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Base Key Features & Specs

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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24-25 City / 33-37 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.2L Continuous Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder MFI (155 hp [115.6 kW] @ 6100 rpm, 150 lb-ft of torque [202.5 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 5-speed manual (When ordered with (PG1) 15" (38.1 cm) steel wheels, vehicle will get XFE badge.)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, trunk-mounted, maintenance free with rundown protection
  • Suspension, Premium Ride
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Brakes, front disc/rear drum
  • Exhaust, stainless-steel

Exterior Features

  • 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, P195/65R15 all-season, blackwall
  • Tires, P195/60R15 touring, blackwall
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire
  • Fascias, front and rear body-color with Black grille
  • Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Mirrors, outside manual, Black
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive
  • Door handles, body-color

Entertainment Features

  • 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

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket with cloth includes manual recliners, adjustable outboard head restraints and rear 60/40 split-bench with trunk pass-through
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual height
  • Seat, easy-entry front passenger
  • Console, floor with 2 power outlets
  • 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
  • Trunk release, remote
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Heater, with fan
  • Defogger, side windows
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Cup holders, dual front and dual rear
  • Visors, front passenger vanity mirror
  • Lighting, interior with trunk and single dome

Safety Features

  • 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.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (requires power locks), Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Hands Free Calling, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, and Low Mileage Discount. (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Vehicle Diagnostics capabilities vary by model. Remote door unlock success varies with conditions. Ability to locate stolen vehicles varies with conditions. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for OnStar's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions
  • 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
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Options & Packages

Additional Equipment

Lpo, sedan chrome package ($815)

  • Includes dealer-installed chrome grille surround and sill plates

License plate front mounting package ($15)

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner Reviews

    273 Reviews
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    Chevy cobalt and pros and cons.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    It is a red car that holds 5 people but it can be a tight squeeze depending who all is in the car. It is a pretty reliable car just got to stay up to date on maintenance and tune ups. It is kind of weird though because the battery is in the trunk and I have never seen anything like that so it may not be weird to other people but it is weird to me. It has black seats and is a very comfortable car. The seats are not leather though. The air conditioning does take a little bit to kick in. The car itself rides really smooth.

    - Essence T

    My cute cozy Cobalt. Very reliable

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    No real problems with the car. The alignment is off and pulls to the right, other than that just return maintenance. It has been very reliable for the past 4 years. It has power steering, windows, locks, and a remote start. Bluetooth connection your phone for hands free options. The bucket seats aren't for everyone but I am small so the car is a perfect fit. Great for a single person car. It is definitely not big enough for a family being a two door.

    - Heather R

    Chevy cobalt the good and not so good

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    The Chevy Cobalt is great for people who would like to save gas money the car runs great on the freeway. It is a 5 passenger compact car spacious enough trunk for groceries and suitcases too. Great little car for long distance drives up to the mountains going up the hills. The most problematic part about this car would be the headlights the wires do give you a lot of problems burning out your bulbs and you having to replace them constantly

    - Ashley M

    9 Year Old Chevy Cobalt, the features for a newbie

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    Well my car is no longer being manufactured by Chevrolet. I love the size for me right now. It is going through some mechanical issues l. Like my tire pressure fuse/switch is not reading every tire pressure like it's suppose to. My right headlight is retaining water frequently. The cover is not sealed anymore from over the years. All the automatic windows and locks and the key fob still works great. Remote start is my favorite

    - Destiny J

    Great Reliable Car for Anyone

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    I love my Cobalt! It's reliable and comfortable to drive. I have driven in pouring rain and on icy roads and in snowstorms, and it handles smoothly. I love that I can check the tire pressure without having to get out of the car, and that I can keep an eye on the oil too. The seats are comfortable, and I like how adjustable the driver's seat is. The trunk is a great size, too' I've never had trouble packing the car for trips.

    - Laura H

    Cobalt is okay, works and runs but nothing great.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    Brake issues, a decent car but the tires wear down easy. It is sturdy but bad gas mileage, and it can be frustrating with pre-existing conditions. I like how low to the ground it is, and I like the seats. I do not like how the key is required to open the trunk, because when the battery is dead the key gets stuck in the ignition and then you cannot open the trunk where the battery is, it is very frustrating.

    - Adrian S

    It's a red, four door Chevrolet Cobalt.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    I haven't had any problems so far, but then again I've only had it for the past 4 months. It's drives pretty nicely. The air conditioner takes a little while to cool down when it's really hot outside. There's not very much leg room in the back seats but it's definitely not the most cramped up back there. Those are the only problems I've had so far, and they honestly aren't that big of a deal.

    - Alexandra W

    Chevy Cobalt is a good family car

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    The Chevy Cobalt is a reliable car. It has four doors and enough space for two car seats in the back. The cabin itself is a little tight, so my toddler has to put his legs up on the seat. One of the sensors is off, though. Keeps reading low psi for the front tire, but my husband checked it manually and it's fine. The code might cause issues for smog certifications, though.

    - Kimberly G

    Great little car with just 2 problems.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    This car gets good gas mileage, it is easy to drive, it is a comfortable drive, and in general has very little problems so far at 9 years old. However it is very small with little leg room especially the back seats. And this car has a huge problem with keeping itself cool in summer and warm in winter. I have found ice on the inside windshield! Other than this it's a good car.

    - Jewel P

    Reliable car for daily commute

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    My car has been reliable overall, with occasional issues with tires and sensors. I find it comfortable and easy to handle. I use it primarily for city driving with some long road trips. I purchased a no-bells-and-whistles vehicle, which has been fine for my purposes. It wouldn't be good for someone who needs a ton of storage but can accommodate daily needs great.

    - Erin F

    an interesting detail on the vehicle are the spoiler on the trunk

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    It has had a lot of recalls on it since then, as in three different recalls for the steering wheel, I had to have the whole thing replaced. My car it shakes uncontrollably majority of the time the breaks aren't that good even though I keep the maintenance up on it pretty well, I just feel as if there's not one thing it's another with this car and model make .

    - Madison R

    Just the vehicle you need for suburban life!

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    This car is pretty reliable.. 2 sensors had to be replaced recently. Gas mileage is great. Driver's seat can be adjusted to my specifications as well as steering wheel. Has all the bell & whistles I require! This is an ideal vehicle for women of all ages and younger drivers looking for ease of operation, fuel consumption and general good looks.

    - Marsha D

    Chevy Cobalt Terrific Value for your money!

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    I have had this vehicle for almost three years and have had little to no problems with it. The gas mileage is great and it has a very smooth ride. I have not had any engine problems at all. The only repairs have been brakes, fuel line and tires. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone interested in purchasing one.

    - Cindy S

    It gets great gas mileage

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    My car is awesome. It is a 2010 Chevy cobalt has a lot of miles but gets me where I need to go! It's the perfect little car! It has 153,000 miles on it but I keep up with the maintenance so that helps so much! I have never had an issue with this car, ever. All I use it for is to get around town and to and from work.

    - Olivia S

    Very reliable car. No major problems with it.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    I love this car. It's still a reliable car. I purchased it when it was 3 years old in 2013. I haven't had any major problems with it. The steering controls and turning radius is great. It's the perfect size for me. I expect it to last quite a bit longer. I don't intend to buy a new car for the next 5 or so years.

    - Cassidy V

    My vehicle is overall a decent car

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    The car is good but is in constant need of an alignment which leads to overly worn out tires and a lot of money towards replacing them. The constant buying of tires is expensive and not really worth the value of the car. The factory speaker broke very easily but otherwise it is a decent car.

    - Kiki W

    great gas mileage, super reliable and easy to fix yourself if you know how to.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    A few things I don't like my car is that it's so small inside. I'm a small person and I feel like I'm driving a go kart. I hate that a tire sensor can make a dash light come on. It scares me every time. I don't have too many problems with the car that I haven't been able to fix at home.

    - Mikayla H

    2010 Chevy Cobalt, great vehicle

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    Great small Sudan. Perfect for commuting, I've put lots of miles on it and never had any problems with it. Gets decent gas mileage. I love the color. I only wish it had power windows and locks. It's the basic version, I have to do everything by hand. But other than that, no complaints.

    - Hannah G

    The vehicle is equipped with Onstar.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    The vehicle I have is very reliable and steady. I bought it brand new and continue to use it on a regular basis. The vehicle is well maintained. I plan on using the vehicle for the next ten years. Overall a great vehicle. In terms of speed the vehicle does very well and outperforms.

    - NA A

    Great first car or commute car

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    Good overall performance. Does have issues with cheap plastic parts falling off. Is a great car for daily work commute. Great on gas. Gets roughly 23 in the city and 37 on highway. Repairs are cheap enough and has a solid 4 cyl engine. Very little issues since owning this new

    - Ken H

    Dependable car will get you to your destination safely.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    I really like my car. It is a good size vehicle has lots of room. Drives pretty smooth. I like the 4 doors easy to get in and out. I have it had it since 2010 and no major issues. The battery hasn't been replaced yet and it's still running good. Trunk room is spacious also.

    - Rose A

    The car is okay, but not great

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    It is a good car. It has a smooth ride, but does have many problems after so 90,000 miles. The seats are somewhat comfortable, but if I travel long distances my neck hurts. There are not any features to rave about I do not have Bluetooth capabilities, but I can get XM radio

    - Katie S

    It's a reliable and good on gas vehicle

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    My car has been convenient and reliable for the last three years. It's a two door with four seats and it's roomy but could use a little extra door room for the back seat. It's really useful for work and is somewhat inexpensive new or used I prefer this car over a Subaru

    - Elliott M

    Not a bad little car. Recommend.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    Speakers and directional sounds only work when weather is extremely warm. Panels under door have rusted through. Drives well. Good on gas. Decent pickup. Comfortable on long trips. Heat and air conditioning work well. Miss cruise control, this model doesn't have it.

    - Kelly M

    Beautiful color that looks like the color of a cherry.

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    Older and beat up with some bad tires and sketchy alert lights on the dashboard. The car also had some sort of messed up alignment in one of the tires because it likes to pull to the right. The car will say I have low oil and gas when I actually don't as well.

    - Maia L

    Convenient but needs upgrade

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    the interior is cloth and difficult to clean, smooth riding, very reliable, small but decent. The Radio is not satellite unlike newer makes. Includes aux port but very difficult to maintain static free quality. Plenty of cup holders. Armrest is not very sturdy.

    - Aliyah A

    2 Door swinging bat wings

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    Don't have much of a problem with it other than it's a two door and I have to watch out because my door likes to swing out too fast when I open it.. Other than that it's a pretty good car and I get good gas mileage on it. Although it's a bit on the short side.

    - Chris B

    My review of the Chevy Cobalt 2010

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    My car is a 2010 Chevy Cobalt. It is a 2 door vehicle, which can be inconvenient at times. It is a reliable car that I have driven for 8 years with few issues. The car has a very large trunk. It is comfortable and a wonderful car to own. I would recommend it!

    - Kelsey R

    My Chevy Cobalt = old reliable

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

    It's a bit older, but it's held up well, we've had to pay for a few minor fixes but I honestly love it and it's very trustworthy/reliable. It was also sold at a very good price. we've actually bought two other Chevys that also showed advanced performance!

    - Leah M

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