Compare 1997 Saturn SL vs 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1997 Saturn SL
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
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SL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL Manual 28 40 $9,535 $10,595
SL1 Manual 28 40 $10,435 $11,595
SL1 Automatic 27 37 $11,191 $12,435
SL2 Manual 27 37 $11,245 $12,495
SL2 Automatic 24 34 $12,001 $13,335
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 37 $10,376 $10,980
4-Door Sedan 25 37 $10,565 $11,180
2-Door Coupe RS 25 37 $11,308 $12,225
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,376 $13,380
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $13,235 $14,465
2-Door Convertible LS 25 34 $16,589 $17,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,535
$10,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,595
$10,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$177 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
56.8 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.8 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 13.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
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)
7.9 x 1.2 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x 0.7 10.2 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 15.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
24.4 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.6
Steering Type
Manual Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2321.0 2584
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
96 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 525
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 5000 120 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 2400 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N/A LN2
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.2L/133
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 37
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/4th & 5th OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.923 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.809 2.18
Trans Order Code
N/A MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.060 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.810 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Trans, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
8.27 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.172 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.605 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saturn SL Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
28 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 0.74
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
28 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

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