Chevrolet Cobalt - 2009

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Overview

Models:

Cobalt LS, LT and SS; coupe and sedan

Body style / driveline:

five-passenger sedan and coupe; unitized frame; front engine, front-wheel drive

Construction:

two-sided galvanized steel on exterior panels (except roof)

EPA vehicle class:

compact car

Manufacturing location:

Lordstown, Ohio

Key competitors:

Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3

Engines

 

Ecotec 2.2L VVT (LAP)

Ecotec 2.0L DI Turbo VVT

Application:

std on LS and LT

std on SS

Type:

2.2L DOHC I-4

2.0L DOHC I-4

Displacement (cu in / cc):

134 / 2198

122 / 1998

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.39 x 3.72 / 86 x 94.6

3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86

Block material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder; variable valve timing

DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder; dual continuous variable valve timing

Ignition system:

electronic direct

individual coil-on-plug

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection with electronic throttle control

direct-injection with a variable high-pressure rail and electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

10:1

9.2:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

155 / 116 @ 6100*

260 / 194 @ 5300*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

150 / 203 @ 4900*

260 / 353 @ 2000*

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

premium recommended but not required

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6750

6300 rpm

Exhaust system:

stainless steel with aluminized coating on the muffler and tailpipe

stainless steel with aluminized coating on the muffler and tailpipe

Emissions controls:

close-coupled dual catalytic converters; 58x ignition system; returnless fuel delivery system; fast-response O2 sensor

close-coupled catalytic converters, 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; wide-range O2 sensor

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

25 / 37 (XFE models)

24 / 33 (base models)

22 / 30

Transmission

Type:

F23 5-speed manual, front-wheel drive

GM Powertrain Sweden F35 5-speed manual (SS models)

4T45 4-speed automatic w/overdrive, front-wheel drive

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

 

First:

3.58

3.38

2.95

Second:

2.02

1.76

1.62

Third:

1.35

1.18

1.00

Fourth:

0.98

0.89

0.68

Fifth:

0.69

0.70

Reverse:

3.31

3.17

2.14

Final drive ratio:

3.63:1 (15-in tires) 3.84:1 (16-in and 17-in tires)

3.82:1

3.63:1

 Chassis/Suspension

 

LS & LT

SS

Front:

independent strut-type suspension with stabilizer bar

MacPherson independent strut-type with direct acting, 24mm solid stabilizer bar

Rear:

semi-independent torsion beam with stabilizer bar

semi-independent torsion beam with montoube gas shocks; 24mm solid stabilizer bar

Steering type:

electric, speed-sensitive, variable-assist rack-and-pinion

electric, power-assisted variable-speed rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

16.63:1

14.8:1 (variable)

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3.6

2.75

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

37.4 / 11.4

39.4 / 12

 Brakes

 

LS & LT

SS

Type:

power-assisted front disc, rear drum

power four-wheel disc with standard anti-lock; 38mm Brembo four-piston fixed calipers in front and 40mm single-piston rear calipers

Front rotor

(diameter x thickness, in / mm):

10.7 x .94 / 256 x 24; vented (15-in tires); 11 x 1.02 / 280 x 26 (16-in and 17-in tires)

12.4 x 1.02 / 315 x 26; vented

Rear drum / rotor

(diameter x thickness in / mm):

0.5 / 12; drums

11.5 x 0.79 / 292 x 20; vented

Front total swept area (sq in / sq cm):

47 / 303

63.9 / 408

Rear total swept area (sq in / sq cm):

45.2 / 292

43.5 / 280

 Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

LS: 15 x 6-inch

LT: 15 x 6-inch (std); 16 x 6-inch (opt)

SS: 18 x 7.5-inch split-spoke forged aluminum

Tires:

LS: P195/60R15 all-season or P195/65R15 all-season

LT: P195/60R15 touring or P195/65R15 (std); P205/55R16 touring or P205/50R17 performance (opt)

SS: P225/40ZR18 high-performance summer only

Dimensions

Exterior


Sedan

Coupe

Wheelbase (in / mm):

103.3 / 2624

103.3 / 2624

Overall length (in / mm):

180.5 / 4584

180.3 / 4580

Overall width (in / mm):

67.9 / 1725

67.9 / 1725

Overall height (in / mm):

57.1 / 1450

55.7 / 1415.4

Track – front (in / mm):

LS & LT: 58.7 / 1492

SS: 58.6 / 1490

LS & LT: 57.1 / 1450

SS: 58.6 / 1490

Track – rear (in / mm):

58.1 / 1476 (all models)

58.1 / 1476 (all models)

Minimum ground clearance (in / mm):

LS & LT: 5.36 / 136.2

SS: TBD

LS & LT: 5.36 / 136.2

SS: TBD

Curb weight (lb / kg):

LS: 2780 / 1261

LT: 2793 / 1267

SS: TBD

LS: 2730 / 1239

LT: 2742 / 1244

SS: 2975 / 1349

Weight distribution (% front / rear):

59 / 41

60 / 40

Interior

 

Sedan

Coupe

Front

Rear

Front

Rear

Seating capacity:

2

3

2

3

Headroom (in / mm):

38.5 / 979

37.7 / 958.4

38.7 / 984

35.7 / 905.7

Legroom (in / mm):

41.8 / 1062.7

33.7 / 852.6

42 / 1066.5

32.2 / 817.5

Shoulder room (in / mm):

53 / 1345.8

51.4 / 1305.4

53 / 1346.5

49 / 1245.8

Hip room (in / mm):

49.5 / 1257.1

49.6 / 1261.1

49.5 / 1257.1

46.1 / 1171.8

 Capacities

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):

Coupe: 83 / 2350

Sedan : 87.1 / 2469.3

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

Coupe: 97 / 2747

Sedan : 101 / 2863

Cargo volume (cu ft /L):

13.9 / 394

Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):

LS & LT: 1000 / 454

SS: not recommended

Fuel tank (gal / L):

13.2 / 49 (coupe and sedan)

Engine oil (qt / L):

2.0L: 5 / 4.7

2.2L: 5 / 4.7

Cooling system (qt / L):

2.0L: 9.2 / 8.7

2.2L: 6.9 / 6.5

*SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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