2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4-Door Sedan LTZ Specs

4-Door Sedan LTZ
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan LTZ 1LZ

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 26 mpg City/35 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas I4, 1.8L
EPA Class Subcompact Car
Style Name Sedan 1LZ
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission Transmission, 5-speed manual


EPA Classification Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors 4
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2806
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 99.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26

Performance Specs

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300
Displacement 1.8L/110
Engine Order Code LUW
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Type Gas I4
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94
Trans Order Code M26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code RKJ
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Size P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code RKJ
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control Yes
Other Features Brakes, front disc/rear drum
Brake Assist
Electronic brake force distribution
Hill hold feature
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Traction control
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger...
Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child...
Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating...
Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety...
Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear...
Automatic Crash Response
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes...
Stolen Vehicle Assistance
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger,...
Door locks, rear child security, power
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for...
Trunk emergency release handle
Tire Pressure Monitor System


Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Years 3
Corrosion Miles/km 100,000
Corrosion Years 6
Drivetrain Miles/km 100,000
Drivetrain Years 5
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 100,000
Roadside Assistance Years 5

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
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