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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/150
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,030
  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/150
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,230
  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/150
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,530
  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/150
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,730
  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/150
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $16,830
  • 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      33
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      140/150
    • ENGINE
      2.2L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,030
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Review

Dated exterior design with basic safety, entertainment, and convenience features.

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Overview

The 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier comes with a sedan body design that looks dated. It therefore may not compete powerfully with the classier designs on the market. It comes with a redesigned exterior that has a sloping hood and a stretched-out grille. This edition comes in a coupe and sedan body. It comes with a 2.2-liter engine that emits 140-horsepower. It has various optional features and six trims.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, sedan
Engines: 2.2-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual overdrive, four-speed automatic overdrive
Models: Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe, Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan, Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe, Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sedan, Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe, Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Sedan

What's New

The new features on the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier include a better exterior appearance. The exterior has a sloping hood and a stretched-out front grille. It comes with body color mirrors, door handles, and moldings. The only engine available with this model is the 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engine. Some of the safety features that were standard on earlier models now come as optional features on this model such as Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS). The entertainment features a better and the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier comes with satellite radio capabilities.

Exterior

The 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier base model comes with 14 x 6 inch steel wheels and P195/70R14 tires. The vehicle comes with intermittent wipers and the rear window comes with defogger. The exterior dimensions of the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier are 68.7 inches wide, 53 inches high, 180.9 inches long, and it sits on a 104.1-inch wheelbase. It can handle 13.2 cubic feet of cargo.

Interior

The 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier’s seats are cloth. It comes with bucket seats in the front. The rear seat has a pass-through armrest in the center that enables the vehicle to transport longer items in the trunk. The 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier has storage in the front console, and in the door pockets. The vehicle has cup holders in the front and rear and comes with power steering.

The interior comforts of the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier are simple. It comes with air conditioning, and the dashboard has a clock and a tachometer. On the dashboard, the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier has an entertainment system consisting of an AM/FM stereo. The vehicle offers 37.6 inches of headroom, 50 inches of hip room, 41.9 inches of legroom, and 53.9 inches of shoulder room.

Performance & Handling

The 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier comes with a small, 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engine with 140-hp at 5600 rpm horsepower, 150 lb-ft at 4000 rpm torque, double overhead cam (DOHC), and 16 valves. The vehicle is front-wheel drive, and has a five-speed manual transmission. The suspension system comes with MacPherson strut suspension, a torsion beam suspension in the rear, and front independent suspension.

Safety

The safety features in the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier include height-adjustable headrests in the front and in the rear. The rear seat comes with child seat anchors. This edition comes with seatbelts with pre-tension system, an anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, powerful headlamps, daytime running lights, ventilated discs in the front and rear drum brakes in the rear, brake-force distribution, and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe: 26/33 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan: 24/33 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe: 26/33 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sedan: 26/33 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe: 26/33 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Sedan: 26/33 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Entertainment features
  • Safety fittings
  • Stability
  • Performance at high speeds

You Won't Like

  • Engine power
  • Interior upholstery
  • Body shape
  • Crash test results
  • Outclassed by lower end competition

Sum Up

Dated exterior design with basic safety, entertainment, and convenience features.

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