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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Titanium 29 39 $16,555 $17,200
5-Door HB Titanium 29 39 $17,518 $18,200
4-Door Sedan S S 29 39 $12,705 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 29 39 $14,630 $15,200
5-Door HB S 29 39 $13,668 $14,200
5-Door HB SE 29 39 $15,593 $16,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,830
$12,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,185
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$220 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort. Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 42.200
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.4 85.100
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 50.600
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 31.200
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 39.100
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.60 49.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.40 52.700
Second Head Room (in) 37.80 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.00 49.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.40 57.700
Wheelbase (in) 99.40 98.000
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 67.800
Track Width, Front (in) 59.40 57.700
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.90 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.10 173.600
Height, Overall (in) 59.70 58.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 12.800
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x - TBD - 7.900 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.80 x - TBD - 10.200 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 12.000
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.80 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 14.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.50 34.400
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code Q1H NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code Q1H 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 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 4.800
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code LUW 99J
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 39
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.610
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.040
Trans Order Code M26 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.070
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12 0.950
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.850
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.280
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.760
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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 - 0.900
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.5 5.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
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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