Compare 2010 Pontiac Vibe vs 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

2010 Pontiac Vibe
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
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4-Door HB FWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD w/1SA 26 32 $15,375 $16,100
4-Door HB FWD w/1SB 21 28 $16,659 $17,445
4-Door HB AWD 20 26 $19,362 $20,275
4-Door HB FWD GT 21 28 $19,935 $20,875
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 25 37 $14,390 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Base 25 37 $14,390 $14,990
2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $15,043 $15,670
4-Door Sedan 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
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,811 $16,470
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 25 35 $15,811 $16,470
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $23,553 $24,535
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,375
$14,390
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.4
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.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 51.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 46.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.4 87.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
171.1 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.19 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 12 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.82 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
QGF RPJ
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF RPJ
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2856 2783
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 155 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
DOHC MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LAY LAP
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.2L/134.3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.02
Trans Order Code
MM5 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Chevrolet Cobalt
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Premium Ride
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Premium Ride
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8

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