2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Overview


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Avg. Price: $5,229
LS Coupe
219 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,682
LT Coupe
Avg. Price: $5,721
Avg. Price: $6,152
Avg. Price: $7,331
SS Coupe
Avg. Price: $7,514
SS Supercharged
1 national listing

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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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Key Gets Stuck In The Ignition

I have a 2006 chevy cobalt ss 2.4l. I am having intermittent key getting stuck in the accessory position in the ignition. If I drive it an then park it again or jiggle the shifter it will eventual...

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Why Is My 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Stalling So Much When I Drive It?

Here's the problem I am having: When I stop for a red light, when I stop at a stop sign, when I pull out into the highway or road, when I pull into a parking space it stalls.The RPM goes way,way down ...

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my 2006 cobalt ls has been at a solid 196 degrees ever since i got it. For the past week I've been noticing that the temperature is rising and falling with a difference of 20 degrees. For example. I'...

2,237 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)

I Have A 2006 Cobalt Sedan 2.2 Litre. When I Apply The The Brakes I Get A R...

As stated above the noise seems to come from the front end. I have front discs and rear drums. The car has just under 70,000 km and I have never had any brake work done. When I bought it, it had abo...

12 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
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Car Is Hesitating Acting Fuel Starved I Put A New Filter,fuel Pump Is Good ...

Car had lost power then would not start acted fuel starved we replaced the fuel filter fuel pump working good we traced fuel all the way to the injection site good flow now it won't stay running

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