Compare 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt vs 2010 Ford Focus

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2010 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 25 37 $14,390 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Base 25 37 $14,390 $14,990
2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $15,043 $15,670
4-Door Sedan 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
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,811 $16,470
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 25 35 $15,811 $16,470
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $23,553 $24,535
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $15,387 $16,290
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SES 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.2
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
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 175.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 13.8
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.2
Tires
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 -
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2783 2672
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement
2.2L/134.3 2.0L/121
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cobalt Ford Focus
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Premium Ride Independent SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8

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