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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe SS

At a Glance

Pricing $14,225 - $22,335
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4, 2.2l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 22-25 (city), 31-36 (highway)

A competitive compact car from Chevrolet, the Cobalt is far removed from its dated Cavalier predecessor. Two normally aspirated 4-cylinder engines (2.2L and 2.4L) are available. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. ABS is standard on upper Cobalt models. Side-curtain airbags are optional, and traction control is standard on ABS/automatic equipped vehicles. A Pioneer audio system is available.

What Changed:

Trim designations have been simplified to LS, LT, Sport, and SS. Cobalt SS models switch to a 260 hp turbocharged four-cylinder. The SS package also includes aggressive wheels, tires and bodywork. In April, 2008 Chevrolet added a 2.2L XFE designated model with increased fuel economy. The Cobalt XFE is only offered on LS and 1LT models. The SS Supercharged model has been discontinued.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Cobalt Coupe LS 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 24/33/28 $14,225
Cobalt Coupe LS 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 25/36/30 $14,225
Cobalt Coupe LS 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $15,150
Cobalt Coupe LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 25/36/30 $14,935
Cobalt Coupe LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 24/33/28 $14,935
Cobalt Coupe LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $15,860
Cobalt Coupe 2LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 24/33/28 $16,230
Cobalt Coupe 2LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $17,280
Cobalt Coupe Sport 2.4l I4 (171-bhp) M5 FWD 22/32/26 $19,510
Cobalt Coupe Sport 2.4l I4 (171-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $20,560
Cobalt Coupe SS 2.0l I4 (260-bhp) M5 FWD $22,335