2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Models:

Sonic 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback

Body style / driveline:

4-door or 5-door, front engine, front-wheel drive, 5 passengers

Construction:

Unitized body/frame

EPA vehicle class:

Subcompact

Manufacturing location:

Orion Township, Mich.

Key competitors:

Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris


Engine

 

1.8L DOHC I-4
(LUW)

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4
(LUV)

Displacement (cc / cu. in.):

1796 / 110

1364 / 83.2

Bore and stroke (mm / in.):

80.5 x 88.2 / 3.17 x 3.47

72.5 x 82.6 / 2.85 x 3.25

Block material:

Cast iron

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, double continuously cam phaser intake and exhaust (DCVCP)

Overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, double continuously cam phaser intake and exhaust (DCVCP)

Ignition system:

Coil on plug

Coil on plug

Fuel delivery:

Sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control

Sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

9.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

138 / 103 @ 6300

138 / 103 @ 4900

Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):

125 / 168 @ 3800

148 / 200 @ 2500

Recommended fuel:

Regular unleaded

Regular unleaded

Max engine speed (rpm):

6500

6500

Emissions controls:

Close-coupled catalytic converters; 58X ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off oxygen sensor

Close-coupled and underfloor catalytic converters; 58X ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off oxygen sensor

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

auto:
34 / 51 / 40
man:
37 / 50 / 42

auto:
37 / 51 / 42
man:
39 / 55 / 45

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

auto:
8.3 /  5.5 / 7.1
man:
7.7 / 5.6 / 6.8

auto:
7.7 / 5.5 / 6.7
man:
7.3 / 5.1 / 6.3


Transmission

 

6-speed manual (1.4L turbo)

Hydra-Matic 6T30 6-speed automatic (1.8L)

5-speed manual (1.8L)

Gear ratios (:1)

 

 

 

     First:

3.82

4.45

3.72

     Second:

2.05

2.91

1.96

     Third:

1.30

1.89

1.32

     Fourth:

0.96

1.44

0.94

     Fifth:

0.74

1.00

0.75

     Sixth:

0.61

0.74

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     Reverse:

3.54

2.87

3.30

     Final drive:

3.65

3.47

3.94


Chassis / Suspension

Front:

MacPherson struts with offset coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear:

Semi-independent torsion beam axle with coil springs

Steering type:

Column-mounted electric power steering

Steering ratio:

14:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.8 (15- and 16-inch wheels)
2.7 (17-inch wheels)

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft):

10.5 / 34.5 (15- and 16-inch wheels)
11 / 36.1 (17-inch wheels)


Brakes

Type:

Ventilated front disc and rear drum, with standard ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in):

276 / 10.8

Drum diameter x width (mm / in):

230 / 9

Total swept area (sq cm / sq in):

front:
748 / 116
rear:
318 / 49.3


Wheels / Tires

Wheel size and type:

15-inch steel
17-inch alloy

Tires:

P195/65R15 ALS
P205/50R17 ALS


Dimensions

Exterior

 

Sedan

Five-door

 

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2525 / 99.4

2525 / 99.4

 

Overall length (mm / in):

4399 / 173.1

4039 / 159

 

Overall width (mm / in):

1735 / 68.3

1735 / 68.3

 

Overall height (mm / in):

1517 / 59.7

1517 / 59.7

 

Track (mm / in):

front:
1509 / 59.4
rear:
1509 / 59.4

front:
1509 / 59.4
rear:
1509 / 59.4

 

Curb weight (kg / lb):

1.8L:
1234 / 2721
1.4L:
1298 / 2862

1.8L:
1217 / 2684
1.4L:
1244 / 2743

 

Interior

 

Sedan

Five-door

Headroom (mm / in):

front:
982 / 38.7 (w/o sunroof)
front:
956 / 37.6 (w/ sunroof)
rear:
961 / 37.8 (w/o sunroof)
rear:
961 / 37.8 (w/ sunroof)

front:
982 / 38.7 (w/o sunroof)
front:
956 / 37.6 (w/ sunroof)
rear:
968 / 38.1 (w/o sunroof)
rear:
968 / 38.1 (w/ sunroof)

Legroom (mm / in):

front:
1062 / 41.8
rear:
881 / 34.6

front:
1062 / 41.8
rear:
881 / 34.6

Shoulder room (mm / in):

front:
1358 / 53.4
rear:
1347 / 53

front:
1358 / 53.4
rear:
1347 / 53

Hip room (mm / in):

front:
1306 / 51.4
rear:
1310 / 51.6

front:
1306 / 51.4
rear:
1310 / 51.6


Capacities

 

Sedan

Five-door

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

2 / 3

EPA interior volume (L / cu ft):

2953 / 104.3

2990 / 105.6

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

14 / 397

539 / 19 (behind rear seats)
869 / 30.7 (seats folded)

EPA passenger vol. (L / cu ft):

2560 / 90.4

2565 / 90.6

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

46.2 / 10.16

46.2 / 10.16

 

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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