Chevrolet Sonic - 2012

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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

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Engines

 

1.8L DOHC I-4

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4

Displacement (cu. in. / cc):

110 / 1796

83.2 / 1364

Bore and stroke (in. / mm):

3.17 x 3.47 / 80.5 x 88.2

2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6

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 economy (city / hwy):

26 / 35 (manual)
25 / 35 (automatic)

29 / 40 (manual)

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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)

Gear ratios (:1)

 

 

 

 

First:

3.82

4.58

4.45

3.72

Second:

2.05

2.96

2.91

1.96

Third:

1.30

1.91

1.89

1.32

Fourth:

0.96

1.45

1.44

0.94

Fifth:

0.74

1.00

1.00

0.75

Sixth:

0.61

0.75

0.74

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Reverse:

3.54

2.94

2.87

3.30

Final drive:

3.65

3.53

3.47

3.94

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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 (ft / m):

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

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Brakes

Type:

ventilated front disc and rear drum, with standard ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

10.8 / 276

Drum diameter x width (in / mm):

9 / 230

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm):

front: 116 / 748
rear: 49.3 / 318

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

15-inch alloy

 

16-inch alloy

 

17-inch alloy

Tires:

P195/65R15 ALS

 

P205/55R16 ALS

 

P205/50R17 ALS

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Dimensions

Exterior

 

sedan

five-door

Wheelbase (in / mm):

99.4 / 2525

99.4 / 2525

Overall length (in / mm):

173.1 / 4399

159 / 4039

Overall width (in / mm):

68.3 / 1735

68.3 / 1735

Overall height (in / mm):

59.7 / 1517

59.7 / 1517

Track (in / mm):

front: 59.4 / 1509
rear: 59.4 / 1509

front: 59.4 / 1509
rear: 59.4 / 1509

Curb weight (lb / kg):

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

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

 

Interior

 

sedan

five-door

Seating capacity
(front / rear):

2 / 3

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 38.7 / 982 (w/o sunroof)

front: 37.6 / 956 (w/ sunroof)

rear: 37.8 / 961 (w/o sunroof)

rear: 37.8 / 961 (w/ sunroof)

front: 38.7 / 982 (w/o sunroof)

front: 37.6 / 956 (w/ sunroof)

rear: 38.1 / 968 (w/o sunroof)

rear: 38.1 / 968 (w/ sunroof)

Legroom (in / mm):

front: 41.8 / 1062
rear: 34.6 / 881

front: 41.8 / 1062
rear: 34.6 / 881

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 53.4 / 1358
rear: 53 / 1347

front: 53.4 / 1358
rear: 53 / 1347

Hip room (in / mm):

front: 51.4 / 1306
rear: 51.6 / 1310

front: 51.4 / 1306
rear: 51.6 / 1310

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Capacities

 

sedan

five-door

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

105.2 / 2978

109.6 / 3103

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

14.9 / 422

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

EPA passenger vol. (cu ft / L):

90.3 / 2556

90.6 / 2565

Fuel tank (gal / L):

12.2 / 46.2

12.2 / 46.2

Engine oil (qt / L):

1.4L: 4.2 / 4.0
1.8L: 4.8 / 4.5

1.4L: 4.2 / 4.0
1.8L: 4.8 / 4.5

Cooling system (qt / L):

1.4L: 6.9 / 6.5
1.8L: 6.3 / 6.0

1.4L: 6.9 / 6.5
1.8L: 6.3 / 6.0

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Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Pricing

Sonic Hatchback

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Sonic Sedan

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