2010 Chevrolet Cobalt  RealSafeCars34Safety Rating

#97 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#167 of all 2010 vehicles


The Cobalt, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2005, is a small sedan with seating up to 5. The Chevrolet Cobalt has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt has a score of 34, implying a 0.1% chance of driver death (9.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.1021% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 11.6603%, meaning the average driver has a 0.1021% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 11.6603% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt is 113% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt is 99% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8322Chevrolet CobaltToyota Scion tCFord FocusKia ForteHonda CivicHyundai ElantraVolkswagen JettaMazda 3Dodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerToyota CorollaNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 22 to 83. The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt is less safe than the 2010 Ford Focus, the 2010 Kia Forte, the 2010 Honda Civic, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra, the 2010 Nissan Sentra, the 2010 Toyota Corolla, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Dodge Caliber, the 2010 Mazda 3, and the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta.

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