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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
3-Door Liftback Manual L (Natl)
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 37 $13,795 $14,370
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 36 $14,491 $15,095
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 36 $15,317 $15,955
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 36 $14,779 $15,395
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 36 $15,773 $16,430
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 37 $15,821 $16,480
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 36 $16,588 $17,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,830
$13,795
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,185
$14,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$240 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2013 Toyota Yaris holds true to its promise as a maneuverable, economical car for city commuting--with a cheerful, well-designed interior--but highway refinement and weak performance are major drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.60 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.40 52.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.80 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.00 51.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 40.
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.4 84.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.40 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.90 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 173.10 153.5
Height, Overall (in) 59.70 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.40 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 99.40 98.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.80 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x - TBD - 7.87 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 49.93
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.50 30.8
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.80 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code Q1H NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2295
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LUW NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 106 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.545
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.310
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.815
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.250
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.904
Trans Order Code M26 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.722
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12 0.969
Summary
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Sonic Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.953
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.5 5.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - 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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