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Selected Style 2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 ULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 1.8 28 35 $12,335 $12,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SULEV 1.8 28 35 $12,335 $12,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 1.8 28 34 $13,100 $13,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SULEV 1.8 28 34 $13,100 $13,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 1.8 S 28 35 $13,858 $14,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SULEV 1.8 S 28 35 $13,858 $14,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 1.8 S 28 34 $14,602 $15,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SULEV 1.8 S 28 34 $14,602 $15,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LEV SE-R 23 28 $16,555 $17,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LEV SE-R Spec V 23 29 $16,741 $18,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,757
$12,335
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,325
$12,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$172 / month
$215 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 52.1
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.8 88.5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 57.3
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 99.8
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 67.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 177.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 11.6
Brakes
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.12 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 17.48
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 Temporary
Front Tire Order Code QFB NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QFB NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/60HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 2513
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 Temporary
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 129 @ 2400
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 126 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.18
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.33
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.29
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.96
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
 
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