Compare 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt vs 2006 Volkswagen Golf

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
2006 Volkswagen Golf
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2-Door Coupe LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LS 25 34 $11,718 $12,400
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,190 $12,900
2-Door Coupe LT 25 34 $13,891 $14,700
4-Door Sedan LT 25 34 $14,364 $15,200
2-Door Coupe SS 25 34 $15,970 $16,900
4-Door Sedan SS 25 34 $16,443 $17,400
4-Door Sedan LTZ 24 32 $16,726 $17,700
2-Door Coupe SS Supercharged 23 29 $18,805 $19,900
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4-Door HB GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,718
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,400
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$207 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 88
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 164.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - x 0.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 X 0.94 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
QTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QTU NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2991 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.24
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 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.12
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cobalt Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Premium Ride Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Premium Ride Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91

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