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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
4-Door Sedan LS 1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
4-Door Sedan LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,244
$13,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,545
$13,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$209 / month
$231 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we. 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
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.7 90.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 53.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 51.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 172.0 173.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 59.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.5 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.2 99.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 14.9
Brakes
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) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 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) 2396 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 (Est) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 (Est) 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.14
Trans Order Code NA M26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Accent Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 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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