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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 I4 Manual 2.0
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $14,794 $15,420
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 26 34 $15,923 $16,600
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 26 34 $17,312 $18,560
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,260 $19,580
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $18,725 $20,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,390
$14,794
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$15,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$257 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 46.4 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 97.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 179.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 105.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 12 x 0.5 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code RPJ NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code RPJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2783 2862
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 2.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4900 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LAP NA
Displacement 2.2L/134.3 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6100 140 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.17
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.45
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.11
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cobalt Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Premium Ride Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 7
 
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