1994 Chevrolet Cavalier

The 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier mid-level RS Series Coupe, part of the 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier line.
The mid-level RS series was offered as a
sedan, convertible, and this coupe.

The 1994 Chevy Cavalier had a stronger base engine and a new unlock feature for its standard automatic door locks as the car entered its 13th model year. Otherwise, in what would turn out to be its final showing in this form, the Cavalier continued much as before, though model choices were trimmed somewhat.

The stripper VL was now offered only in coupe and sedan body styles, losing its wagon variant. Likewise the mid-range RS, though it continued to also offer a convertible.

Z24s once again came in coupe and convertible form. That left the wagon -- which now came in only one unnamed trim level, though its list of standard equipment mimicked the RS line.

Base engine was again a 2.2-liter four, but it gained 10 horsepower, now rated at 120. A five-speed manual was standard on most models, but some RS versions came standard with the available three-speed automatic.

Standard on Z24s and optional on RSs was a 3.1-liter V-6, still putting out 140 horsepower. It could again be mated to either a five-speed manual or the three-speed automatic.

Cavalier never did adopt air bags in this generation, relying instead on door-mounted safety belts that could be left buckled to automatically deploy when the doors were opened. It did have anti-lock brakes, however -- as standard equipment -- something most other small cars offered only as an expensive option if at all.

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Facts

Model
Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Cavalier
2,509-2,695
$8,845-$19,995
273,626

The 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Series Convertible, part of the 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier line.
This mid-level Cavalier RS series
convertible was priced at $16,995.

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