2010 Chevrolet
Cobalt LT
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Equinox LT

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT

10.0

starting from

$24,970

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Equinox LT

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OK brakes
Disc
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Fantastic range on the highway
602 miles
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Average-sized back seats
50.1 ft3
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Good range in the city
414 miles
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

9.2

starting from

$18,240

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Cobalt LT

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Safer for the front passenger in head-on collisions
5 stars
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Tighter turning radius
33.5 ft
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OK performance
17.7 lb/hp
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Great ground clearance for rough terrain
13.0"
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Equinox LT's power seats; not available on the Cobalt LT
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • The Equinox LT has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Winner: Cobalt LT
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  • The best price we've seen is $6,730 cheaper (around 30% less), $18,240 vs $24,970
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 24 mpg vs 22 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Very cramped front seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Chevrolet
Cobalt LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Equinox LT's power seats; not available on the Cobalt LT
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to leather

Crash Test Ratings

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Chevrolet
Cobalt LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the Cobalt LT
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 6% to 10% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Cost

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Chevrolet
Cobalt LT
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MSRP $24,970 vs $18,240 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 24 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
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Cobalt LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Optional Drive with confidence in the Equinox LT, consider upgrading the Cobalt LT to get antilock brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Equinox LT has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Equinox LT; optional upgrade on the Cobalt LT
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Performance

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Chevrolet
Cobalt LT
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Horsepower 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM vs 155 HP @ 6,100 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Equinox LT has an OK number of gears, while the Cobalt LT has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.8 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp The Cobalt LT has OK performance while the Equinox LT gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.0 ft vs 33.5 ft The Cobalt LT can make tight turns, and the Equinox LT is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
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Cobalt LT
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 602 miles vs 429 miles The Equinox LT gets fantastic distance, but the Cobalt LT is very limited
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Cargo space 63.7 ft3 vs 13.9 ft3 The Equinox LT has OK cargo room, while the Cobalt LT has very little
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front seats 54.4 ft3 vs 49.9 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The Equinox LT's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Cobalt LT cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Equinox LT offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Cobalt LT
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Equinox LT
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Cobalt LT
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Equinox LT; but it's not available at all on the Cobalt LT

Road Tests

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Chevrolet
Cobalt LT
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0-60 mph 10.7 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 18.0 s @ 80 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 112 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS Cobalt LT vs Elantra GLS
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Cobalt LT vs Aveo LT
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2012 Ford Focus SE Cobalt LS vs Focus SE
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Equinox LT vs Traverse LS
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Equinox LT vs Acadia SLE
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2011 Ford Edge SEL Equinox LS vs Edge SEL
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Equinox LT vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Equinox LT vs Highlander SE

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