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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview
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Based on 168 reviews
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
Timing Chain Issues
hi...I have a 2006 chevy cobalt...I got it hung up in the snow a couple weeks ago, and in the process of trying to get it out the engine started making a ticking sound, it would get louder if id go fa...
Why The Oxidation? Never Had This With Any Other Car Chevy Or Othr
paint started to show little,oxidation in spring thid year, Now all at once it is spreading like crazy
I Have A 2006 Chevy Cobalt 2.2l And I Got A Reading Of P0303 Which Is Cylin...
I have replaced spark plugs, ignition coil pack, and checked compression and fuel injector. All are okay. What else can I possibly test to find out what the problem is?
Can I Supercharge A 2006 Chevy Cobalt Ls
i have a 2006 chevy cobalt LS ( 4 door ). it has a 2.2 ecotec engine in it and i was wondering if i could supercharge it.
No Leaks But Losing Gas!
Started my car this morning and was a little under half a tank. Fuel range indicator said approx. 190 miles before E. Drove 3 miles then noticed it said 84 miles before E. And I was at 1/4 tank. L...