Specs

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2dr Coupe

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600

Engine

Displacement 2.4L/146
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LD9
Engine Order Code LN2
Engine Type Gas L4
Displacement 2.2L/133

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 53.0
Liftover Height (in) 26.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.6
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style 2 Door Coupe

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.74
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P195/65R15
Front Tire Size P195/70R14
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Trans Type 4
Trans Type 3
Trans Order Code MM5
Trans Order Code MX0
Trans Order Code MX1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.18
Clutch Size (in) 8.46
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.91
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Type 5

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2584

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4