Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,184 - $10,325
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
140
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,184 - $10,325
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
140
Seats
5

Chevrolet Cavalier Models & Trims

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Reviews

3.87

124 Reviews

27% 41% 26% 6% 1%

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Why someone may choose a cobalt for a dependable vehicle.

The cobalt that I own is very cheap on gas, it is small easy to take curves, hangs to the road descent, comfortable to ride in. This vehicle tells me when I am low on fuel, my average speed that I drive, how many miles per gallon I am getting to the mile, shows me when I am low on oil and how much percentage of oil that is left in the vehicle. It shows how fast I am driving while everything lights up in the dash. You can also plug in any device to listen to music with. The seats are very comfortable, smooth ride. I can adjust my seat the way that I want it, has cup holders in the front and in the back of the car for passengers. It also has a button you can click and it will tell you how much air pressure is in your tires, and on each one of them. It has a lot of room in the trunk for groceries. It is a very dependable car, I would recommend it to new buyers. It comes with a CD player, radio. Anything that could go wrong with this type of vehicle you can use the button on the steering wheel and it will tell you what your vehicle needs and when so you will not be blindsided about any problems you may have in the future. I strongly encourage buyers to choose a cobalt.

- Jessica J

Chevy cavalier: plain, but very dependable.

My Chevy cavalier has got to be one of the most reliable little cars out there. It is driven me from Alabama to Arkansas multiple times and I never had an issue. The gas mileage is decent; I have never felt like I was having to fill up too often. It is comfortable, can fit 4 people well, and I have never felt unsafe. It does not have any super recent tech in it, just a CD player, but I have never felt the need to put anything new in. It even has cranks to roll the windows up and down, which some people probably hate, but I think it adds to the charm. Everything else you would need from a car is there though: a/c and heating, airbags, etc. I am not very knowledgeable about cars, so my review probably is not too well-informed and helpful, but I really do think that if you do not need all the fancy tech, and you just want a car that will take you wherever you need to go for a long time, this is what you need. If you value dependability, this is the car for you.

- Samantha C

Not bad little used car. Cute.

Um, no major problem since purchased. Had minor problems due to the age of the vehicle but that's about it. Nothing out of the ordinary. Very pleased with the reliability of this car. I might mention that there is a problem with one of the back doors. The left hand side passenger door does not stay closed and the window does not work anymore. Normal wear and tear so I am not sure what that is about. . Comfort wise, the front seats are comfortable the back not so much. You can for one feel cold air entering the car from trunk space. Two it's really small.

- Rachel D

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,184 - $3,346
$10,325

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
140 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.2L DOHC 16
2.2L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 - 38.9 in.
37.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.7 - 34.4 in.
32.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 - 37.2 in.
36.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.2 - 13.6 cu. ft.
13.2 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.1 in.
104.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.6 ft.
35.6 ft.

Length

Length
180.9 in.
180.9 in.

Width

Width
67.9 - 68.7 in.
68.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2617 - 2676 .lbs
2617 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
140 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
150 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 35 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
24 - 26 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 36 mpg
34 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety