Compare 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2012 Scion xD

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Scion xD
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4-Door Sedan LS 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LS 1LS 26 35 $13,518 $13,865
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LS 2LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LT 1LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LT 2LT 25 35 $15,489 $16,135
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LTZ 1LZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LTZ 2LZ 25 35 $17,028 $17,925
Sonic 5-Door HB LS 1LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
Sonic 5-Door HB LS 2LS 25 35 $15,439 $15,835
Sonic 5-Door HB LT 1LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
Sonic 5-Door HB LT 2LT 25 35 $16,257 $16,935
Sonic 5-Door HB LTZ 1LZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
Sonic 5-Door HB LTZ 2LZ 25 35 $17,693 $18,625
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xD 5-Door HB Automatic 27 33 $15,337 $16,145
xD 5-Door HB Automatic Release Series 4.0 27 33 $16,196 $17,050
xD 5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,577 $15,345
xD 5-Door HB Manual Release Series 4.0 27 33 $15,436 $16,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,518
$15,337
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,865
$16,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. It's not as much fun as its styling suggests, but the 2012 Scion xD has a low base price and offers lots of accessories.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 84.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 51.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 51.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 96.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.1 154.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 10.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 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)
12.2 11.1
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R16
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)
2727 2665
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 128 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.34
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.55
Trans Order Code
M26 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Scion xD
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut L-Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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