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Selected Style 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
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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
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
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.40
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 90.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.90
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 173.10
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 14.9
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 12.2
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 14.1
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 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) 3435 2727
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 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 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
Displacement 2.5L/152 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.404 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250 Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
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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