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2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,770
6 listings nationwide

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
1LT Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,108
14 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base

The 2005 Pontiac Sunfire is a sporty-looking 2-door budget coupe that packs a zippy little engine, making this a nice alternative for those wanting a sports-like ride but who haven't g...

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
1LT Coupe FWD
Michael Perkins Review:

The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt is what it is, and that’s a good value for a...

The Good: The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt offers quality for the class at a great pric...

The Bad: The 2010 Cobalt’s 2.2-liter engine struggles in all but cruising situa...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
255
TCarp 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Cost Effective Reliable Car — Excellent car - model will go 200,000+ miles, No problems, performed in weather from -25 deg F to 10...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1,715
Andrew 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Bottom Line.. Its A Pontiac What Else Is There — Performance - This car performs like any pontiac should. Corners well, accels nice, stops when I wa...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

305
David 2005 Pontiac Sunfire BaseReview:

Love My Sunfire — Very peppy and economical, easy to drive and it looks great and sporty, cheap to buy and run, build...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
1LT Coupe FWD
Grown writes:
Very quick love the sporty look great on gas low maintenance.
105
Michael 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 1LT Coupe FWDReview:

Good Dd — I've had this car for a little over a year now. I'm still pleased by most of it. It's pretty quick ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Specs

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
1LT Coupe FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
32 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
155 hp @ 6,100 RPM
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional --
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 1 stars 4 stars
Side Rear Passenger 2 stars 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 42 in
Back Legroom 32.6 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 13.9 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182 in 180.3 in
Width 68.4 in 67.9 in
Height 53 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 104.1 in 103.3 in

Available Options

2005 Pontiac Sunfire
Base
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
1LT Coupe FWD

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