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Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA2 vs 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

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Selected Style 4-Door HB Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,525 $14,720
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,355 $15,560
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,995 $16,210
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,824 $17,050
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
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,525
$13,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,720
$14,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
$236 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mazda2 stands out among entry-level hatchbacks due to its zippy driving feel and good real-world mileage--although the limited feature set and basic appointments won't appeal to everyone. 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 29 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.40
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 34.60
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.70
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.40
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 53.00
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.80
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 90.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.30
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 4.90
Length, Overall (in) 155.5 173.10
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 59.40
Wheelbase (in) 98.0 99.40
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 27.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 x - TBD - 9.00 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.80 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.3 12.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.16 34.50
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/55R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Front Tire Size P185/55R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2306 2727
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 98 @ 4000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.850 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.972 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.416 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.290 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.775 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.214 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.842 2.14
Trans Order Code NA M26
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda2 Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
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.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 4.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
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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