The Chevrolet Cavalier was a compact car made from 1982 to 2005 by General Motors. The vehicle's design was changed several times. The Cavalier also donned a twin car the Pontiac Sunbird, replaced by the Pontiac Sunfire in 1995.
The station wagon was sold until 1994. The 1995-2005 Cavalier received a Poor rating in the IIHS' frontal off-set crash test. Meaning, head, neck and leg injury risk were extremely high. In 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier was replaced by the Cobalt in the United States and the Chevrolet Optra in Canada & Mexico.