(4.2) 19 reviews
MSRP: $855$5,763
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 31
Engine: 140-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

Our Take on the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

Our Take

Chevrolet's smallest car got a fresh exterior look, including a restyled hood, grille and fascia, for the 2003 model year. The fenders and greenhouse were essentially unchanged, but the headlights and taillights were new. An antilock braking system was offered as an option rather than standa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Antiquated design
  • Nearing end of production
  • Resale value
  • NHTSA side-impact crash-test ratings

Notable Features

  • Coupe and sedan body styles
  • 140-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD layout

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 19 reviews

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My first Car

by CanaanAlexandre from Birmingham, AL on August 29, 2009

I got my 2005 Chevy Cavalier when I turned 17. I have had it for 3 years now and for the most part it has been a very good vehicle. Performance is adequate, except it is slow to 60mph. Handling is exc... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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