Compare 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Hyundai Accent
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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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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,518
$12,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,865
$12,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$209 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
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. Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 51.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 89.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.1 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 101.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 11.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2396
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.76
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.28
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.54
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
M26 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Hyundai Accent
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
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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