The 1985 Cavalier sporty "Type 10" appealed to
a broad spectrum of shoppers.
The H.O. V-6 had port fuel injection, replacing the carburetor used previously on this engine. Continuing as the base powerplant was the 2.0-liter 88-horsepower four with throttle-body injection, now rated at 88 horsepower.
Standard with either engine was a four-speed manual transmission, but the five-speed manual was only available with the four-cylinder. Both could also get an optional three-speed automatic.
In other 1985 news, all two-door Cavaliers got a revised instrument panel with center console and optional digital instrumentation.
Because GM wanted to boost its 1984 EPA fuel-economy ratings to satisfy CAFE requirements, the Cavalier's 1984 model year extended into the winter. As a result, the 1985's appeared late, which adversely affected that year's production figures.
Yet despite the short model year, more than 383,000 Cavaliers were sold, making Cavalier not only the most popular Chevrolet but also the most popular car in America -- again.
1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Facts
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The zesty Z24 Hatchback helped make the
1984 Chevy Cavalier a runaway hit.
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