Chevrolet Sonic RS - 2013

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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

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Engines

 

1.4L turbocharged DOHC I-4

Application:

standard on RS

Displacement (cu. in. / cc):

83.2 / 1364

Bore and stroke (in. / mm):

2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6

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 economy (city / hwy):

27 / 34 (manual)
25 / 33 (automatic)
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Transmissions

 

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

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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 (ft / m):

36.1 / 11

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Brakes

Type:

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

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

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

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm):

front: 116 / 748
rear: 93 / 602

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

17-inch five-spoke aluminum

Tires:

P205/50R17 ALS

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

99.4 / 2525

Overall length (in / mm):

159 / 4039

Overall width (in / mm):

68.3 / 1735

Overall height (in / mm):

59.3 / 1506: RS

Track (in / mm):

front: 59.4 / 1509
rear: 59.4 / 1509

Curb weight (lb / kg):

2811 / 1275

 

Interior

Seating capacity
(front / rear):

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

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

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 53.4 / 1358
rear: 53 / 1347

Hip room (in / mm):

front: 51.4 / 1306
rear: 51.6 / 1311

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Capacities

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

109.6 / 3103

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

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

EPA passenger vol. (cu ft / L):

90.6 / 2565

Fuel tank (gal / L):

12.2 / 46.2

Engine oil (qt / L):

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

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

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