Compare 2005 Kia Spectra vs 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

2005 Kia Spectra
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,145 $12,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $13,060 $13,850
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,200 $14,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $14,095 $15,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
5-Door HB Manual 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
5-Door HB Automatic 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
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2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV
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
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,145
$9,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,850
$10,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$172 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 86.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 13.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.2 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 2617
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 525
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 140 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/4th & 5th OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.94
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Kia Spectra Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Axle

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