Compare 2014 Lexus IS 350 vs 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

2014 Lexus IS 350
2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,815 $14,170
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,400 $14,770
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,148 $15,780
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,724 $16,380
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,520 $17,390
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $17,090 $17,990
4-Door Sedan RS 27 34 $18,719 $19,705
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,308 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,841
$13,815
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,615
$14,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$236 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
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
City
19 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 99.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 68.30
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
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.9
Brakes
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
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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.1
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
P225/45VR17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3593 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 438
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
3.5 L/211 1.8L/110
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 26
Transmission
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
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
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350 Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 6.3
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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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