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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $11,141 $11,916
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $14,974 $16,016
4-Door Sedan LS 23 31 $13,516 $14,456
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $11,234 $12,016
2-Door Convertible Z24 23 33 $18,340 $19,616
2-Door Coupe RS 24 34 $12,319 $13,176
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,141
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,916
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 49.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 84.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 32.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2584 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 3600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code LN2 NA
Displacement 2.2L/133 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.12
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.60
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.74 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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