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Chevrolet Cobalt Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Chevrolet Cobalt's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Chevrolet Cobalt Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 1 9 90 70 31.0
2010 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 1 9 90 70 31.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 1 9 90 70 31.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (9 percent), in the city (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Coupe 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 50 25 10 15 62 20.3
  hills med light 70 15 10 5 62 22.2
  hills light light 50 25 10 15 62 22.4
2010 2dr Coupe 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 57 22 10 12 62 21.6  
  Averages hills light light 57 22 10 12 62 21.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 21.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (12 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 2dr Coupe 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 10 60 25 5 62 22.6
  hills med none 0 0 25 75 62 33.6
2010 2dr Coupe 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 5 30 25 40 62 28.1  
  Averages hills med none 5 30 25 40 62 28.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 90 0 10 68 19.6
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 90 0 10 68 19.6  
  Averages flat med none 0 90 0 10 68 19.6
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 90 10 60 33.2
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 42.4
2009 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 45 55 60 37.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 45 55 60 37.8
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 37.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (45 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 5 15 70 70 25.3
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 5 15 70 70 25.3  
  Averages hills med light 10 5 15 70 70 25.3
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 75 10 5 60 23.0
2009 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 75 10 5 60 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 10 75 10 5 60 23.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns med none 5 5 16 74 75 30.2
  flat med light 5 65 15 15 75 24.0
  mtns med none 10 5 15 70 70 30.3
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 7 25 15 53 73 28.2  
  Averages hills med none 7 25 15 53 73 28.2
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 10 33 0 57 56 26.1
  flat med none 20 13 0 67 56 28.3
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 74 36.2
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 15 2 73 62 30.2  
  Averages flat med none 10 15 2 73 62 30.2
With the turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 40 40 10 65 25.0
  flat lead light 10 40 40 10 65 26.4
2008.5 2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 40 40 10 65 25.7  
  Averages flat lead hvy 10 40 40 10 65 25.7
With the turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 15 0 85 70 33.4
  flat light none 0 10 10 80 70 32.8
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 13 5 83 70 33.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 13 5 83 70 33.1
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 33.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 15 15 70 55 30.7
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 60 33.5
  flat light none 10 25 60 5 62 28.7
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 17 32 45 59 31.0  
  Averages flat light light 7 17 32 45 59 31.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 10 80 70 32.1
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 10 80 70 32.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 10 80 70 32.1
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 32.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 35.5
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 35.0
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 35.3  
  Averages flat med light 10 10 20 60 70 35.3
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 35.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 5 15 70 65 34.6
  flat light none 10 5 15 70 65 34.0
  flat light none 10 5 15 70 65 33.7
  flat med none 10 5 15 70 65 32.9
  flat med none 10 5 15 70 65 31.8
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 5 15 70 65 33.4  
  Averages flat light none 10 5 15 70 65 33.4
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 33.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 1 0 99 60 28.7
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 1 0 99 60 28.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 1 0 99 60 28.7
With the turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 99 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (1 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 20 0 20 60 60 31.8
  flat med light 5 25 50 20 75 22.0
  flat med none 0 15 55 30 60 26.7
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 85 30.1
  flat lead none 20 0 20 60 85 18.0
2008 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 8 29 54 73 25.7  
  Averages flat med none 9 8 29 54 73 25.7
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 70 31.0
  flat med light 10 25 45 20 60 25.0
2008 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 13 28 55 65 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 5 13 28 55 65 28.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 18 32 45 95 25.0
  hills v.lt none 0 25 25 50 60 30.2
  hills v.lt none 0 25 25 50 55 30.7
2008 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 2 23 27 48 70 28.6  
  Averages hills light light 2 23 27 48 70 28.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light light 0 40 60 0 N/A 24.6
  flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 60 34.8
2008 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 25 35 40 60 29.7  
  Averages hills light hvy 0 25 35 40 60 29.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 20 50 10 20 60 19.0
  hills med light 10 10 40 40 55 29.1
  hills light none 20 10 40 30 68 29.4
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 17 23 30 30 61 25.8  
  Averages hills med none 17 23 30 30 61 25.8
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (17 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 40 50 70 27.0
2007 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 40 50 70 27.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 40 50 70 27.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 30 50 10 10 68 21.8
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 30 50 10 10 68 21.8  
  Averages hills med none 30 50 10 10 68 21.8
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 30 60 70 30.0
2007 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 30 60 70 30.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 30 60 70 30.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 20 35 35 10 68 24.8
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 68 34.6
  hills light none 0 95 0 5 60 19.2
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 70 32.0
  hills med none 30 50 10 10 68 21.4
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 12 40 18 30 67 26.4  
  Averages hills light none 12 40 18 30 67 26.4
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 20 20 30 30 60 27.6
  flat light none 10 75 10 5 62 25.3
  flat light none 10 10 40 40 60 27.0
2007 2dr Coupe supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 13 35 27 25 61 26.6  
  Averages flat med light 13 35 27 25 61 26.6
With the turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 0 80 0 20 62 27.4
  flat med light 0 50 38 13 56 22.4
  flat lead none 0 100 0 0 N/A 23.8
2007 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 0 77 13 11 59 24.5  
  Averages flat lead none 0 77 13 11 59 24.5
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 20 20 30 30 85 28.0
  hills med light 15 15 35 35 85 27.8
  mtns med light 0 0 0 100 75 33.5
  flat med none 90 10 0 0 N/A 24.5
  flat med light 90 10 0 0 N/A 27.3
2007 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 43 11 13 33 82 28.2  
  Averages hills med light 43 11 13 33 82 28.2
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 82 miles per hour (33 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 5 5 80 60 39.0
  flat med none 30 40 0 30 60 31.5
  hills med light 0 15 10 75 70 36.3
  flat med none 10 70 0 20 60 27.8
  flat v.lt none 0 5 10 85 60 46.0
2007 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 27 5 58 62 36.1  
  Averages flat light none 10 27 5 58 62 36.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 36.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.7
  flat light light 0 6 0 94 60 32.0
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 70 32.2
  flat light none 0 19 10 71 60 28.0
  flat light none 20 20 60 0 N/A 29.0
2007 2dr Coupe 148-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 4 11 34 51 63 29.6  
  Averages flat light none 4 11 34 51 63 29.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 30 50 62 29.4
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 30 50 62 29.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 20 30 50 62 29.4
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 29.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 85 5 60 35.4
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 85 5 60 35.4  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 10 85 5 60 35.4
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 35.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 28.0
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.2
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 5 60 20 15 60 27.1  
  Averages flat light light 5 60 20 15 60 27.1
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 5 40 0 55 65 33.9
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 5 40 0 55 65 33.9  
  Averages mtns light light 5 40 0 55 65 33.9
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 33.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 45 30 25 65 28.0
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 45 30 25 65 28.0  
  Averages flat lead none 0 45 30 25 65 28.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 35.5
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 35.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 35.5
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 35.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills lead none 0 0 80 20 75 25.0
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills lead none 0 0 80 20 75 25.0  
  Averages hills lead none 0 0 80 20 75 25.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 80 0 10 60 25.4
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 80 0 10 60 25.4  
  Averages flat light none 10 80 0 10 60 25.4
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 50 45 0 5 70 23.6
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 50 45 0 5 70 23.6  
  Averages flat lead none 50 45 0 5 70 23.6
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (45 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 0 9 0 91 65 36.7
  mtns light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 29.9
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 0 55 0 46 65 33.3  
  Averages mtns light light 0 55 0 46 65 33.3
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 33.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (46 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 25.4
  flat light none 1 3 16 80 75 36.1
2006 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 1 52 8 40 75 30.8  
  Averages flat light none 1 52 8 40 75 30.8
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 30.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (40 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns v.lt none 0 0 0 100 55 42.2
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns v.lt none 0 0 0 100 55 42.2  
  Averages mtns v.lt none 0 0 0 100 55 42.2
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 42.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 20 3 8 70 70 28.6
2006 4dr Sedan 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 20 3 8 70 70 28.6  
  Averages flat med hvy 20 3 8 70 70 28.6
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Coupe supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 5 10 75 68 25.3
2006 2dr Coupe supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 5 10 75 68 25.3  
  Averages flat med none 10 5 10 75 68 25.3
With the turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 20 0 75 74 29.4
  flat med light 26 5 16 53 60 27.0
2006 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 13 8 64 67 28.2  
  Averages flat med light 16 13 8 64 67 28.2
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (16 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 30 60 10 65 25.0
  flat light none 50 50 0 0 N/A 22.6
  flat light light 14 14 19 52 74 23.5
2006 2dr Coupe 171-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 21 31 26 21 70 23.7  
  Averages flat light light 21 31 26 21 70 23.7
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 31 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (21 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (21 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns v.lt none 1 1 0 99 60 43.3
  flat med hvy 20 50 20 10 60 29.8
2006 2dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 11 26 10 55 60 36.6  
  Averages hills light light 11 26 10 55 60 36.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 36.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 5 24 10 62 65 33.1
  flat med light 13 51 4 32 85 22.5
  flat med none 10 30 10 50 80 35.0
2006 2dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 9 35 8 48 77 30.2  
  Averages flat med light 9 35 8 48 77 30.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 15 0 50 35 75 28.0
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 15 0 50 35 75 28.0  
  Averages flat lead hvy 15 0 50 35 75 28.0
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (35 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 20 60 65 31.6
  flat light none 22 24 26 28 60 32.0
  hills med none 1 3 20 76 75 36.4
  flat med light 22 22 22 33 65 20.0
  flat light none 22 24 26 28 60 31.0
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 13 19 23 45 65 30.2  
  Averages flat light none 13 19 23 45 65 30.2
With the 171-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Coupe supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 15 60 20 70 29.0
  flat med none 5 15 60 20 70 29.9
  flat med none 5 15 60 20 70 28.4
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 26.9
  flat lead none 5 15 60 20 80 26.2
2005 2dr Coupe supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 4 12 60 24 70 28.1  
  Averages flat med none 4 12 60 24 70 28.1
With the turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (24 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 0 6 15 79 75 37.6
  hills light light 0 6 15 79 75 40.8
  flat med none 0 6 15 80 75 34.5
2005 2dr Coupe 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 6 15 79 75 37.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 6 15 79 75 37.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.2L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt fuel economy has been averaging 37.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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Chevrolet Cobalt Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 2dr Coupe 155-hp 2.2L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Around town it's not great, but out on the open road mileage almost doubles.
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD In mixed driving I get 25 - 26 MPG, even with 75 mph stints and popping in and out of traffic. In pure highway, gets 28+ at 70+
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD The fuel economy is very good considering the performance available. I typically get better than 25MPG with a fair bit of city driving and fairly heavy throttle.
2008 4dr Sedan 155-hp 2.2L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Better than most North American cars. Lower carbon footprint. Cheaper to run.
2007 2dr Coupe 155-hp 2.2L I4 4-sp automatic FWD While the Cobalt may only get 23mpg in real city driving with a heavy foot, it is still relatively easy to achieve 28mpg in the city and 35+mpg on freeway.
2007 2dr Coupe 171-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD I like that the 2.4L engine is able to put out significantly more power than the 2.2L and keep the same economy. The SS 2.4L is pretty quick and fun to drive and I still get 28 mpg on average just gunning around town with a lead foot and about 20% high
2007 2dr Coupe 155-hp 2.2L I4 5-sp manual FWD While not as impressive as some of its competitors, the Cobalt is still good for low to mid 30s if driven properly.
2007 2dr Coupe 155-hp 2.2L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 34 MPG observed - and this from a roomy stylish car that cost me less that 15,000
2007 2dr Coupe 155-hp 2.2L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Most neighbors report 35 mpg on hyway. here we do mostly high spped highway.
2007 2dr Coupe 171-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD Under good highway driving conditions the Cobalt can go 700km on a single tank, but even in harsh conditions fuel economy is reasonable.
Chevrolet Cobalt Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr Sedan 155-hp 2.2L I4 4-sp automatic FWD The best documented rating I could find when looking indicated it still did not rival Fiesta.