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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Trim

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
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
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 56.4
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 13.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.2 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFB
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2701 2617
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 105
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 140 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Spectra Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style 4dr Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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