2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

  • Despite various revisions, there's no hiding the fact that the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 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, ABS no longer standard.

  • What's New for 2005

    No major changes as the Chevy Cavalier gallops into the automotive sunset.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car ever owned

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my manual 2005 LS cavalier in 2006 with only 10k miles on it. I now have almost 96k on it and its still running great! I love this car. Over the 4 years that i have owned my car, i have only had 1 major problem and that is the clutch cable went out 2 times. Other than that, this is the most reliable vehicle that i have owned. Nothing wrong with the engine after all of the long trips and miles this car has went through. No complaints here. The cavalier is still mechanically wonderful, easy on gas with avg of 32mpg for me, reasonably comfortable, the AC/Heat are great,keyless entry, sunroof, and great factory sound system! I love this car and would recommend it to anyone.




It's orange

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

The only problem I've had so far is the the wheel speed sensor went bad, around $100 to fix. The car is quick for a 4 cyl, it has some cool features such as XM radio, and is fun to drive. The only thing I don't like is the color, which is orange, my own fault.




Great car, no problems

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I have had no problems to date with the car and it gets great gas mileage. I wish I had the 5 speed version but the auto was still good. The car is responsive and handles great.




Let's be honest...

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

...if it weren't for the fantastic rebate, I would not have bought this car. I preferred a Corolla and almost bought a Focus ZX3. But, then the rebates came out. I did some checking and spoke with some co-workers: it got good consumer reviews and owners gave this car praise. It is uncomfortable and difficult to get in and out of. The back seats is only for smaller people. There's very good trunk space considering its size- better than a Pontiac G6! It's fun to drive and has good power and is stable on the highway at high speeds. Minor engine chip problem but dealer was very responsive.



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Our little puddle jumper

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Where do I start? We have owned the car since February 2005, purchased new. The reason for purchase was the price of gasoline and a long drive to work. We are getting 32 mpg without A/C and 29 with A/C. The power of the 2.2 Ecotec is incredible. If you need to go, you can go! The stereo is awesome. I really like the fold down rear seats for storage during transportation. Handling is really tight, a very fun car to drive. When doing oil changes, there is no mess with the filter being on top of the engine. Itís kind of nice not having oil running down your forearm for a change. Chevrolet is really pushing the Cobalts, so if you want a good deal, they are darn near giving away Cavaliers.




I love it!

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I love my Chevy Cavalier. I don't look at other cars anymore and wish I had them! I am 400% completely satisfied with my purchase and if this one should ever run down...many many years from now...I know that I'll be purchasing another Cavalier to replace it!



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Full 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Review

What's New for 2005

No major changes as the Chevy Cavalier gallops into the automotive sunset.

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Talk About The 2005 Cavalier

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Discussions See all Started By

matchgame1974
matchgame1974
08-21-2005
I went to cars.com and had them compare the 2005 sedan models of a Dodge Neon, Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire, and a Ford Escape. So I've done my homework....


mandi77
mandi77
06-21-2005
Hi, I was just searching the web for help with my cavalier, and came across this website, how awesome is this. I never knew this stuff was available. Anyways, I was reading some of the posts and it ap...


pccobra
pccobra
09-17-2005
Hi folks, can anyone tell me where I can locate online the wiring diagrams for the Chevy Cavalier 2005?...



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