Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,444 - $9,140
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
148-260
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,444 - $9,140
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
148-260
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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Owner Reviews

3.91

268 Reviews

29% 41% 24% 6% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It's wouldn't be a good car if you have more than 2 kids. It has been extremely reliable!

I bought my Cobalt used, in 2010. Besides a recall that was fixed, and general upkeep (oil changes, tires, etc) my car has never had to have any mechanical work done. It has over 280,000 miles on it and has been a great car! My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is because I've some minor issues with the power windows, radio speakers and such. But nothing that I can't live without or is worth replacing with so many miles on it. All in all, I'm very happy with the car. It is a smaller car, however I knew that when I bought it.

- Danielle E

Wish it was better but very outdated compared to the new cars today.

My car was used when I bought it. I didn't have much of a choice of what I was going to get. I wish it was better looking in the inside and that the seats weren't a gross color. The catalytic converter was that recently replaced because he was broken and made a horrible sound. The ac and heat work great. Windows are slow to roll down. My driver said door speaker does not work. When I go to lock my car my keys do not let my car do it so I have to manually lock it from the passenger side door each time.

- Alyssa A

Great car for young adults.

I have had this car for over 4 years. I would highly recommend this as a first time car for young adults. Over the course of 4 years the only really major issue I had encountered with my car is my tires had gotten worn out. Few things I do not like about my car is it is smaller than most. Sometimes it can get pretty crowded. Another is the gas mileage isn't the best. If you drive more than most people this wouldn't be a good choice. It's been reliable for me to get to school and work.

- Marisol T

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,444 - $6,477
$5,229 - $7,474

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
148 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16
ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 - 42 in.
41.8 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 38.7 in.
38.5 - 38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.2 - 33.7 in.
32.2 - 33.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.7 - 37.7 in.
35.7 - 37.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.9 cu. ft.
13.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.3 in.
103.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
33.5 ft.

Length

Length
180.3 - 180.5 in.
180.3 - 180.5 in.

Width

Width
67.9 in.
67.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2991 - 3216 .lbs
2991 - 3216 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
148 hp

Torque

Torque
152 ft. lbs.
152 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13 gal.
13 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 32 mpg
12 - 17 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 - 33 mpg
33 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings