(3.8) 30 reviews
MSRP: $1,159$6,871
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 26-29
Engine: 145-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

Our Take on the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

Our Take

Built on General Motors' Delta architecture, the new front-wheel-drive Cobalt comes in sedan and coupe body styles. Six versions are offered. Sedans are available in base, LS and LT trim levels, while coupes are offered in base, LS and SS Supercharged editions. Distinct interiors and wheels ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior dimensions
  • Seat comfort
  • Noisy engine
  • Some cheapo controls
  • Indistinct styling

Notable Features

  • High-torque engine
  • Optional side-curtain airbags
  • Optional OnStar
  • Optional XM Satellite Radio


Our Expert Reviews

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Consumer Reviews


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Best fircar I've owned

by dirt bike rider from las vegas on October 21, 2011

Great car bought it at 40k now over 108k and still going strong. Never had any problems always started, no problems, never replaced anything (other then fluids, filters and tires the normal stuff) Nev... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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