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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 $14,535 $14,720
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,365 $15,560
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $16,005 $16,210
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,834 $17,050
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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 nimble driving feel and good gas mileage of the 2014 Mazda 2 help it stand out among entry-level hatchbacks--but buyers will have to be comfortable with a limited feature set and a simple interior. 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 29 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37 37.80
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 90.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 53.00
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.70
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.40
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 33 34.60
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.80
Front Hip Room (in) - 51.40
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.60
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.30
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 59.40
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 99.40
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.90
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 27.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 9.00 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.3 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2 34.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/55VR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Front Tire Size P185/55VR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code 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 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 15 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 438
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 98 @ 4000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 1.5 L/91 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.31
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.14
Trans Order Code NA M26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda2 Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.6 (Est) 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 -
 
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