Compare 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2013 Scion xD

2013 Chevrolet Sonic
2013 Scion xD
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 25 35 $14,898 $15,280
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 35 $16,248 $16,925
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 25 35 $17,655 $18,585
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 25 35 $15,483 $15,880
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 25 35 $16,824 $17,525
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 25 35 $18,225 $19,185
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,396 $21,470
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xD 5-Door HB Automatic 27 33 $15,717 $16,545
xD 5-Door HB Automatic 10 Series 27 33 $18,008 $18,955
xD 5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,957 $15,745
xD 5-Door HB Manual 10 Series 27 33 $17,248 $18,155

Pricing

Invoice Price

$14,898
$15,717

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$15,280
$16,545

Monthly Payment Estimate

$255 / month
$276 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort. Packed with value, the 2013 Scion xd isn't quite as much fun to drive as it looks.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

25 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)

53.00 50.7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.80 40.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.4 84.5

Front Hip Room (in)

51.40 51.1

Second Leg Room (in)

34.60 33.9

Front Head Room (in)

38.70 38.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

51.60 50.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.40 51.9

Second Head Room (in)

37.80 37.6

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

59.70 59.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.40 58.7

Wheelbase (in)

99.40 96.9

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.30 67.9

Track Width, Front (in)

59.40 58.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.90 6.5

Length, Overall (in)

173.10 154.7

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)

9.00 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.80 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)

2.80 2.56

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.1 15.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.50 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

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 16 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel 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 Electronic Fuel Injection

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)

25 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 33

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 2.34

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.90 1.55

Trans Order Code

MH9 NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.47 4.13

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 0.70

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.45 2.85

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.00

Trans Type

6 4

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Sonic Scion xD

Body Style

Sedan Wagon

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA N/A

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA N/A

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 0.98

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

4.7 6.3

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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