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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 53.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 13.2
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 105
Engine
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
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
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
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs

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