Compare 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2012 Honda Fit

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Honda Fit
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
4-Door Sedan LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
5-Door HB Automatic w/Navi Sport 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,518
$14,925
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,865
$15,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is neither subsonic nor supersonic—but it's a good, sound choice and a world better than the Aveo it replaces. The 2012 Honda Fit is peppy and fun to drive, and its interior is incredibly space-efficient; but some might be turned off by its rather utilitarian look.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 90.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 51.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.1 161.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 57.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 20.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.4
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2496
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 117 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 106 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.87
Trans Order Code
M26 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Honda Fit
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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