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2011 Chevrolet Cobalt Review and Prices

About 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt

Chevrolet gives on of its well known compact car series a redesign to deliver better performance and fuel economy. It is just a testament as to how dedicated General Motors is about their vehicle offerings into the market. To learn more about what are the new enhancements available for the 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt, you can get more details below.

The current Cobalt will be taking a switch from Delta to a Gamma platform with the arrival of the Chevrolet Cobalt 2011 model. This particular platform was initially developed by GM for the Fiat and Opel models, but one can only presume that this new model will feature the Gamma 2 structure. Hence, it has been improved in terms of length and width to bring more size into the package.

When it comes to the driving performance and power, the 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt will run on a four-cylinder engine with a front-wheel drive system. There are options between the 2.2-liter or 2.4-liter engine with turbocharging an additional option from the standard. A non-turbo version can only produce up to 90 horsepower, which should represent the engine performance for base models in the European market. Although specific details has not been revealed yet for this model, it is expected to produce up to 150 horsepower and introduce a more aggressive tuning. When it comes to your transmission options, extra gears are provided for compensation for the low-end torque. However, the manual transmission will get six-speed settings instead of the usual five. The same goes for the automatic transmission wherein the speed setting of four has been increased to five.

The engineers at GM will be watching every pound that goes into the Chevrolet Cobalt 2011 in order to increase fuel economy and enhance driving performance. To facilitate in this design approach, they’ve opted to use lighter materials without having to greatly alter the size of the vehicle itself.

Pro’s of 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt

*Smooth yet bold shape and design;

*Better fuel economy;

*Increased speed settings for both automatic and manual transmissions

Con’s of 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt

*Engine power is quite limited, with 150 horsepower pegged as the maximum delivery

Pricing Details of Chevrolet Cobalt 2011

Since the launching date for the 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt is still quite far ahead, it is difficult to predict the exact pricing for the vehicle model as the manufacturer has not released any information yet. But you cannot expect any major pricing revisions though, judging by the set of improvements or changes incorporated here. The pricing for the base 2011 chevy cobalt model is expected to stay at around $16,000 and the loaded versions of the same model could go up to as high as $21,500.

The Bottom Line

The redesign approach incorporated into the 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt initially appears to be too ambitious. Only time could tell and with a proper road test could determine whether this vehicle truly offers something of value to auto consumers. After all, this series has several tough rivals in the market and unless General Motors is able to deliver up to market expectations, then there are several alternatives to choose from.

  1. Andrea Carey
    August 18th, 2011 at 20:32 | #1

    I had a 2009 Chevy Cobalt it was always having issues the transmission ent out once and trying to go out again electrical issues etc.