1993 Chevrolet Cavalier

The 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Convertible, part of the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier line.
The 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier line included this RS convertible.

The 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier saw only minor changes for this model year, but they made Chevy's aging subcompact a more flexible offering. Model choices remained the same: stripper VL coupe, sedan, and wagon; mid-level RS in those body styles plus a convertible; and sporty Z28 in coupe and convertible only.

Both the RS and Z28 convertibles gained a glass rear window for 1993, which allowed a rear defroster to join the ragtops' list of options. All RS models could now be ordered with the Z24's 140-horsepower 3.1-liter V-6, which was formerly optional only on the wagon.

Standard on RS models was again a 110-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, which was the only powerplant offered in the stripper VL series. Both engines came standard with a five-speed manual transmission; a three-speed automatic was optional.

Also for 1993, RS Cavaliers wore Z24-level cloth interior trim, RS wagons got a split-folding rear seat, and a low-oil-level warning light was added to cars equipped with the V-6 engine.

The availability of the optional CD player was also expanded to include the budget VL models. Sales increased over the uninspiring 1992 total, enough to return Cavalier to the number-one spot in Chevrolet's line.

1993 Chevrolet Cavalier Facts

Model
Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Cavalier
2,509-2,695
$8,520-$18,305
250,728

The 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe, part of the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier line.
This 1993 Chevy Cavalier Z24 Coupe was among
the priciest models for this year.

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