Chevrolet Cavalier Models and Cavalier History

The Chevrolet Cavalier was first introduced for the 1982 as a front-wheel drive compact car to a North American automobile public demanding smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. A car squarely directed as a competitor against import compact products (namely the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla), the Cavalier steadily recorded more than 250,000 in annual sales for General Motors from 1983 through to the mid-1990s. In 1995, the Chevrolet Cavalier received a considerable redesign that resulted in a more aerodynamically efficient exterior and a modernized interior. In 1998, the Cavalier was offered as a two-door coupe, four-door sedan as well as a convertible.


Standard features found on the compact Chevrolet included dual front airbags and air conditioning. Base power came from a 115-horsepower, 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. For the coupe and convertible version of the Chevrolet Cavalier, a 2.4-liter engine generating 155 horsepower propelled a sport-oriented Z24 trim. The 1998 Cavalier Z24 models also included a sport-tuned suspension and 16-inch alloy wheels. A sedan version of the Z24 model was added in 2002. In 2001, the Chevrolet Cavalier discontinued its convertible focusing only on the hardtop products. Engine power underwent a major change in the Cavalier in 2002 with the base powerplant being replaced by an Ecotec engine.


Consisting of an aluminum cylinder head and engine block, the Ecotec 2.2-liter powerplant was smoother as well as more potent than its predecessor. The Ecotec 2.2-liter engine gave 140 horsepower to the front wheels of the Cavalier. The 2003 Cavalier introduced a mild exterior styling refresh took place with the Cavalier involving more aggressive-looking headlights and more grille work above the front bumper. In 2005, Chevrolet chose dropped the Cavalier nameplate with the arrival of a completely new compact car called the Cobalt. After 23 years, roughly 7.3 million Chevrolet Cavaliers were produced.

New and Used Cavalier Prices, Chevrolet Cavalier Model Years and History

The 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier is a compact five-passenger car available as a coupe or a sedan and it has reached the end of its production life, to be replaced by the Cobalt.
Offered as a compact coupe or sedan, the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier comes nicely equipped for such an affordable car and has an economical 2.2L four-cylinder under the hood.
Available as a sedan or a coupe, the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier has an updated chassis which provides a smoother and better handling ride than in years past.
The 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier is a five-passenger compact car available as a coupe or a sedan, and it is rated at over 30 mpg on the highway.
Capable of 33 mpg on the highway, the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier is an efficient and affordable compact car with room for five passengers and available in coupe or sedan body styles.
The 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier is a compact car available as a coupe or sedan which gets over 30 mpg on the highway, and it has received styling upgrades for the new model year.
The 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier is a compact car that is available as a five-passenger coupe and sedan, or a four-passenger two-door convertible.
The 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier is an affordable and efficient compact car which is available as a coupe, sedan, or two-door convertible, all of which achieve over 30 mpg on the highway.