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Selected Style 3-Door Liftback Manual L (Natl)
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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
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
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
$13,551
$13,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,115
$13,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$231 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 153.5 173.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 25.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
Brakes
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 -
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 Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.8
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Front Tire Size P175/65HR15 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) 2295 2727
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 106 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 103 @ 4200 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code 1NZ LUW
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 35
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Yaris 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) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 5.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 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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