• (4.2) 85 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,468–$7,804
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 26-29
  • Engine: 148-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat space and entry/exit
  • Seat comfort
  • Noisy engine exhaust
  • Some cheap-looking controls

Notable Features

  • Three engine choices
  • Coupe and sedan body styles
  • Optional side curtain airbags
  • Optional OnStar and XM Satellite Radio

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Launched for 2005, the front-wheel-drive subcompact Cobalt comes in sedan and coupe body styles. Most Cobalts use a 148-horsepower four-cylinder engine.

Changes for 2007 include a standard CD stereo with an auxiliary input for MP3 players, as well as new wheel choices and an optional remote starting system. A three-spoke steering wheel replaces the four-spoke version in last year's Cobalt.

Sedans come in LS, LT, LTZ and SS trim levels; coupes are offered in LS, LT, SS and SS Supercharged editions. Distinct interiors and wheels help differentiate the models. The SS coupe and sedan get 17-inch wheels, a performance suspension and a 173-hp four-cylinder engine. The SS Supercharged coupe includes 18-inch wheels and a 205-hp supercharged engine.


Exterior
Chevrolet says the Cobalt coupe has an "elegantly tapered reverse C-pillar leading the eye to Chevrolet's signature four round taillamps." Both body styles feature a horizontally split grille with a gold bow tie badge.

SS Supercharged coupes feature bolder fascias and rocker-panel areas. All models have body-colored door handles and jewel-like headlights and taillights. A power sunroof is optional.

Base models are equipped with disc brakes in front and drums in the rear, and SS models have all-disc brakes. Built on a 103.3-inch wheelbase, the Cobalt measures a bit more than 180 inches long overall and 67.9 inches wide. Front and rear stabilizer bars are installed. LS and LT models ride on 15-inch tires. Sixteen-inch wheels are optional on the LT and standard on the LTZ.


Interior
With front bucket seats and a 60/40-split, folding rear seat, all Cobalts seat five occupants. Chevrolet says higher-than-usual seating positions are intended to give sedan occupants a more commanding view of the road. Occupants can access the trunk area from inside the car.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, an electric rear defogger, a tilt steering column, a driver information center and a CD player with an auxiliary input jack for iPods or other MP3 players. Heated leather seats, XM Satellite Radio, MP3 playback capability and GM's OnStar communication system are optional. On models with an automatic transmission, an optional remote start system allows drivers to start the engine with a key fob.


Under the Hood
LS, LT and LTZ models use a 2.2-liter four-cylinder that produces 148 hp. A supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the SS Supercharged coupe develops 205 hp and 200 pounds-feet of torque. In between, SS models hold a 173-hp 2.4-liter engine.

SS coupes and sedans receive either a Getrag five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic. The SS Supercharged coupe comes only with a five-speed manual.


Safety
Antilock brakes are standard on LT, LTZ and SS models and optional on LS models. Cobalts with the automatic gearbox and ABS also have traction control. Side curtain airbags are optional, but side-impact airbags for the front seats are not available.

Driving Impressions
The Cobalt offers good front passenger space and reasonably spirited performance, even with an automatic transmission. It's agile around town and stable enough on the highway, but you must pay attention to remain on course. The ride is surprisingly good, with only the more notable bumps and holes causing trouble.

Backseat space is awful, with marginal headroom and virtually no legroom unless the front seat is well forward. Getting in and out is a battle. When accelerating even a bit, the exhaust bleats like a little foghorn. The handbrake is in an awkward position when the center armrest is down.


Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 85 reviews

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Runs great

by John L from Philadelphia Pa on November 17, 2017

Couldn't ask for a better car for the money......runs 100% and is very reliable and great on gas Thank You Double M's

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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