Complete Chevrolet Cobalt lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2004 - 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SedanCobalt3 Trims 141 to 174 Hp 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2004 - 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt CoupeCobalt Coupe3 Trims 147 to 205 Hp

The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car manufactured and engineered by the Chevrolet marque of General Motors Company from 2004 to 2020.

History of the Chevrolet Cobalt

Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan (2004–2007)

The Chevrolet Cobalt debuted in 2004 as a replacement for the Cavalier. It was a compact sedan with lofty aspirations but few practical benefits, unless the buyer was a car rental business. General Motors hoped that by rebranding the Cavalier as the Cruze, they might erase the negative connotations associated with the Cavalier moniker. When Bob Lutz took over, he didn't want any more shortcuts. The carmaker didn't want to produce another low-cost, compact vehicle because it already had the Aveo based on a Korean platform.

Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan SS (2008–2010)

The 2008 Cobalt SS sedan looked similar to its predecessor, but it was a compact, four-door car you would still not fool with. Reducing the engine's displacement and switching to a turbocharger made the 2008 Cobalt SS superior to its forerunner. The design team then made minor adjustments to the exterior. In some ways, the car lived up to its promise as a serious contender to the Civic Si for the market-leading sporty compact sedan title. Then the financial crisis of 2008 began, which caused a commotion in the trading community. Chevrolet installed a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection/variable valve-timing engine under the hood. The 2008 model year added a more rigid suspension and a five-speed ZF transmission. Chevy also improved the quarter-mile time thanks to a no-lift shift system that was a stroke of genius on the part of GM's Performance Division.

Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan (2008–2010)

The current Chevrolet Cobalt small-class sedans received a facelift in 2007. A cheap automobile had never come at a better time. The global economic crisis accelerated shortly after its debut, affecting all automakers. The Detroit Three and the city of Detroit went through a rough patch. However, the Cobalt was an affordable car with traditional touches like a bow tie on the grille and a storage compartment for the car's past. The 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire models were successful for General Motors because of their simple appearance; the 2004 facelift improved upon those features. New powertrain options were installed by Chevrolet, some of which were borrowed from Opel's European division. A revised 174-horsepower rating for the naturally aspirated 2.4L and 260-horsepower for the supercharged version puts it in direct competition with the latest offerings from rival Japanese automakers in the hot-hatch and sport-coupe segments.

Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan (2011–Present)

Even though the Chevrolet Cobalt was effectively superseded in the United States by the Cruze sedan, the moniker continues to be used in other parts of the world. Following the launch of the concept model at the Buenos Aires motor show this past summer, General Motors unveiled the final production of the 2012 Cobalt, which will ultimately go on sale in 40 countries spanning Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. GM has not revealed where the other three plants are, but the new Chevrolet Cobalt will be manufactured internationally. The first country to receive the vehicle was Brazil.


In 2010, Chevrolet retailed the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $14,990 ($20,359 in 2022) for the Base Coupe model, rising to $24,535 ($33,324 in 2022).

Features of the Chevrolet Cobalt

Exterior Features

The 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier/Pontiac Sunfire models were successfully replaced by a simpler vehicle, and the 2004 facelift improved upon those traits. The swooping greenhouse and the minimal overhang of the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt emphasized the sporty silhouette. There was an increase in night vision thanks to the new, larger headlights. Steel wheels (15 inches) came standard, while light-alloy wheels (up to 18 inches) were available as upgrades.

Interior Features

Chevy made minor adjustments inside the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, but the three-color design was the wrong choice. Clients didn't concern themselves as long as leather seats were an option, an automatic gearbox was available for some trim levels, and there was space for two beverages in the front.

Release Date

From 2004 to 2020, Chevrolet released the Chevrolet Cobalt, a compact automobile.