Chevy Cobalt
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Chevy
Model: Cobalt
Chevy Cobalt

Chevrolet introduced the Chevrolet Cobalt, a compact car, in 2004 for the 2005 model year. Thankfully, the Cobalt replaces the Cavalier in Chevrolet's compact car line. General Motors is hoping that the Cobalt is able to compete with other compact cars like the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla, the Mazda 3, and the VW Jetta. Drivers can have the Cobalt as a coupe or as a sedan. The vehicle is based upon the GM Delta platform; the same platform that is used for the Chevrolet HHR, the Pontiac G5 and the Saturn ION. Lordstown, Ohio is home to the plant that has been manufacturing these compact cars. Note that the EPA has listed the Cobalt as a subcompact vehicle, although Chevrolet continues to refer to the model as a compact car. In 2006 a non-supercharged Cobalt SS was added to production. This car comes equipped with a 2.4 L naturally aspirated Ecotec inline-4. This places the LS as the base model while the LT is being marketed as a mid-range package. In 2007 more updates and changes occurred at which time both engines were retuned for more power while amazingly retaining the same fuel economy. The 2.2 L Ecotec is now rated at 110 kW (148 hp) with the 2.4 L Ecotec rated at 130 kW (173 hp). Additional changes were made to the interior of the Cobalt, such as a new console, a new radio head unit with an audio input jack and a new steering wheel of all things. The weight of the Cobalt is average compared to the other cars in its class. It comes in at 2681 lb for the coupe and 2747 lb for the sedan. The fuel economy of the vehicle is middle of the road at 25-mpg city and 34-mpg highway. The Cobalt is one of the best selling vehicles that General Motors is offering today.

<< Back to Vehicle Index
Back To Top