2013 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 in LS, LT, LTZ Sonic RS 5-door hatchback

Body style / driveline:

4-door or 5-door, front engine, front-wheel drive, 5 passengers; Sonic RS: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-door, 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)

Application:

std

opt LT, LTZ; std on RS

Displacement (cu. In / cc):

1796 / 110

1796 / 110

Bore and stroke (in. / mm):

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, continuously variable valve timing

Overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

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 / 170@ 3800*

148 / 200 @ 2500* manual
148 / 200 @ 1850* automatic

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 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
man.:
39 / 55 / 45
Sonic5:
auto:
34 / 51 / 40

auto:
37 / 51 / 42
man.:
39 / 55 / 45
man.:
37 / 50 / 42

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

auto:
8.3 / 5.5 / 7.1
man.:
7.7 / 5.6 / 6.8
man.:
7.3 / 5.1 / 6.3
Sonic5:
auto:
8.3 / 5.5 / 7.1

auto:
7.7 / 5.5 / 6.7
man.:
7.3 / 5.1 / 6.3
man.:
7.7 / 5.6 / 6.8


Transmission

 

6-speed manual (1.4L turbo)

Hydra-Matic 6T40 6-speed automatic (1.4L Turbo)

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

5-speed manual (1.8L)

6-speed manual (1.4L)

Application:

std on Sonic RS

opt on Sonic, Sonic RS

opt on Sonic

std on Sonic

std on Sonic turbo (non-RS)

Gear ratios (:1)

 

 

 

 

 

First:

4.27

4.58

4.45

3.72

3.82

Second:

2.35

2.96

2.91

1.96

2.05

Third:

1.48

1.91

1.89

1.32

1.30

Fourth:

1.07

1.45

1.44

0.94

0.96

Fifth:

0.88

1.00

1.00

0.75

0.74

Sixth:

0.74

0.75

0.74

N/A

0.61

Reverse:

3.82

2.94

2.87

3.30

3.55

Final drive:

4.176

3.53 (Sonic RS)
3.23
(Sonic)

3.47

3.95

3.65


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 / rear drum, with ABS: std
four-wheel disc with ABS: RS

Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in):

front: 276 x 26 / 10.8 x 1.0 (vented, std and RS)
rear: 268 x 12 / 10.6 x 0.47 (solid, RS)

Drum diameter (mm / in):

230 / 9

Total swept area (sq cm / sq in):

front:
748 / 116
rear:
318 / 49.3
front:
748 / 116 (RS)
rear:
602 / 93 (RS)


Wheels / Tires

Wheel size and type:

15-inch steel: std on LS

 

15-inch painted aluminum: std on LT

 

16-inch painted aluminum: opt on LT

 

17-inch painted aluminum: std on LTZ

 

17-inch aluminum: std on RS

Tires:

P195/65R15 ALS

 

P205/55R16 ALS

 

P205/50R17 ALS


Dimensions

Exterior

Type:

Sedan

Five-door

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2525 / 99.4

2525 / 99.4

Overall length (mm / in):

4397 / 173.1

4039 / 159

Overall width (mm / in):

1735 / 68.3

1735 / 68.3

Overall height (mm / in):

1516 / 59.7

1516 / 59.7
1506: 59.3 (RS)

Track (mm / in):

front:
1509 / 59.4
rear:
1509 / 59.4

front:
1509 / 59.4
rear:
1509 / 59.4

Curb weight (kg / lb):

1237 / 2727 (LS)
1245 / 2745 (LT)
1273 / 2806 / (LTZ)

1220 / 2690 (LS)
1230 / 2712 (LT)
1259 / 2776 (LTZ)
1275 / 2811 (RS)

 

Interior

Type:

Sedan

Five-door

Headroom (mm / in):

front:
983 / 38.7 (w/o sunroof)
front:
956 / 37.6 (w/ sunroof)
rear:
960 / 37.8 (w/o sunroof)
rear:
961 / 37.8 (w/ sunroof)

front:
983 / 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:
879 / 34.6

front:
1062 / 41.8
rear:
879 / 34.6

Shoulder room (mm / in):

front:
1356 / 53.4
rear:
1346 / 53

front:
1358 / 53.4
rear:
1347 / 53

Hip room (mm / in):

front:
1306 / 51.4
rear:
1311 / 51.6

front:
1306 / 51.4
rear:
1311 / 51.6


Capacities

Type:

Sedan

Five-door

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

2 / 3

EPA interior volume (L / cu ft):

2978 / 105.2

3103 / 109.6

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

422 / 14.9

538 / 19 (behind rear seats)
1351 / 47.7 (seats folded)

EPA passenger vol. (L / cu ft):

2556 / 90.3

2565 / 90.6

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

46.2 / 10.16

46.2 / 10.16

 

*SAE certified

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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