2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Ss

Chevrolet Cobalt SS

The Chevrolet Co is a compact initially introduced by Chevrolet in 2004 for the 2005 modeling class. The Co replaced both the High-handed and the Prizm as Chevrolet’s compact. The Co was usable as both a coupe and saloon, and is based upon the GM Delta program likewise divided with the Chevrolet HHR and Saturn Ion. Likewise usable was a mellow execution, Crack Sportsman variance.

A Pontiac edition was sold chiefly as the Pontiac G5 in Canada for its full run (where it was shortly known as the Pontiac Following and afterward Pontiac G5 By-line), likewise as the Pontiac G4 in Mexico for 2005-2006, and in both Mexico and the Joined States below the G5 discover for 2007-2009. Altogether cases, the G5 replaced the Cavalier-related Pontiac Sunfire. Patch the Co was uncommitted as a 2-door putsché and a 4-door saloon altogether markets it was offered in, the G5 was solitary useable as a takeoveré in the Joined States piece a saloon edition was sold aboard the takeoveré in Canada and Mexico.

All Cobalts and its Pontiac equivalents were manufactured at GM’s set in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico and Lordstown, Ohio. The Joined States Environmental Shelter Representation classifies the Co as a subcompact.


The movement reprieve is freelancer with MacPherson struts, piece a semi-independent torque broadcast is put-upon in the back. The wheelbase is 103.3 in (2,624 mm), thirster than its competitors, and the breadth is 68.4 in (1,737 mm). Burthen is ordinary in-class, at 2,681 lb (1,216 kg) for the coupe and 2,747 lb (1,246 kg) for the saloon. For 2009, the Joined States Environmental Auspices Bureau fire saving was increased to 24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp) metropolis/34 mpg-US (6.9 L/100 km; 41 mpg-imp) highway with reflex transmittance, and 26 mpg-US (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) metropolis/37 mpg-US (6.4 L/100 km; 44 mpg-imp) highway with manual transmitting. The locomotive outturn was increased to 155 hp (116 kW).

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Ss

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

Year-to-year changes

2006: A non-supercharged Co SS was added to the card. This car was equipt with a 2.4 L course aspirated Ecotec inline-4. The LS became the groundwork simulation spell the LT was marketed as a mid-range packet; the top story trimming was now the LTZ. In plus, as with about former GM vehicles that yr, GM’s Score of Excellency symbolisation was added to both strawman fenders approach the doors.

2007: Both engines were retuned for more might piece retaining the like fire thriftiness. The 2.2 L Ecotec was now rated at 148 hp (110 kW) with the 2.4 L Ecotec rated at 173 hp (129 kW). Otc changes admit a new cabinet, new wheel and new wireless psyche whole that features an sound remark labourer. In plus, all models omit the LS and LT1 now victimized a 5×110 rack thunderbolt figure. The LS and LT1 maintained the received 4×100. In improver, the 2007 modelling yr pronounced the debut of a new 32-bit calculator that replaced the 16-bit whole from 2006.

2008: The 2.4 L course aspirated, high-output SS coupe and SS saloon were renamed to fair “Athletics Coupe” and “Mutation Saloon” severally. The new Co SS features a 260 hp (194 kW) turbocharged locomotive, replacement the Charged locomotive which was offered from 2005-2007. At mid-year, the fire thriftiness was increased to 25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg-imp)5.5-7.5 km/l metropolis, 36 mpg-US (6.5 L/100 km; 43 mpg-imp)Ennead km/calorie-free highway on the LS and 1LT, coupe and saloon models with manual contagion; now tagged with XFE badging (X-tra Fire Saving). XM Tuner, side-impact air bags for improved refuge, and MP3 thespian were now criterion alternatively of optional. StabiliTrak stableness command scheme was introduced. Early changes admit the adding and remotion of respective outside and inner colours. The new SS (turbocharged) coupe launched approximate the end of May 2008, as it was a rhytidectomy from the 2005-2007 variant.

2009: The 2.4 L course aspirated “Mutant Coupe and “Mutation Saloon” models were both deleted, on with the 2.2 L L61 locomotive. Both were replaced by the 2.2 L LAP locomotive olibanum providing bettor fire saving and more exponent, likewise an SS saloon existence added to the card. Leash outside colours were changed, and the electroneutral national colour deleted. Bluetooth capabilities were added, besides as the selection for a reconfigurable functioning expose. The RPD, alone uncommitted on the SS coupe, can interpret out assorted locomotive outturn information and modify execution settings.


According to the Indemnity Constitute for Highway Prophylactic (IIHS) the Co receives an boilersuit top account of “Commodity” for strawman collisions. Notwithstanding, it receives a “Hapless” boilersuit grudge for english impacts without incline drape airbags, and an “Satisfactory” boilersuit mark with position pall airbags. In 2008 face drape airbags became criterion but the Co’s construction cadaver the like and therefore in construction/condom family of the IIHS’s slope shock essay the Co receives a “Fringy” grievance. Position airbags are special to the drapery typewrite, trunk eccentric position airbags are unavailable. According to the IIHS’s harm measurements interpreted from the slope impingement examination the driver’s trunk is granted a “Bare” hit.

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Ss

The IIHS likewise establish 2005-08 framework twelvemonth Cobalts had the highest mortality in the pocket-sized 4 doorway car year, with 117 deaths per gazillion registered geezerhood compared to its year norm of 71.

Defects and recalls

In betimes 2007, 98,000 Co coupes from the 2005-06 modeling days were recalled abaft it was ascertained they did not fulfil federal refuge requirements because of a want of passable cushioning in a particular region of the fomite’s trimming. This resulted in an impossible exposure to caput injuries, though GM claimed the exposure would alone impact motorists not eroding a seatbelt.

On Butt 2, 2010, GM proclaimed a recollection of 1.3 meg press cars in Northward America, including the Chevrolet Co, because of exponent direction problems. GM plans on repair sr. models ahead fixation flow models, as the car was replaced by the Chevrolet Cruze in recent 2010. The Pontiac G5 and its outside variants were likewise stirred, though GM had already concluded product of the Pontiac steel by that head. The next reminiscence is due to utmost warmth causation hurt to the fictile fire heart lines. The callback is but for states in the southerly parting of the U.S.A. On September 28, 2012, GM proclaimed a callback of 40,859 cars including the Chevrolet Co from the 2007-09 exemplar yr because of a potentiality fire escape.

Incorrect kindling switches in the Cobalts, which cut exponent to the car piece in question, were finally coupled to many crashes resulting in fatalities, start with a stripling in 2005 who horde her new Co into a shoetree. The alternate continued to be victimized in the construct of the vehicles flush aft the job was known to GM. On February 21, 2014, GM recalled complete 700,000 Cobalts for issues trackable to the faulty lighting switches. In May 2014 the NHTSA fined the caller $35 1000000 for flunk to reminiscence cars with wrong lighting switches for a dec, contempt knowledgeable thither was a trouble with the switches. Xiii deaths were coupled to the wrong switches during the clock the companionship failed to reminiscence the cars.


2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Ss

In 2009, Chevrolet launched the Co’s eventual replacement, the Chevrolet Cruze (based on the new Delta II program), in Europe, with launches in former markets (including the US) undermentioned in 2010. The Co complete yield on June 23, 2010. With the discontinuance of the Pontiac mark by GM in 2010, the Buick Verano is marketed as the G5’s heir in Canada, patch the Cruze serves as a de facto substitution for the Pontiac G5 in America.

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