The Cavalier will soon be departing to make way for the
all-new Chevy Cobalt, a car that the manufacturer hopes
will take off where the Cavalier left off. That is, it needs
to be as dependable, comfortable and durable as the Cavalier
ever was. It will be a tough act to follow, for sure, but
Chevy has never shied away from a challenge.
Not surprisingly, there aren't any changes to this year's
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. It continues on with its blend
of power, performance and comfort, all wrapped under a reasonable
The 2005 lineup includes a four-door sedan and a stylish
two-door coupe. Coupes are available in four trims: base,
1SV, LS and LS Sport. Sedans are offered in all but the
Both the coupe and the sedan offer seating for up to five
passengers. In addition, they both have roughly the same
interior cargo volume, which averages out to slightly more
than 13 cubic feet.
Entry-level models are equipped with air conditioning,
power steering, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a
center console, a split folding rear seat with trunk pass-through
and an AM/FM radio. Top-line LS and LS Sport models add
a CD player, cruise control, power mirrors, windows and
door locks and remote keyless entry.
Options for 2005 include the OnStar system, XM Satellite
Radio and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with premium speakers.
LS Sport models stand out with a rear spoiler, fog lights,
205/55R16 tires and chrome alloy wheels. These can all be
added to the other trims.
Not all Cavaliers are created equal. Cavalier's appearance
on the National Hot Rod Association racing circuit has generated
enormous interest in the vehicle, as fans enjoy the excitement
of a 1,000-horsepower Cavalier rocketing down the quarter-mile
at 180 mph.
However, the street-legal 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier has a
much more modest power dosage. 2005 models are fitted with
an Ecotec 2.2-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. It is mated
to a standard 5-speed manual or the optional Hydra-Matic
4T40-E 4-speed automatic transmission, and it generates
140 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 150 lb-ft of torque at 4000
Safety and Security
Antilock brakes are standard with both LS models-optional
with the others. The LATCH child seat system is standard
across the line.
In addition to frontal-impact front airbags and three-point
front seat belts, the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier provides standard
three-point seat belts for all rear-seat occupants, plus
optional front driver and passenger seat-mounted torso airbags
with thorax protection (side impact airbags).
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
- New for 2005
of the Bi-Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system