For 2004, Chevrolet's sporty Cavalier is safer than ever
before. It now offers a center rear three-point seat belt,
as well as optional driver and front passenger seat-mounted
torso airbags with thorax protection (side impact air bags).
Other changes include a new appearance package and two
new exterior colors. In other words, the 2004 Chevrolet
Cavalier is even sportier than previous models. What it
continues to provide is a well-appointed interior, a peppy
engine and exceptional handling.
The 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier is offered in three trims: base,
LS and LS Sport.
The Cavalier comes as a two-door coupe or as a four-door
sedan. Both body styles fit five passengers. The sedan has
slightly more cargo volume and head and legroom.
Base 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier models have such features
as air conditioning, power steering, a cloth/vinyl upholstery,
a center console and a split folding rear seat. LS models
add an AM/FM/CD player, cruise control and power mirrors,
windows and door locks.
For listening pleasure, 2004 Chevrolet Cavaliers present
an optional CD/MP3 music player. Also available is XM satellite
radio and its 100 digital channels.
The Chevrolet Cavalier got a major exterior restyling in
2003. The 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier offers chrome aluminum
wheels, specific body-color door handles, body-color exterior
mirror housings for the power mirrors and a high profile
rear spoiler. Two new colors debut as well: Rally Yellow
and Sunburst Orange Metallic.
The sole engine powering all three Chevrolet Cavalier models
is a 2.2-liter, inline Ecotec 4-cylinder model. It lets
the front-wheel drive Cavalier produce 140 horsepower at
5600 rpm and 150 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.
4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions are
available. Automatics have a fuel rating of 24/32 mpg (city/highway),
while manuals get 25/33 mpg (city/highway).
Both LS models features a FE2 sport suspension system,
which provides excellent handling and road feel. The sport
suspension results in flatter, more precise cornering, more
driver feedback and better communication between car and
driver. It also has front and rear sway bars that stiffen
Safety and Security
In addition to its new safety features, the 2004 Chevrolet
Cavalier also has GM's LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children) system. It can be combined with a top shelf
tether to enable adults to securely install LATCH-compatible
child seats without using a seatbelt. Rear child seat anchors
are located in the floorpan with an attachment at the juncture
of the seat cushion and seat back.
The handy OnStar system continues as an option for the
LS and LS Sport models.