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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
2-Door Coupe LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
4-Door Sedan SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
4-Door Sedan Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,540
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The price is right for the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, yet most of its competitors offer a better overall value. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 46.4 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 54.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 92.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 178.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 12 x 0.5 9.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.6
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code RPJ NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 -
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code N2H NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2783 2723
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134.3 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6100 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4900 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LAP NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.90
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cobalt Toyota Corolla
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Premium Ride Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
 
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