The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt is Chevrolet’s compact sedan and coupe that debuted for 2005, replacing the Cavalier in the Chevrolet lineup for 2006. The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt is designed to compete with the leaders in the compact segment with a high level of standard equipment and a driving experience with a high level of refinement, quality, and performance.In 2006, a non-supercharged Cobalt SS was added to the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt lineup.
The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS is equipped with a 2.4 L naturally aspirated Ecotec inline-4. The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS became the base model while the LT was marketed as a mid-range package; the top level trim was now the LTZ. In addition, as with most other GM vehicles that year, GM’s Mark of Excellence symbol was added to both front fenders near the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt doors.
The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan range offers stylish looks coupled with a more comfortable ride. The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt coupe design mimics the sedan from the A-pillar forward, but differs from the A-pillar rearward with a tapered reverse C-pillar that leads to Corvette-inspired four round taillamps.
The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt adds SS versions of both the coupe and sedan, powered by a 171-horsepower 2.4-liter Ecotec engine with 17-inch wheels, FE3 performance suspension, front and rear fascias similar to the SS Supercharged, rocker moldings, SS badging, and SS interior trim.
FE1 suspension – standard on 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS, LT and LTZ models, it provides a smooth ride and includes a 19-mm front stabilizer bar and a 16-mm rear stabilizer bar. FE3 suspension – standard on 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS models, it delivers a firmer, more direct ride and includes 22-mm front and rear stabilizer bars, four-wheel disc brakes, monotube shocks and 17-inch wheels and performance tires
For ’06, Majestic Amethyst has been added to the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt exterior color choices and, later in the year, Laser Blue will replace Arrival Blue. The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt parts also offers a long list of standard features including air conditioning, electric rear defogger, CD player and driver information center.
The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt features include heated leather seats, power sunroof, XM Satellite Radio (continental Ú.S. only), MP3 playback and OnStar. Additionally, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt features plenty of interior flexibility, including easy access to the rear seat, 60/40 folding rear seats and interior access to the trunk area, as well as ample, versatile storage.
Separate trim levels for each 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt models provide distinction and a tailored appearance. Surprising amenities – such as optional heated leather seats – also lend an upscale feel to the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt interior, as many of the standard and available features aren’t generally found within the vehicle’s competitive set.
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The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt is based on a strong, stiff platform, a key element for crisp handling and as smooth ride. The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS models use this to maximum advantage resulting in a dynamic driving experience. If you’re looking for inexpensive, high-value transportation with a new-car warranty, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt is worth a look.
Unfortunately, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt handling characteristics are nothing special while the body roll is excessive around turns, and the electric power steering is slow with little feedback. The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS models feel tighter in the turns but still don’t measure up to cars like the Acura RSX and Mazda 3.With its expressive styling and general all-around competence, the Chevrolet Cobalt competes effectively against the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Ford Focus, an impressive achievement, considering how long the competition has dominated this game.
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