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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LS 25 34 $11,718 $12,400
2-Door Coupe LT 25 34 $13,891 $14,700
2-Door Coupe SS 25 34 $15,970 $16,900
2-Door Coupe SS Supercharged 23 29 $18,805 $19,900
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,190 $12,900
4-Door Sedan LT 25 34 $14,364 $15,200
4-Door Sedan LTZ 24 32 $16,726 $17,700
4-Door Sedan SS 25 34 $16,443 $17,400
4-Door HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,718
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,400
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$207 / month
$267 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 88
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 52.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 164.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - x 0.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 X 0.94 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.0 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QTU NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2991 2857
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 70
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.12
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cobalt Volkswagen Golf
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Premium Ride Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
 
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