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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS 1LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
4-Door Sedan LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
5-Door HB Manual
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Transmission

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,518
$14,925
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,865
$15,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$255 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Subcompact Car Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.1 161.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 20.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 57.3
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 10.6
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.5 34.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P175/65SR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2496
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.5L/91
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
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 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Sonic Honda Fit
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
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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