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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

2009 Toyota Corolla

  2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2009 Toyota Corolla
MSRP
$14,410
$15,350
Invoice $13,617 $14,352
MPG
City/Highway
22/33 22/35
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The Cobalt is cheap and comfortable, and it performs reasonably well, but it's past its prime. Read Full Review The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Nice, absorbent ride
  • Impressive fuel economy on base models
  • Spacious trunk for a small car

Dislikes:

  • Vague, overboosted steering
  • Engine noise
  • Drab interior
  • Uncomfortable, oddly proportioned seats
  • Thorax-protecting side airbags aren't even offered

Likes:

  • Quieter than before
  • More comfortable than outgoing version
  • XRS edition is reasonably sporty
  • High assembly quality
  • Enviable reputation for reliability

Dislikes:

  • Cheap interior on base models
  • Cabin very tight for five adults
  • Dull-looking
  • Four-speed automatic on most models
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