Compare 2012 Scion xD vs 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Scion xD
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,577 $15,345
5-Door HB Automatic 27 33 $15,337 $16,145
5-Door HB Manual Release Series 4.0 27 33 $15,436 $16,250
5-Door HB Automatic Release Series 4.0 27 33 $16,196 $17,050
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
4-Door Sedan LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,577
$13,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$13,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$231 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's not as much fun as its styling suggests, but the 2012 Scion xD has a low base price and offers lots of accessories. The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is neither subsonic nor supersonic—but it's a good, sound choice and a world better than the Aveo it replaces.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 51.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
50.1 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 90.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 53.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
96.9 99.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
154.7 173.1
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 59.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 14.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 12.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.56 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 34.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P195/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
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)
2625 2727
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Scion xD Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
L-Arm MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
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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