Compare 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vs 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

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4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,949 $17,430
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,949 $17,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GL 24 30 $16,813 $18,305
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 24 30 $16,813 $18,305
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 38 46 $17,448 $18,670
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GL 24 31 $17,285 $18,910
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $17,783 $19,460
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $17,783 $19,460
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 33 44 $18,521 $19,745
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GL 22 29 $18,358 $19,985
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GLS 24 30 $18,647 $20,335
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 30 $18,647 $20,335
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 38 46 $19,119 $20,480
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $19,119 $20,940
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 33 44 $20,192 $21,555
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 22 29 $20,192 $22,015
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLI 21 30 $21,170 $23,210
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLI 21 29 $21,703 $23,800
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2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV 26 33 $9,577 $10,135
2-Door Coupe Base 26 37 $13,309 $14,235
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,496 $14,435
2-Door Coupe LS 26 37 $14,871 $15,905
4-Door Sedan LS 26 37 $15,058 $16,105
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 37 $16,278 $17,410
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 37 $16,465 $17,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,949
$9,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,430
$10,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$169 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87 100
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 13.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.06 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2895 2617
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 140 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 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)
3.60 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/4th & 5th OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Axle

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