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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 $13,815 $14,170
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,148 $15,780
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,520 $17,390
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,400 $14,770
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,724 $16,380
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $17,090 $17,990
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,308 $20,325
4-Door Sedan RS 27 34 $18,719 $19,705
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,815
$13,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,170
$14,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$235 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is light-years ahead of its Aveo predecessor, which Chevy hopes you'll forget. It's stylish, comfortable, drives nicely, and has excellent safety ratings and infotainment features. Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.60 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.40 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.80 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.00 49
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.3 85.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 31.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 39.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.40 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.90 -
Length, Overall (in) 173.10 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.70 58
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.40 57
Wheelbase (in) 99.40 98
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 7.9
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x - TBD - 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 12
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.5 34.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code Q1H NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P185/60HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code LUW 99J
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.85
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.28
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.62
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.04
Trans Order Code M26 44C
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 5.9 (Est)
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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