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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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The Cobalt is an all-new premium compact car that Chevrolet debuts in 2005 as a replacement for the soon-to-be-extinct Cavalier. It is intended to usher in the next wave of models in the segment, boasting comfort and a rigid body structure that provides exceptional handling and interior quietness.

In many ways, the Cobalt is like the Cavalier. However, it is a re-interpretation of the popular car, fit for the next century. That is, the comfort is more refined and modern, the handling is improved and there is an increase in power.

Available Models
Like the Cavalier, the Cobalt is offered as a sedan and as a coupe. The sedan model features base, LS and LT trims, while coupe models are available in base, LS, and SS Supercharged trims. The SS will debut in mid-2005 as 2006 model.

Interior Features
Both the sedan and the coupe can sit up to five passengers. In addition, their cargo volume is measured to be 13.9 cubic feet. The Cobalt features plenty of interior flexibility, including easy access to the rear seat, 60/40 folding rear seats and interior access to the trunk area.

There are quite a few standard features spread across the Cobalt's lineup for its debut. Some of the standards for all include air conditioning, an electric rear defogger, a CD player and a driver information center.
Available features include heated leather seats, a power sunroof, XM Satellite Radio, MP3 playback and the OnStar system.

Exterior Features
Several wheel options are offered for 2005, including standard 15-inch wheels and available 16-inch, 17-inch, and 18-inch wheels, all with unique designs.

Cobalt features a strut-type front suspension, semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars for more exact body roll control. Speed sensitive electric power steering is tuned to match the performance levels of the various tire and suspension packages. The turning radius measures at 34.8 feet curb-to-curb.

The Cobalt uses an Ecotec 2.2-liter inline 4-cylinder model. It is mated to a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission or a Hydra-Matic 4T45-E 4-speed automatic transmission, and it generates 145 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 155 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.

The SS will use a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 205 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 200 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission does the shifting.

Safety and Security
Base models use vented front disc brakes with single-piston calipers and composite rear drum brakes. Four channel antilock brakes (ABS) are standard on LS and LT models.

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt - Vehicle Highlights
All-new compact car in sedan and coupe body styles
Rigid body structure provides exceptional handling and interior quietness
Clean, contemporary design inside and out
Powerful, fuel efficient, smooth powertrain choices
Standard features on Base model include: air conditioning, electric rear window defroster, AM/FM/CD audio system, tilt steering column, split-bench rear seat with pass-through to trunk area
Standard features on LS, LT, SS Supercharged models include: anti-lock braking system, keyless entry system, cruise control, power windows, power exterior mirrors

Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.2L I4
2.0L SC I4
145 @ 5600
205 @ 5600
4-speed auto
 5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
2.2L auto 24/32
2.2L man 25/34
2.0L man 23/39

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