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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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2012 1LS 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $13,865
2012 1LS 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $14,765
2012 2LS 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $14,935
2012 1LT 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $15,065
2012 2LS 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $15,835
2012 1LT 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $15,865
2012 2LT 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $16,135
2012 1LZ 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $16,665
2012 2LT 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $16,935
2012 1LZ 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $17,365
2012 2LZ 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $17,925
2012 2LZ 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $18,625

Overview

The front-wheel drive Sonic is offered in two body styles; sedan and hatchback. All models come standard with a 138-hp 1.8-liter engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. There are two available transmissions, a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. A 138-hp 1.4-litre engine is also available on the LT and LTZ trims. Standard safety equipment includes stability control, ABS brakes, automatic headlamps, panic brake assist, hill hold control, OnStar and ten airbags. Standard and optional features depending on the trim level include front fog lights, power windows, heated front seats, cruise control, a security system, air conditioning, XM satellite ratio, alloy wheels, remote engine start and Bluetooth. The Sonic is all new and has replaced the Aveo for the 2012 model year.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 138 HP / 125 ft.lbs.
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 35 / 30 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 138 HP / 125 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 35 / 30 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
12.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$46
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
90 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
173.1 "
Exterior Width
68.3 "
Exterior Height
59.7 "
Front Headroom
38.7 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
41.8 "
Rear Legroom
34.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,721 Lbs.
Wheel Base
99 "
Turning Radius
17.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 6 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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