2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,609 - $8,614
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®
$3,609 - $8,614
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
155-260
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt If...

If you're looking for a small car with an upscale interior, a smooth ride and an All-American nameplate, the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt is a worthy alternative to the Ford Focus. The Cobalt is also easy on gas, a key point of interest for many new car shoppers.

Chevrolet Cobalt Models & Trims

LS $4,816 - $6,855*
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/1LT $4,166 - $6,105*
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 16 x 6 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/2LT $5,401 - $7,800*
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6, 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SS $5,693 - $8,614*
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $3,609 - $5,548*
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

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238 Reviews

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

Chevrolet Cobalt: a reliable and roomy compact.

The Chevrolet Cobalt is a reliable vehicle. Though it may lack in power, it makes up for the short coming through savings in fuel. It is quite comfortable and roomy for a compact vehicle. Performance is what is to be expected from a i4 engine, while not a jackrabbit it reaches road speeds in a respectable amount of time. My Cobalt is an lt model and has electric window and doors, along with a very nice stereo. Thus far the reliability of the vehicle is adequate, and it has never left me sitting.

- Lee R

Very reliable car. Low maintenance!

Overall I really enjoy my 2009 cobalt. I have had 0 major problems with it. I have spent maybe $600 in repairs since 2009. The worst problem I had was my ac draining into the car instead of out. My factory battery lasted 7 years. Very low maintenance, reliable, and surprisingly durable car. Speakers glitch from time to time due to a loose wire. Weather stripping around windshield came off this year. Back passenger door handle broke a year ago and had to be replaced.

- Rebecca B

Chevy Cobalt an economic small and decent car.

My car is a Chevrolet Cobalt. I love that car because its small and fits in small parking spaces. But yet its very compact from inside. Another thing I like about Cobalt its that when u start driving and put the car to drive all doors lock which makes it safe for you and your family. The Cobalt has not gave me much problems. Just s couple but minor. Its a 4 cylinder but runs good. It wastes gas but not too much. Overall I love the car.

- Blanca O

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front angle view.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,816 - $6,855
$4,166 - $6,105

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
155 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/60R15
P205/55R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.3 in.
103.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 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
2743 - 2805 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
155 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
150 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

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
30 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
35 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings