Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,533 - $8,940
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
155-260
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,533 - $8,940
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
155-260
Seats
5

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Reviews

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My experience with the 2009 Chevy cobalt lt.

I bought this car used from a car lot in 2018. The person who originally owned it was a college student, and the vehicle itself originally had 150k miles on it. I have never had any issues with it and I immediately fell in love with the car. I mostly fell in love with the feature that shows if your oil is low, and it comes with sensors to show your tire pressure on all sides. It also shows how many miles you can go on a full tank of gas and what your average mph is. The front seats can raise due to your height and you can recline comfortably. I do not recommend this vehicle for people who have long legs, though as it is a small car. The trunk is very spacious and I have been able to haul most of my belongings with no issues. I originally got my car for $3k at the car lot and I honestly feel like it was money well spent. It also handles collision pretty well, also. I got into an accident where I rear-ended someone and the only thing that mainly got damaged was the hood of my vehicle, no damage to the inside beside my hood latch.

- Elizabeth C

Chevrolet Cobalt LT review and issues

The car itself is great. It get me from point A to point B with no worry about whether or not it'll break down. There is a noise that sounds like it's coming from one of my wheels though. My sister had driven it and hit an animal and it's made the noise ever since. We've taken it to countless places including a Chevy dealership and they can't find the issue or where the noise is coming from. It's made the noise for years now and hasn't posed as a problem as far as functionality but it can be quite loud or annoying. The back windows have not rolled down in years but I don't really need them so I never worried about that. I think the overall car is just one of Chevy's cheaper cars so I don't expect the world from it but it's 10 years old, has 154,000+ miles on it and still runs great besides the wheel issue and the lack of being able to find the source of the issue.

- Josie K

I like the car for gas mileage but not for how small it is and recalls on it.

I have ran into a lot of issues with this car, but once I have fixed them then I love the car. Since it is 10 years old I would assume there would be some issues. However, there are several things that have been recalled and fixed like the key fob. It does have a little louder of a sound than some cars, like you can hear it running. There is a clicking noise in it that we are having to figure out what it is and replace the fuel pump because we had been smelling gas inside the car for a few months. Other than the issues like that I like that it gets good gas mileage and is a smooth ride. I hate how small it is but I guess that is my fault for buying a 2 door car. There's very limited room in the backseat, but if you do not need the back seat it is not a huge deal.

- Patience D

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,533 - $5,544
$6,079 - $8,940

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
260 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.2L Continuous Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC Turbo 2.0L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.3 in.
103.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
39.4 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
2721 - 2783 lbs.
2926 - 2981 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
260 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13 gal.
13 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
30 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety