Compare 2013 Lexus IS 250 vs 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

2013 Lexus IS 250
2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,611
$13,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,065
$14,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$584 / month
$236 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 90.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.00
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.80
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 51.40
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.70
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 51.60
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 173.10
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 99.40
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.30
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.40
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 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)
11.45 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)
11.65 x - TBD - 10.80 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 12.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.50
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
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)
3435 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -
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
Displacement
2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.060 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.909 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250 Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 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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