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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 Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,445 $15,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic 26 34 $15,193 $16,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $15,417 $16,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 26 34 $16,241 $17,750
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,115 $16,520
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $15,875 $17,350
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,347 $18,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,437 $20,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,390
$14,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$15,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$258 / 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. The 2010 Toyota Corolla has two different personalities: a bare-basic entry-level model and the sporty—but pricey—Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.4 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 92.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.3
Brakes
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 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.6
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code RPJ NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code RPJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
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 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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4900 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LAP NA
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 SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 30
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
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 w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 6.2
 
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