For 2010, 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 and one year of OnStar Safe and Sound service. 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. Versions equipped with a manual transmission can be ordered with the XFE package (Xtra Fuel Economy), which features special low-rolling-resistance tires and other drivetrain modifications designed with ultimate fuel economy in mind.
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 gauges with an A-pillar-mounted boost gauge 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 (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 (Deleted when (R13) Bright Chrome Appearance Package is ordered.)
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 is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM. (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time re-activation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Family programming Packages are available.)
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
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
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.)
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