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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
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
$13,795
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$240 / month
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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. 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
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) 90.3 84.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 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) 34.5 30.8
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P175/65HR15
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2295
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 33
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.722
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12 0.969
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Sonic Toyota Yaris
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 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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