2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview

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Trims

LS
Avg. Price: $5,373
LS Coupe
Avg. Price: $5,366
LT
Avg. Price: $5,742
LT Coupe
Avg. Price: $6,043
LTZ
13 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,544
SS
Avg. Price: $7,145
SS Coupe
Avg. Price: $7,567
SS Supercharged
1 national listing

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4.25 stars

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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

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2006 Chevy Cobalt Lt Will Not Start

I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt lt. I have had many problems with this car, however, I recently got the catalytic converter replaced and the car has been running fine. The check engine light was off and ...

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Linda Bruce
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Towards The Back Of My 2006 Chevy Cobalt I Smell Gas.don't See Any Leaks ...

12 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
kavatarob
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My Fan Doesn't Come On Even When My Coolant Temperature Reaches 220 Degrees...

THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE HAS BEEN GETTING AS HIGH AS 228 DEGREES, AFTER THE CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. IT DOESN'T START OUT HIGH, BUT I DON'T KNOW THE NORMAL RANGE FOR THE COOLANT T...

7,441 views with 8 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
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...

26,064 views with 16 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
dragon300zx
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06 Cobalt Rough Idle/stall When Stopping Or Quick Deceleration

Hello All, Here is the problem I have. 06 Cobalt LT 2.2l 103065 Miles When decelerating on the freeway to come to a virtual stop for traffic, when stopping at a stop light, when pulling out of the ...

30,410 views with 40 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)