cost Effective Reliable Car — Excellent car - model will go 200,000+ miles, No problems, performed in weather from -25 deg F to 10...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1,715
Andrew 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Bottom Line.. Its A Pontiac What Else Is There — Performance - This car performs like any pontiac should. Corners well, accels nice, stops when I wa...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

305
David 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Love My Sunfire — Very peppy and economical, easy to drive and it looks great and sporty, cheap to buy and run, build...

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

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
32 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
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 4 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Driver 1 stars 1 stars
Side Rear Passenger 2 stars 2 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 32.6 in 32.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 182 in 180.9 in
Width 68.4 in 68.7 in
Height 53 in 53 in
Wheelbase 104.1 in 104.1 in

Available Options

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

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