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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,118
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,030
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 95
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 106.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 185.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr
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 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/- TBD - 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.18
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Independent
 
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