Chevrolet Sonic - 2013

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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

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Engines

 

1.8L DOHC I-4

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4

Application:

std

opt LT, LTZ; std on RS

Displacement (cu. In / cc):

110 / 1796

110 / 1796

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, 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 economy (city / hwy):

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

29 / 40 (manual)
27 / 37 (automatic)

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Transmissions

 

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

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

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

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

Drum diameter (in / mm):

9 / 230

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm):

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

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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

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Dimensions

Exterior

Type:

sedan

five-door

 

Wheelbase (in / mm):

99.4 / 2525

99.4 / 2525

 

Overall length (in / mm):

173.1 / 4397

159 / 4039

 

Overall width (in / mm):

68.3 / 1735

68.3 / 1735

 

Overall height (in / mm):

59.7 / 1516

59.7 / 1516
59.3 / 1506: RS

 

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)
2811 / 1275 (RS)

 

Interior

Type:

sedan

five-door

Seating capacity
(front / rear):

2 / 3

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 38.7 / 983 (w/o sunroof)

front: 37.6 / 956 (w/ sunroof)

rear: 37.8 / 960 (w/o sunroof)

rear: 37.8 / 961 (w/ sunroof)

front: 38.7 / 983 (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 / 879

front: 41.8 / 1062
rear: 34.6 / 879

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 53.4 / 1356
rear: 53 / 1346

front: 53.4 / 1358
rear: 53 / 1347

Hip room (in / mm):

front: 51.4 / 1306
rear: 51.6 / 1311

front: 51.4 / 1306
rear: 51.6 / 1311

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Capacities

Type:

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

*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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