2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

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SPECIFICATIONS

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

Overview

Models:

Sonic RS 5-door hatchback

Body style / driveline:

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

 

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4
(LUV)

Application:

standard on RS

Displacement (cc / cu. in.):

1364 / 83.2

Bore and stroke (mm / in.):

72.5 x 82.6 / 2.85 x 3.25

Block material:

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

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

Ignition system:

Coil on plug

Fuel delivery:

Sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

9.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

138 / 103 @ 4900*

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

148 / 200 @ 1850 (auto)* 2500 (manual)*

Recommended fuel:

Regular unleaded

Max engine speed (rpm):

6500

Emissions controls:

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 / 48 / 39
man.:
38 / 49 / 42

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

auto.:
8.2 / 5.9 / 7.2
man.:
7.5 / 5.8 / 6.7


Transmission

 

6-speed manual

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

Application:

std

opt

Gear ratios (:1)

 

 

     First:

4.27

4.58

     Second:

2.35

2.96

     Third:

1.48

1.91

     Fourth:

1:07

1.45

     Fifth:

0.88

1.00

     Sixth:

0.74

0.75

     Reverse:

3.82

2.94

     Final drive:

4.18

3.53


Chassis / Suspension

Front:

MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear:

Semi-independent, torsion beam axle-mount compound link-type rear suspension, tubular V-shape beam, gas-charged shocks

Steering type:

column-mounted electric power steering

Steering ratio:

14:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.7

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

11 / 36.1


Brakes

Type:

Four-wheel disc with standard ABS, electronic brake force distribution

Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in):

front:
276 x 26 / 10.9 x 1.0 (vented)
rear:
268 x 12 / 10.6 x 0.47 (solid)

Total swept area (sq cm / sq in):

front:
748 / 116
rear:
602 / 93


Wheels / Tires

Wheel size and type:

17-inch five-spoke aluminum

Tires:

P205/50R17 ALS


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2525 / 99.4

Overall length (mm / in):

4039 / 159

Overall width (mm / in):

1735 / 68.3

Overall height (mm / in):

1506 / 59.3 RS

Track (mm / in):

front:
1509 / 59.4
rear:
1509 / 59.4

Curb weight (kg / lb):

1275 / 2811

 

Interior


Headroom (mm / in):

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

Shoulder room (mm / in):

front:
1358 / 53.4
rear:
1347 / 53

Hip room (mm / in):

front:
1306 / 51.4
rear:
1311 / 51.6


Capacities

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

EPA interior volume (L / cu ft):

3103 / 109.6

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

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

EPA passenger vol. (L / cu ft):

2565 / 90.6

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

46.2 / 10.16

 

*SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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