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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 37 $14,390 $14,990
2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $15,043 $15,670
2-Door Coupe LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,811 $16,470
2-Door Coupe LT w/2LT 25 35 $15,811 $16,470
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door Sedan Base 25 37 $14,390 $14,990
4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $15,043 $15,670
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,811 $16,470
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 25 35 $15,811 $16,470
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $15,387 $16,290
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,390
$15,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$16,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$272 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line There's not much to recommend on the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, though it does have good fuel economy and a reasonably comfortable interior. If you've got around $15,000 to spend, the 2010 Ford Focus is a great choice, especially if you are prioritizing safety or comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 50.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 46.4 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 102.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 12 x 0.5 - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 34.2
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code RPJ - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code RPJ - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2783 2672
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134.3 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6100 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4900 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LAP 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.14
Trans Order Code MM5 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.56
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 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cobalt Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Premium Ride Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 6.7
 
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