First Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Chevy Sonic

On sale: Now

Base price: $14,495 LS sedan
$15,395 LS hatchback
$15,695 LT sedan
$16,495 LT hatchback
$17,295 LTZ sedan
$17,995 LTZ hatchback

Powertrain
Engine:
1.8-liter I-4
Power: 138 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque: 125 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
Engine: 1.4-liter I-4
Power: 138 hp @ 4900 rpm
Torque: 148 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

Transmissions: 5- or 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic

Drive: Front-wheel

EPA fuel economy (city/highway):
26/35 mpg (1.8L, manual)
25/35 mpg (1.8L, automatic)
29/40 mpg (1.4L, manual)

Measurements
Length:
173.1/159.0 in (sedan/hatchback)
Width: 68.3 in
Height: 59.7 in
Wheelbase: 99.4 in
Cargo capacity: 14.0 cu ft (sedan); 19.0/30.7 (hatchback, rear seats up/folded)

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