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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Premium 23 29 $18,216 $18,975
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover Technology 22 30 $17,950 $18,699
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Technology 23 29 $19,006 $19,799
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $16,270 $16,949
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $17,422 $18,149
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback Technology 23 30 $17,902 $18,649
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 23 33 $13,294 $13,849
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 23 33 $15,019 $15,645
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 23 30 $17,614 $18,349
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 25 32 $16,846 $17,549
4-Door Sedan LS 1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
4-Door Sedan LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,294
$13,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,849
$13,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$231 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small station wagon Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 177.6 173.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 14.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.5
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2833 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
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
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
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki SX4 Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 5.1
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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