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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $14,225 - $20,560
Drive Types FWD
Engines 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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Cobalt Sedan LS 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 24/33/28 $14,225
Cobalt Sedan LS XFE 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 25/36/30 $14,225
Cobalt Sedan LS 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $15,150
Cobalt Sedan 1-LT XFE 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 25/36/30 $14,935
Cobalt Sedan 1-LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 24/33/28 $14,935
Cobalt Sedan 1-LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $15,860
Cobalt Sedan 2-LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) M5 FWD 24/33/28 $16,230
Cobalt Sedan 2-LT 2.2l I4 (148-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $17,280
Cobalt Sedan Sport 2.4l I4 (171-bhp) M5 FWD 22/32/26 $19,510
Cobalt Sedan Sport 2.4l I4 (171-bhp) A4 FWD 22/31/26 $20,560