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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 37 $10,376 $10,980
4-Door Sedan 25 37 $10,565 $11,180
2-Door Coupe RS 25 37 $11,308 $12,225
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,376 $13,380
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $13,235 $14,465
2-Door Convertible LS 25 34 $16,589 $17,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,091
$10,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$10,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$183 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 32.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.4 87.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.1 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 55.8 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 180.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.6 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.3 56.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.4 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 7.87 x 1.77
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.33 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.96 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 35.6
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3015 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.1 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Engine
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.2L/133
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5200 120 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L82 LN2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.18
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.91
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Skylark Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.74
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Twist Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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