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  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

    #10 in 2012 Subcompact Cars

  • 2012 Fiat 500

    #16 in 2012 Subcompact Cars

  • 2012 Scion iQ

    #12 in 2012 Subcompact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $13,865
    • $15,500
    • $15,265
    • Avg. Paid
    • $5,272
    • $4,549
    • $5,477

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.4 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.9 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.0 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • 6.3 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.9 /10
    • 6.4 /10
    • 6.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.6 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.7 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • Reliability
    • 2.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 3.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Simple dashboard controls
      • Nimble handling
      • Comfortable ride
      • Nimble handling
      • Easy to park
      • Easy to maneuver in tight spaces
    • Cons
      • Poor fuel economy in base model
      • Limited cargo space
      • Slow highway acceleration
      • Awkward USB interface
      • Noisy CVT makes driving dull
      • Cramped back seat

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 1.8L/110
    • Gas I4 1.4L/83
    • Gas I4 1.3L/81
    • MPG
    • 26 City / 35 Hwy
    • 30 City / 38 Hwy
    • 36 City / 37 Hwy
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    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • Hatchback
    • 3 Door Hatchback
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 99.4
    • 90.6
    • 78.7
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 173.1
    • 139.6
    • 120.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 68.3
    • 64.1
    • 66.1
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 59.7
    • 59.8
    • 59.1
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2727
    • 2363
    • 2127
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Cruise Control
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Navigation from Telematics
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 4
    • 4
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 90.4
    • 75.6
    • 73.8
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.7
    • 38.9
    • 37.7
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.8
    • 40.7
    • 40.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.4
    • 49.4
    • 53.1
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 51.4
    • 47.9
    • 53.9
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.8
    • 35.6
    • 35.9
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 34.6
    • 31.7
    • 28.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.0
    • 46.4
    • 50.2
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 51.6
    • 42.6
    • 33.8
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 30.1
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 14.9
    •  
    • 16.7
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Equalizer
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • HD Radio
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 1.8L/110
    • 1.4L/83
    • 1.3L/81
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 138 @ 6300
    • 101 @ 6500
    • 94 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 125 @ 3800
    • 98 @ 4000
    • 89 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Continuously Variable Ratio
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.5
    • 30.6
    • 12.9
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 26
    • 30
    • 36
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 35
    • 38
    • 37
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 12.2
    • 10.5
    • 8.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Torsion Beam
    • Twist Beam Axle
    • Torsion beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  

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