Compare 2012 Toyota Yaris vs 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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3-Door Liftback Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
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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
$13,551
$13,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,115
$13,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$231 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards. 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
30 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.8 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 90.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 53.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 51.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
153.5 173.1
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 59.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 99.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
25.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.9
Brakes
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
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P195/65R15
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)
2295 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4200 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
1NZ LUW
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 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)
0.81 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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)
3.72 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Yaris Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - 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)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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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