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  • 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

    #22 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • 2009 Volkswagen Jetta

    #10 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $15,660
    • $17,515
    • Avg. Paid
    • $6,694
    • $5,756

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.2 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.5 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Interior
    • 6.9 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.7 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Reliability
    • 2.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Good fuel economy ratings
      • Plenty of trunk space in sedan and coupe
      • Pleasant to drive
      • Great interior quality
      • Many standard interior and safety features
      • Plenty of engine power
      • Large trunk
    • Cons
      • Tight rear seats
      • Fuel economy on base model is lower than competitors’

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas 4-Cyl 2.2L/134.3
    • Gas I5 2.5L/151
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 37 Hwy
    • 21 City / 30 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 2 Door Coupe
    • 4 Door Sdn
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.3
    • 101.5
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 180.5
    • 179.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 67.9
    • 70.1
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 55.5
    • 57.4
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sunroof Sunshield
    •  
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2721
    • 3230
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Touring
    • Optional
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Touring
    • Optional
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    •  
    • Optional
    • Chrome Wheels
    • Optional
    •  
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Keyless Entry
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 83
    • 91
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.7
    • 38.5
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.0
    • 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.0
    • 54.8
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 49.5
    • - TBD -
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 35.7
    • 37.2
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 32.2
    • 35.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 49.0
    • 53.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 46.1
    • - TBD -
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 13.9
    • 16.0
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    •  
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Optional
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auto-On Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    •  
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    • 5 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas 4-Cyl
    • Gas I5
    • Displacement
    • 2.2L/134.3
    • 2.5L/151
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 155 @ 6100
    • 170 @ 5700
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 150 @ 4900
    • 177 @ 4250
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 37.4
    • 35.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 37
    • 30
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13
    • 14.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Premium Ride
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Premium Ride
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    • Multi-link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    • 4-Speed Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard

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