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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

Chevrolet Cavalier Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

  • Despite the new look, there's no hiding the fact that this car was engineered more than a decade ago, leaving it hopelessly outclassed by nearly every other car on the market.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Low price, torquey four-cylinder engine, optional satellite radio and OnStar.

  • Cons

    Ancient design inside and out, cheap interior materials, poor build quality, low resale value, poor side-impact and front-offset crash test results.

  • What's New for 2004

    Not much. An upgraded stereo with a CD and MP3 player is now available on the base coupe and sedan. The Sport Appearance package that includes 16-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and sport suspension is also available on the base coupe and sedan.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Second one for me

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

This is my second Cavalier and am loving this car! I currently have a 98 coupe with 214000 miles on it and can expect the same from this one. These cars have always been reliable and inexpensive to repair. I really like the eye-catching exterior of the sport sedan, ie. wheels, spoiler and front end. Its a shame that GM discontinued the Cavalier and began producing the lemon named Cobalt! I will enjoy.




Reliable not comfortable...

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Love that the transmission and engine seem rock solid. Hate the noise and all the electrical issues. The low profile tires make for a noisy ride when combined with the lack of passenger cabin insulation. The paint job is not durable. Like the body moldings which gave the old classic a newer sporty look. Hate that pricey as it was to get the sport upgrade, it didn't come with power windows. Watch for lower blower motor issues, dash electronics issues and AC problems. The drivers side seat blew a spring in the first year. The gas tank reservoir will crack on these bad boys too. All pretty spendy repairs.




Bang for your buck

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Sporty looking, good car for a cheap price. Cheap and easy to maintain. Sound system is nice with Mp3 and XM. Slave cylinder went at 45,000k, but pretty good overall. Tops out at 107, so it's pretty fast




My '04 cavi

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

This hasn't been too bad of a car. Although, I dont think I get the mileage others do. The best I have gotten is 29 mpg on the interstate. I have had it in the shop 5 times for front end noise in less than a year. But I like the style, and for a 2.2 it has decent power.




Best car for the money!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Best car I have owned to date, very reliable! Can't wait to drive it again!!




Good car for the price!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I had already owned a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier which I used for work and travel. I NEVER had any problems with my '91, in fact it had 245,000+ miles when I purchased a 2004 LS Sport, which I like very much! Plus I got a great deal on it..from $19,395 to 13,300!! On a recent trip, 5 of us fix just right, and all our stuff fit in it's big trunk. I hope this model lasts as long and the other. Once a Chevy owner-- always a Chevy owner!!



Full 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Review

What's New for 2004

Not much. An upgraded stereo with a CD and MP3 player is now available on the base coupe and sedan. The Sport Appearance package that includes 16-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and sport suspension is also available on the base coupe and sedan.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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