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The Car Connection Chevrolet Cobalt Overview
Viknesh Vijayenthiran Editor April 5, 2010
Angular Front Exterior View – 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 4-door Sedan LT w/1LT
The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car introduced by General Motors back in 2004 for the 2005 model year. It replaced the previous Cavalier and Prizm models in Chevrolet’s lineup and comes in both coupe and sedan bodystyles. The Cobalt shares its front-wheel drive Delta platform with several vehicles in the GM fleet, including the Chevrolet HHR and the former Pontiac G5 and Saturn Astra.
The five-seat Cobalt (although only four can sit comfortably) is reasonably priced at $14,990, which allows it to undercut the competition such as the Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra. The vehicle features an independent front suspension with MacPherson struts and a semi-independent torsion bar in the rear. Its wheelbase stretches 103.3 inches in length, which is more than many of its competitors, and it tips the scales at 2,681 pounds for the coupe and 2,747 pounds for the sedan.
The Cobalt was initially offered with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine with 145 horsepower on tap and a supercharged 2.0-liter mill with 205 horsepower reserved for a sporty SS model. For 2006 a non-supercharged SS model equipped with a 171 horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine was added to the lineup. The following year the two naturally aspirated engines in the Cobalt lineup were uprated to 148 and 173 horsepower, respectively.
The first major change came in the 2008 model year when the SS model was upgraded with a new 260 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. It also came with Brembo brakes, stability control and a five-speed manual. The 2009 model year saw GM finally drop the aging 2.4-liter engine, which meant there was no longer a naturally aspirated SS model on offer.
The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt is available in four trim levels: Base, LS, LT, and SS. The first three feature a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower. The naturally aspirated 2.2-liter engine is a little short on power but fuel economy is a bright spot as the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt is rated at 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The sporty SS model is now only available as a coupe but it still comes with a 260 horsepower turbocharged mill and returns a fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Next year the Cobalt will be replaced by the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. This European styled compact sedan is based on a modified version of the same platform underpinning the Cobalt, dubbed the Delta II, and it will be built at the same Lordstown plant in Ohio as the Cobalt.
Angular Rear Exterior View – 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 4-door Sedan LT w/1LT
Serial Items Found in the 2021 Chevrolet Cobalt
Considered one of the most complete sedans, the Chevrolet car offers its customers and users an extensive list of standard, all high-tech and modern items. The model offers various safety and comfort equipment. Below we list the main ones. Check out:
- Air conditioning;
- Reverse camera;
- Progressive Electrical Direction;
- On-board computer;
- Instrument Panel with Spin-Count, Speedometer with Digital Display and Odometer
- Radio and Cellular controls on the steering wheel;
- Chevrolet MyLink with 7 “touch screen LCD;
- Integration with smartphones;
- USB input and Aux-in;
- Bluetooth Connection for Cellular;
- Quick access buttons
- Audio streaming function, which enables the transmission of audio like music and voice
- Bluetooth connection for mobile phone **
- AM / FM radio, USB input and AUX-IN
- Integrated Waze, with maps and routes directly on the screen
- Among others.
Chevrolet Cobalt 2021 datasheet
Below, we gather information contained in the technical sheet of the entry version of the new Chevrolet Cobalt 2021 :
- Engine: 1.8 SPE / 4 – 4 Cylinders in line;
- Compression Ratio: 12.3;
- Power: 111 hp (e) / 106 hp (g) – 5,200 rpm;
- Torque: 174 Nm (e) – 2,600 rpm / 165 Nm – 2,800 rpm;
- Transmission: 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission;
- Brakes Front: Disc Ventilated;
- Rear Brakes: Drum;
- Direction: EPS – Electric Progressive;
- Suspension: Independent Type Macpherson in the front and semi independent with axle;
- torsion and stabilizer bar at the rear;
- Tires; 195/65 R15 – Wheel 6J X 15 – Lightweight Alloy 15 “;
- Power: Flex – Gasoline and Ethanol;
- Cold Start System: GM Chevrolet Easy-Start.
Dimensions and capacities
- Length: 4,481 mm;
- Width: 1.911 mm;
- Height: 2,005 mm;
- Wheelbase: 2,620 mm;
- Fuel tank: 54l;
- Door Handle: 563l;
- Weight: 1,104 kg LTZ / 1,129 Elite;
- Payload: 385 kg.
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