For 2009, the Chevrolet Cobalt is available in several trim levels and two body styles -- The LS, LT and SS trims are available in either coupe or sedan models. A 155-hp 2.2L Ecotec inline-4 with variable valve timing powers LS and LT cars. A 5-speed manual is standard on LS and LT coupes and LS sedans, while a 4-speed automatic is standard on LT sedans and available on the rest. SS Turbocharged Cobalts are powered by a 260-hp 2.0L inline-4, which puts out 260 ft-lb at just 2,000 rpm. The potent engine is mated to a 5-speed manual.
Standard safety equipment across the range includes dual-stage front airbags as well as head curtain side-impact airbags, daytime running lights, a tire-sealant and inflator kit, and a year of service with OnStar. The SS adds traction control, StabiliTrak stability control, antilock brakes as well as a tire-pressure monitor.
Cobalts in LS trim come nicely equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, a 4-speaker CD stereo with MP3 playback and XM capability, dual power outlets, 4-way adjustable driver's seat, 60/40 rear split bench seat, tilt steering and a theft deterrent system.
LT Cobalts add a center console with armrests, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power windows, and sport cloth seating with driver manual lumbar control.
The SS Turbocharged Cobalt adds both performance and style. The SS gets a premium Pioneer 7-speaker stereo, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, titanium-faced sport guages with an A-pillar-mounted boost guage, and a leather-wrapped shift lever and steering wheel, which features audio and cruise control. Outside, the SS can be identified by halogen fog lamps, chrome exhaust tip, performance suspension, a spoiler and aggressive body moldings.
Popular options for LS cars include antilock brakes and traction control, while LT models can be ordered with an upgraded stereo, chrome trim pieces, Bluetooth, cruise control and keyless entry. SS Turbocharged Cobalts have an available power sunroof and limited-slip differential.
Battery, trunk-mounted, maintenance free with rundown protection
Suspension, Premium Ride
Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Brakes, front disc/rear drum
Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers (Different wheel cover than 1LS. When ordered with (MM5) 5-speed manual transmission, vehicle will get XFE badge.)
Tires, P195/60R15 touring, blackwall
Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire
Fascias, front and rear body-color with Black grille
Moldings, body-color bodyside
Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control
Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color
Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive
Door handles, body-color
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and 36 cross-band presets
XM Radio XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah & Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on. (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)
Audio system feature, 4-speaker system
Seats, front bucket with sport cloth with manual recliners, driver manual lumbar control, adjustable outboard head restraints, front passenger seatback map pocket and rear 60/40 split-bench with trunk pass-through
Sport Cloth seat trim
Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual height
Console, floor, between front seats with adjustable armrest, storage compartment and 2 power outlets
Floor mats, carpeted front, includes (B35) rear floor mats
Steering column, tilt
Steering wheel, urethane
Instrumentation with speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer and Driver Information Center with outside temperature, warning messages and programmable menu features
Windows, power with driver Express-Down and passenger lockout
Door locks, power with Remote Keyless Entry, lockout protection and content theft security
Trunk release, remote
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
Air conditioning, single-zone manual with air filtration system
Defogger, side windows
Defogger, rear-window electric
Cup holders, dual front and dual rear
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
Lighting, interior with trunk and single dome
Daytime Running Lamps
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and front passenger with infant only suppression (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (if equipped), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn and Lights. (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)
Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions front height-adjustable
Door locks, rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats