Chevrolet Cavalier

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier

The 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier VL Coupe, part of the 1991 Chevy Cavalier line.
This VL Coupe was the price leader for the 1991 model year.

The 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier featured mild restyling along with revised instruments and controls as the car entered its tenth model year. Up front, the traditional grille was replaced by a solid panel, while in back, the taillamps extended all the way from the license plate to the fender edges.

Inside, rotary knobs were used in lieu of buttons and slide levers for the headlight and wiper controls. A restyled dash with built-in shelf added dual slide-out cup holders, while the instrument panel added coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges. Z24s got a new four-way adjustable driver's seat and optional CD player.

The usual three body styles were offered at the start of the year -- coupe, sedan, and wagon -- but midyear saw the return of the Cavalier convertible. Three trim levels were available. The VL carried over as a price leader, while the base models were renamed RS. Z24 returned as the sporting alternative. The revived convertible was offered only in RS guise this time around; previously, it came only in Z24 trim.

Powertrains were unchanged, with a 95-horsepower 2.2-liter four standard in VL and RS models (except the convertible), and a 140-horsepower 3.1-liter V-6 standard in RS convertibles and Z24s, and optional in RS wagons.

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The 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Convertible, part of the 1991 Chevy Cavalier line.
At $15, 214, this Chevy Cavalier RS convertible
was the priciest 1991 model.

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