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Selected Style 3-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 38 $19,047 $19,995
3-Door CVT 36 39 $19,664 $20,645
3-Door Manual EX 31 38 $20,798 $21,840
3-Door CVT EX 36 39 $21,415 $22,490
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 38 $22,221 $23,340
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 36 39 $22,838 $23,990
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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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
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're looking for a two-seat hybrid hatchback coupe, the 2014 Honda CR-Z is your only choice--but many other small cars offer more driving fun, or higher fuel efficiency, often at equal cost. 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.
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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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 90.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 51.40
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.70
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 53.40
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.80
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
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.40
Length, Overall (in) 160.5 173.10
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 59.40
Wheelbase (in) 95.9 99.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 68.30
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.90
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 25.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
Brakes
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 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 NA
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 12.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 P195/65R15
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2639 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
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 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 340 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
Engine
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 1.5 L/91 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 1000 125 @ 3800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.29 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 2.14
Trans Order Code NA M26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.4 (Est) 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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