Specs

Research 2012 Chevrolet Sonic specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

LS Sedan 1LS

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.5

Engine

Engine Order Code LUV
Engine Order Code LUW
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 1.4L/83
Displacement 1.8L/110
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 4900
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 1850
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 99.4
Length, Overall (in) 173.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.5
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Sonic

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut

Tires

Front Tire Order Code QLG
Rear Tire Order Code QLG
Rear Tire Order Code Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Front Tire Size P195/65R15
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code Q1H

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 6
Trans Order Code M26
Trans Order Code MZ4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors 4
EPA Classification Compact Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material

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