Compare 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt vs 2009 Toyota Corolla

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
2009 Toyota Corolla
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2-Door Coupe Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,540
$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$16,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The price is right for the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, yet most of its competitors offer a better overall value. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83 92.0
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 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
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 16.6
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.6
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 -
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N2H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
N2H NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2721 2745
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI EFI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.55
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cobalt Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Premium Ride Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 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 Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8

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