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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
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 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 19 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 53.40
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 53.00
Front Leg Room (in) 44.8 41.80
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 90.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 51.40
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 34.60
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.70
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 4.90
Length, Overall (in) 183.7 173.10
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in) 61 59.40
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 99.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.30
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 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) 12.2 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.00 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 10.8 x 1.0
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 12.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45VR17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3593 2727
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 438
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas I4
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 3.5 L/211 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 30
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 2.14
Trans Order Code NA M26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 3.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.13 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.41
Trans Type 8 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350 Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer 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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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