Compare 2012 Suzuki SX4 vs 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Suzuki SX4
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 23 33 $13,294 $13,849
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 23 33 $15,019 $15,645
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $16,270 $16,949
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 25 32 $16,846 $17,549
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $17,422 $18,149
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 23 30 $17,614 $18,349
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback Technology 23 30 $17,902 $18,649
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover Technology 22 30 $17,950 $18,699
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Premium 23 29 $18,216 $18,975
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Technology 23 29 $19,006 $19,799
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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
$13,294
$13,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,849
$13,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$231 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Suzuki SX4 remains the lowest-priced car with all-wheel drive, and it's one of the best small-car values for the money. 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
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 51.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 90.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 59.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 99.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 173.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 14.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
13.2 12.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2833 2727
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6200 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 4000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.89
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 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 Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 5.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 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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