Compare 2012 Honda Fit vs 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Honda Fit
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
5-Door HB Automatic w/Navi Sport 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
4-Door Sedan LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,925
$13,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,325
$13,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$231 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Fit is peppy and fun to drive, and its interior is incredibly space-efficient; but some might be turned off by its rather utilitarian look. The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is neither subsonic nor supersonic—but it's a good, sound choice and a world better than the Aveo it replaces.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 53.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 51.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.8 90.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 59.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 99.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 173.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
57.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes 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)
34.4 34.5
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.7 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 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)
2496 2727
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
117 @ 6600 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
106 @ 4800 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.62 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - 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
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.1
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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