Chevrolet Cobalt SS 

  • $21k
  • 2005
  • 145 HP 2.2L
  • 124 mph
On paper at least, 205 supercharged horsepower is rich for a 2800-pound compact coupe.
by MotorTrend (Feb, 2005)
Inside, standard leather seats, an A-pillar boost gauge, Pioneer seven-speaker stereo, and leather-wrapped shifter are pleasant surprises.
by MotorTrend (Feb, 2005)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Chevrolet Cobalt SS


Cobalt SS
6.2 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

Cobalt SS
124 mph
Impreza WRX STI
158 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph

1/4 mile

Cobalt SS
16.6 s
Skyline GT-R
13.4 s

Data points Key details of the Chevrolet Cobalt SS


Cobalt SS


Cobalt SS
145 HP
Nissan 350Z
283 HP

In The News From around the web


Chevrolet Cobalt SS
The engine includes an Eaton M62 helical roots-type supercharger and features an air-to-water intercooler to reduce the temperature of air entering the engine.
The Cobalt's suspension tuning was refined at Germany's famous Nurburgring, one of the world's most challenging road courses with more than 170 turns over nearly 13 miles.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Chevrolet
Price $21,430
Year 2005
Highest auction price $22k, January 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 21.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 145 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Maximum torque 155 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,054 lb
Width 67.9 in
Height 55.6 in
Length 180.5 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in

road tests

Top speed 124 mph
1/4 mile 16.6 s
0-60mph 6.2 s


Drivetrain FWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 4.05:1


Displacement 2,200 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain Overhead camshaft
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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