2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $15,660 - $23,425
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.2l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 22-25 (city), 30-35 (highway)

A competitive compact car from Chevrolet, the Cobalt is far removed from its Cavalier ancestors. Cobalt LS and LT models are powered by a normally-aspirated 2.2L four cylinder. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The higher performance Cobalt SS adds a more powerful turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder engine and upgraded handling.

What Changed:

A SS model sedan joins the lineup for 2009. The SS models feature a turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder rated at 260-bhp and 260 lb-ft. of torque. A five speed manual is the only available transmission on SS models. SS models also include upgraded standard disc brakes and larger 225/40R18 summer performance tires. The 2.4L four-cylinder has been dropped leaving the 2.2L four cylinder as the standard engine on LS and LT models. The 2.2L has been reworked for slightly higher horsepower and fuel economy.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Cobalt Sedan LS 1LS 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) M5 FWD $15,660
Cobalt Sedan LS 1LS 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) A4 FWD $16,555
Cobalt Sedan LT 1LT 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) M5 FWD $16,460
Cobalt Sedan LT 1LT 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) A4 FWD $17,510
Cobalt Sedan LT 2LT 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) A4 FWD $18,860
Cobalt Sedan SS Turbocharged 2.0l I4 T (260-bhp) M5 FWD $23,425