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Chevrolet Cobalt, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Coupe, Sedan
#1 of 304 Chevrolet Cobalt: Real World MPG
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 07, 2006 (8:31 am)
Share with other owners your Cobalt's actual MPG.
#2 of 304 2,500 miles...34.0 mpg average fuel economy (stick shift)
Jun 06, 2006 (12:39 pm)
I totalled up all my gas receipts/mileage records and my stickshift coupe has gotten an average of 34.0 mpg over the past 2,500 or so miles. Mostly freeway. High of 36 or so on a long (400 mile) highway (Yosemite) trip.
#3 of 304 Re: Chevrolet Cobalt: Real World MPG [KarenS]
Sep 05, 2006 (9:28 am)
My 2006 Cobalt SS (2.4 manual) gets 31 on a 27 mile one-way commute (half highway / half not). I don't drive like a grandma, either. Pumped up tires to 38 PSI. Ride is a little rougher, but mpg is great!
#4 of 304 Re: Chevrolet Cobalt: Real World MPG [bobnh2]
Sep 06, 2006 (4:26 am)
I just went through my first tank of gas on my 2006 Cobalt LS Sedan (2.2 with 5-speed). The computer and the gas fill up both matched up at 34.5 miles per gallon. Mostly a highway commute to work, but some mixed driving. Not bad for not being broken in yet!
#5 of 304 Much higher possible
Sep 18, 2006 (5:14 pm)
At the moment (2600mi) my '06 cobalt LS 2.2L 5-spd manual has gotten no less than 34.1mpg on any fill-ups. (Im not terribly light on the peddle either) Most trips are 50miles to work and 50 miles back w/ highway and city travel mixed. I did get 43.5mpg on one of the trips I went on a few weekends ago!(Checked it w/ the fill-up and the computer, its right!)
#6 of 304 Automatic
Sep 28, 2006 (4:56 pm)
What a shocker! Not one automatic driver posting?
What kind of highway mileage can you expect with the 4-speed automatic?
#7 of 304 Re: Automatic [jaxs1]
Sep 29, 2006 (2:53 pm)
I have an SS sedan auto with 1500 miles and it says around 20 mpg avg for mixed driving. And that's barely moving LA traffic driving. At this point I'm hoping my car has some sort of correctable mechanical problem because this is just bad. What's going on?
#8 of 304 Re: Automatic [risto]
Oct 01, 2006 (7:59 am)
At merely 1,500 miles, your new engine's not even half run-in yet. Keep in mind that in L.A. urban crawl, when you're stopped, you're getting ZERO mpg. Even when it's moving (well, at least "moving" in terms of urban L.A.) it still won't compare with traffic conditions in east Possum Trot on a Sunday morning at 9:30 A.M. with it's one stop sign and everyone except the town drunk in church.
#9 of 304 real world mpg
Oct 02, 2006 (8:28 am)
rented cobalt LS auto for 8 days mi to myrtle beach 14 hours 895 mi, total avg 33mpg ,engine had 4500 mi on engine
quite comfortable handled well and quick
#10 of 304 Re: Chevrolet Cobalt: Real World MPG [KarenS]
Oct 10, 2006 (3:01 pm)
I rented a 2006 Cobalt LS 4 Dr sedan which had 23K miles and auto transmission on a recent trip to Seattle, WA. I averaged 30 MPG (according to the car's computer) over 800 miles with about 75/25 freeway/city driving. The handling was excellent and the ABS (with "brake assist") was outstanding. The car had Pirelli tires which probably helped with the handling. I am very pleased with both the MPG and the handling!