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Here's how the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2008 Volkswagen GTI measure up.
$14,410
Starting MSRP
2dr HB Man
$22,800
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 2-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

148.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

200.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
180.5" length, 55.5" height 165.8" length, 58.4" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Gray

White

Medium Mocha

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact -

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -
Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 17 x 7 in -
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel -
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 17 x 7 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A N/A -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A 120 -

Engine

Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/121 -
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas Turbocharged I4 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200 207 @ 1800-5000 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 5600 200 @ 5100-6000 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
429.00 mi 420.50 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG 29 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
312.00 mi 304.50 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 21 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- 4-link -
Suspension Type - Front
Premium Ride Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear
Premium Ride Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
- 11.26 x 0.47 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x 0.94 in 12.28 x 0.98 in -
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13 gal 14.5 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft 35.8 ft -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.01 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 225/45HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 225/45HR17 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3216 lbs 3100 lbs -

Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.9 in 69.3 in -
Passenger Volume
87.1 ft³ 94.2 ft³ -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
- 14.7 ft³ -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Front Head Room
38.5 in 39.3 in -
Length, Overall
180.3 in 165.8 in -
Second Shoulder Room
51.4 in 54.6 in -
Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³ N/A -
Front Leg Room
41.8 in 41.2 in -
Track Width, Front
58.7 in 60.4 in -
Second Leg Room
33.7 in 35.3 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Track Width, Rear
58.1 in 59.7 in -
Height, Overall
57.1 in 58.4 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in 5.6 in -
Second Hip Room
46.4 in N/A -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
- N/A -
Front Hip Room
49.6 in N/A -
Second Head Room
37.7 in 38.5 in -
Front Shoulder Room
53.0 in 54.7 in -
Wheelbase
103.3 in 101.5 in -

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