During Geo's years in the market from 1989 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2003, the Cavalier was Chevrolet's entry-level car.

Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1991[edit | edit source]

During its second generation, the Chevrolet Cavalier consisted of a 2-door convertible (RS only), 2-door coupe (RS, VL and Z24 V6), 4-door sedan (RS and VL), and a 4-door station wagon (RS and VL).

1992[edit | edit source]

A new 6-cylinder Z24 convertible was added to the Cavalier's lineup in 1992.

1994[edit | edit source]

The 3.1-liter V6 engine and the station wagon models were no longer available after this model year. The last of these models went on sale through early 1995.

1995[edit | edit source]

Like its Pontiac Sunfire sibling, the Cavalier was all-new for 1995. The latest edition in this million-selling low-priced car line featured a wider track and a longer wheelbase, improvements that were intended to give it a comfort and handling advantage over such competing models as the Ford Escort, Nissan Sentra/200SX, Dodge/Plymouth Neon and Toyota Corolla.

After it was unveiled at the New York International Automobile Show on March 30, 1994, the all-new Cavalier was launched in stages. The base Cavalier coupes and sedans, formerly the VL, plus the midlevel LS (formerly RS) sedans were priced in July 1994, with sales beginning in September 1994. They were powered by a slightly revised version of the 1994 models' 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine. Unveiled on February 10, 1995, the performance-oriented 4-cylinder Z24 coupes and convertibles (both formerly RS) featured 2.3-liter Quad 4 powerplants.

A 5-speed manual transmission was standard on all Cavalier models except for the sedans (including the LS) and the convertible, which had a 3-speed automatic as standard. A 4-speed automatic was optional on all models, particularly Quad 4 models.

Standard features on all models included 4-wheel antilock brake system (ABS), dual airbags, twin sport mirrors, cloth upholstery with Scotchgard, variable-speed wipers and power steering. LS models included air conditioning, 15-in. wheels and tires, tachometer and special body molding.

With the RS discontinued, performance enthusiasts were soon able to order the hotter Z24 with its standard 16-in. wheels and tires, upgraded suspension settings for sportier handling, 150-horsepower Quad 4 engine (10 hp more than last year's V6) and sporty looks.

1996[edit | edit source]

The 1996 models went on sale in September 1995 with no changes to the trim levels.

1999[edit | edit source]

The convertible continued sales through the 2000 model year.

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

2DR Coupe[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 VL $7,995 February 10, 1991
1991 RS $9,065 February 10, 1991
1991 Z24 V6 $12,050 February 10, 1991
1992 VL $8,899 October 13, 1991
1992 RS $9,999 October 13, 1991
1992 Z24 V6 $12,995 October 13, 1991
1994 VL $8,970 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 RS $10,840 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 Z24 V6 $13,995 $475 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $10,060 $485 July 4, 1994
1995 Z24 $13,810 $485 January 3, 1995
1996 Base $10,500 $495 September 4, 1995
1996 Z24 $14,200 $495 September 4, 1995
1997 Base $10,980 $500 July 27, 1997
1997 RS $12,225 $500 July 27, 1997
1997 Z24 $14,465 $500 July 27, 1997

4DR Sedan[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 VL $8,270 February 10, 1991
1991 RS $9,265 February 10, 1991
1992 VL $8,999 October 13, 1991
1992 RS $10,199 October 13, 1991
1994 VL $9,120 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 RS $11,440 $475 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $10,265 $485 July 4, 1994
1995 LS $12,465 $485 July 4, 1994
1996 Base $10,700 $495 September 4, 1995
1996 LS $12,900 $495 September 4, 1995
1997 Base $11,180 $500 July 27, 1997
1997 LS $13,380 $500 July 27, 1997

4DR Wagon[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 VL $9,225 February 10, 1991
1991 RS $10,270 February 10, 1991
1992 VL $10,099 October 13, 1991
1992 RS $11,199 October 13, 1991
1994 RS $11,590 $475 December 17, 1993

2DR Convertible[edit | edit source]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1992 RS $15,395 October 13, 1991
1992 Z24 V6 $18,305 October 13, 1991
1994 RS $16,995 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 Z24 V6 $19,995 $475 December 17, 1993
1995 LS $17,210 $485 April 28, 1995
1996 LS $17,500 $495 September 4, 1995
1997 LS $17,935 $500 July 27, 1997

All 1994 models still remained in the North American market until at least 1996, especially as late as in May.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video Clips[edit | edit source]

Chevrolet_Cavalier_2DR_Coupe_(1995)

Chevrolet Cavalier 2DR Coupe (1995)

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