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Selected Style 3-Door Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 38 $19,028 $19,975
3-Door CVT 36 39 $19,645 $20,625
3-Door Manual EX 31 38 $20,622 $21,655
3-Door CVT EX 36 39 $21,239 $22,305
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 38 $22,046 $23,155
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 36 39 $22,662 $23,805
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,028
$13,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,975
$14,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$236 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Honda CR-Z is your best choice if you're looking for a two-seat hybrid sport coupe, but it doesn't excel in either handling or fuel economy. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.80
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 51.40
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.70
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 53.40
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 90.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.60
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.60
Second Head Room (in) - 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.00
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 95.9 99.40
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 68.30
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.90
Length, Overall (in) 160.5 173.10
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 59.40
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 25.1 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.00 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.80 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.50
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.48 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.75 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 P195/65R15
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) 2639 2727
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 1000-2000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 (Est) 35
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.854 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.307 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.870 2.14
Trans Order Code NA M26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.29 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.054 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.689 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.303 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 4.5
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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