Compare 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt vs 2010 Hyundai Elantra

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2010 Hyundai Elantra
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2-Door Coupe Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe Base 25 37 $14,390 $14,990
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $15,043 $15,670
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,811 $16,470
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe LT w/2LT 25 35 $15,811 $16,470
Cobalt 2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $23,553 $24,535
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan Base 25 37 $14,390 $14,990
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $15,043 $15,670
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,811 $16,470
Cobalt 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 25 35 $15,811 $16,470
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual Blue 26 35 $13,758 $14,145
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,671 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $18,957 $19,795
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,525 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,201 $18,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,390
$16,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$16,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$282 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.2
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 Hyundai Elantra remains a perfectly competent and spacious—if slightly boring—sedan, while the Touring wagon gets a more exciting personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
49.5 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83 97.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
12 x 0.5 NA
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 NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 33.9
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/80D15
Front Tire Order Code
N2H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
N2H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65TR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2721 2895
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4900 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
LAP NA
Displacement
2.2L/134.3 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
Transmission
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 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.55
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cobalt Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Premium Ride Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Premium Ride Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.5

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