Nearly all of the Cobalt's rivals have been redesigned in recent years, except for the Corolla, which is due for a full face-lift for 2009.
And like the Cobalt, the Ford Focus and Honda Civic are available in coupe or sedan versions; the Ford Focus was just restyled for 2008 and has a very refined, attractive, and quite roomy interior, while the Civic feels especially nimble and responsive on the road, though it's tight on backseat headroom.
Ride comfort is one of few categories where the Cobalt has an edge.
|2008 Chevrolet Cobalt||2009 Toyota Corolla||2008 Ford Focus||2004 Honda Civic Classic|
|$14,410Browse Used Listings||$15,350Browse Used Listings||$14,395Browse Used Listings||$13,010Browse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 51 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan LS||4-Door Sedan Manual (Natl)||2-Door Coupe S||Classic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual|