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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

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Stock # :
8168R
VIN # :
1G1AL55F067620376
Engine:
L4, 2.2L; DOHC
Exterior Color:
Ultra Silver Metallic
Interior Color:
Gray
Body
Sedan
Transmission:
Automatic
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2006 chevrolet cobalt

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.2
299 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (57%)
4 Star - (23%)
3 Star - (12%)
2 Star - (7%)
1 Star - (1%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.3
COMFORT
4
INTERIOR
4
RELIABILITY
4.2
VALUE
2

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt is a big improvement over its Cavalier predecessor, but it's still well behind the class leaders in handling dynamics, interior design, seat comfort and materials quality.

What's New

A year after its debut, the Chevy Cobalt features an expanded lineup for 2006. Most significant is the addition of a new 171-horsepower SS trim level, which is available on the Cobalt coupe and sedan. Because this would cause confusion with last year's 205-hp supercharged SS coupe, that trim level is now called SS Supercharged. The remaining trim levels are also renamed: the Base trim is now the LS, the former LS is now the LT, and the previous LT sedan is now the LTZ.

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PROS

Strong acceleration with any drivetrain, smooth and quiet ride, solid brakes, good crash test scores.

Introduction

Chevy is pinning its hopes on the new Cobalt to win back small-car buyers accustomed to the first-class accommodations and driving dynamics of cars like the Civic and Mazda 3. Unfortunately, we don't think the Cobalt is quite ready to make a run at the leadership in the economy car segment.

Based on the platform used for the Saturn Ion, the Chevrolet Cobalt features a conservative and uncluttered appearance inside and out. Though we're still not sold on the coupe's quad round taillamps, the overall look should offend no one. Inside, materials quality, styling and comfort are much improved over the Cavalier, but compared to most competitors, the plastics are cheap, the seats are flat and unsupportive, and there's almost no interior storage.

The Chevy Cobalt is available as a coupe or sedan, with a sporty SS Supercharged coupe filling the top spot with a 205-horsepower supercharged engine. Other Cobalts come with a solid-performing 145-hp, 2.2-liter four-cylinder, while a midgrade SS coupe and sedan feature a peppy 171-hp version. The vehicle's stiff structure does wonders for noise and vibration control, and makes for a solid-feeling ride regardless of terrain. Even the doors close with a solid "thunk." And crash protection is very good in front- and side impacts.

Unfortunately, the car's handling characteristics are nothing special. Body roll is excessive around turns, and the electric power steering is slow with little feedback. The SS models feel tighter in the turns but still don't measure up to cars like the Acura RSX and Mazda 3. If all you want is an inexpensive car that's quick on its feet and quiet on the highway, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt might satisfy you. But if you're looking for a budget sedan or coupe with a complete package of amenities and sharp handling, you'll want to check out the competition first.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The Chevrolet Cobalt is available as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan. Coupes come in LS, LT, SS and SS Supercharged trim, while sedans come in LS, LT, LTZ and SS versions. LS models feature a standard CD player, air conditioning, a driver-seat height adjuster, a split-folding rear seat and 15-inch wheels. The LT adds cruise control; power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; upgraded seats; alloy wheels; upgraded interior lighting; and antilock brakes. The LTZ sedan comes with leather seats, a seven-speaker Pioneer sound system, chrome trim and 16-inch alloys. The new-for-'06 SS adds a more powerful engine, sport-tuned suspension, unique fascias, 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. The SS Supercharged coupe features a supercharged motor, an even firmer suspension, leather seats with color-keyed inserts, a boost gauge and 18-inch alloys.

Powertrains and Performance

A 2.2-liter four-cylinder powers LS, LT and LTZ models. With 145 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque, the engine makes the Chevrolet Cobalt one of the faster econoboxes out there. The SS features an even more potent 2.4-liter version with 171 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The SS Supercharged coupe features a supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 205 hp, 200 lb-ft of torque and a 7-second 0-60 time. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual with a four-speed automatic available as an option. The automatic is standard on the LTZ, and not available on the SS Supercharged.

Safety

Antilock brakes are optional on LS models, and standard on all other Cobalt models. Full-length side curtain airbags are optional across the board. Each seating position has a three-point seatbelt, and all but LS models can be equipped with OnStar telematics. The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt is one of the few economy cars to earn an "Acceptable" rating from the IIHS for side-impact protection. The IIHS also named it a "Best Pick" for its frontal-offset crash performance, while the NHTSA gave it four stars for the driver and five for the passenger in frontal-impact tests.

Interior Design and Special Features

Inside, the Chevy Cobalt features attractive gauges and a full-featured stereo head unit give the Cobalt a modern feel. Still, the design is plain, unless you upgrade to the LTZ and its leather seats and wood grain trim, or one of the SS models, which have faux aluminum trim. Seat comfort is unimpressive, particularly in back where the bench is flat and low.

Driving Impressions

Choose any of the engines on the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt and you'll have ample power for just about any situation. Commuters will enjoy the Cobalt's smooth, quiet ride, but the car's handling is less impressive. The suspension allows too much body roll, and the electric steering is slow with minimal feedback. The SS models offer tighter handling through the turns but still fall short of the class leaders in terms of refinement.

Factory Installed Options

  • ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC, 16-VALVE, 4-CYLINDER, SFI

    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Gasoline Fuel

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Outlet
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defrost
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Security System

Drivetrain & Engine

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player

Safety

  • ABS
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor

Seat & Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • Air conditioning, front manual, includes air filtration system
  • Battery, maintenance free, includes rundown protection, trunk-mounted
  • Cargo convenience net, trunk
  • Cupholders, dual front and dual rear
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Defogger, side windows
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Door locks, power, includes Remote Keyless Entry, lockout protection and content theft security
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder, SFI (145 HP [108.1 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 155 lb-ft [209.3 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Exhaust, stainless-steel
  • Fascias, front and rear, body-color, includes Black grille

 

  • Floormats, carpeted, front, includes (B35) Floormats, rear
  • Front wheel drive
  • Fuel capacity, approximate, 13 gallon (49 liters)
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted
  • Headlamps, halogen, includes automatic exterior lamp control
  • Instrumentation, includes speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer and Driver Information Center with outside temperature, warning messages and programmable menu features
  • LATCH system, (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, power, body-color
  • Moldings, bodyside, body-color
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all positions, front height adjustable
  • Seat, driver, height adjuster, 4-way manual
  • Sound system feature, 4-speakers

 

  • Steering column, tilt
  • Steering wheel, urethane
  • Steering, electric power (EPS)
  • Suspension, Premium Ride
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSkey 3+
  • Trunk release, remote
  • Visors, vanity mirrors, covered, driver and front passenger, includes driver map pocket
  • Windows, power, includes driver express-down and passenger lockout
  • Wipers, intermittent, front, speed-sensitive

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