2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview

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Trims

LS
Avg. Price: $6,504
LS Coupe
Avg. Price: $6,387
LT
Avg. Price: $6,953
LT Coupe
Avg. Price: $6,892
LTZ
Avg. Price: $8,080
SS
Avg. Price: $8,406
SS Coupe
Avg. Price: $9,059
SS Supercharged
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Great Car by boyblue84
 — i own a 06 cobalt it is one of my favorite cars it has lot's of power to just be a 1.6 but they make several models of cobalts. it gets great overall gas milage and is a very great comuting car, has p... Read More
Chevy Cobalt-ballin' On A Budget by Kirsten
 — This is my first brand new car. Overall I love it, for a 4 cylinder it has a lot of pep and is pretty responsive. It gets great gas mileage. It has probably the best turning radius I have ever seen in... Read More
Cobalt Ss...is That Thing Supercharged? by Curtis
 — This car...is AMAZING! For the price, you get a 2.0L supercharged I-4; making a stock 205 FWHP. This number is more like 215-230 on real world dynos. You also get a sport tuned suspension, pioneer sou... Read More

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt saw few changes to the fun little car first introduced in 2005. As the replacement for the late, great Chevy Cavalier, the '06 Cobalt is an entry-level compact that makes a great first car.

Offered in a range of trims (LS, LT, LTZ, and SS) the 2006 Cobalt is available in both sedan and coupe bodystyles. The Cobalt was designed to compete with relatively low-priced imports like the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Spectra, leaving the Chevrolet Aveo to compete with the very low-priced, very bare-bones offerings.

One aspect of the '06 Chevy Cobalt that may disappoint Cavalier loyalists is its relatively sparse assortment of standard features. If you're buying the base LS trim and want ABS, front-side and side-curtain airbags, or OnStar service, you're going to have to pay for the options. Standard features are more plentiful on the LT, LTZ, and SS trims, but there are some surprising omissions.

The baseline engine for the '06 Chevrolet Cobalt is a 2.2-liter inline-4 that puts out 145 horsepower; the SS models have a 171-horsepower, 2.4-liter dual-overhead-cam inline-four, and the SS Supercharged boasts a 2.0-liter, 205-horsepower supercharged four-cylinder that delivers 200 lb.-ft. of torque. All of these mills offer plenty of power to get the lightweight (under 2,800 pounds curb weight) Cobalt around with ease.

And when it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2006 Chevy Cobalt delivers, with EPA estimates ranging from 25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway to 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, depending on engine.

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Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Dawn Marie
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Is The 2006 Chevy Cobalt Standered Have Hydrolic Clutch Or Cable?

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MysticTwilite
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Average Running Engine Temperature?

I would like to know what the average temperature my coupe should be running? Recently I developed a leak in the radiator and after getting it fixed, I find myself watching the coolant temperature mor...

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sthurman
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2006 Chevy Cobalt Lte

My Daughter's 2006 Cobalt makes a noise that sounds like driving over washboards from about 25mph and up it get louder with speed. no vibration in steering wheel and it does it with engine in neutra...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
brodym
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06 Chevy Cobalt Missfire/rough Idle

I Habe A 06 Cobalt, Check Engine Light Is On. It Has A Very Rough Idle Amd Smoke Is Coming Out Of Exhaust.. Doesnt Smell Like Fuel.. I Habe Replaced Spark Plugs, Coil Pack, Icm, Amd.fuel Filter, A...

276 views with 7 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
rcharlier
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2006 Cobalt Steering System

I've been told that my Cobalt steering rack needs to be replaced because it is a sealed system and it's now leaking fluid. I've also been told that a Cobalt steering system is all electrical/mechanica...

13 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)