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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe LS
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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 Value Edition Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Manual 1.9L TDI 36 41 $20,754 $22,305
4-Door DSG 1.9L TDI 35 42 $21,827 $23,380
4-Door Manual 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,702 $23,590
4-Door DSG 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,775 $24,665
4-Door Manual GLI 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,884 $23,790
4-Door DSG GLI 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,957 $24,865
4-Door Manual 1.9L DIESEL Edition 36 41 $22,311 $23,990
4-Door DSG 1.9L DIESEL Edition 35 42 $23,384 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,718
$17,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,400
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$207 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 91
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 179.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 16.0
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 9.1 X 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2991 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.78
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 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cobalt Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Premium Ride Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
 
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