2018 Chevrolet Sonic Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Front Wheel
Body / Chassis : Unitized Body Construction
Production Years for Series : 2012 -
Price : MSRP: $15,295-18,695
Weight : 2727 lbs | 1236.946 kg
MPG City : 28
MPG Highway : 37
Introduced At : 2016 New York International Auto Show

Power

Turbocharged Inline 4
Displacement : 1400 cc | 85.4 cu in. | 1.4 L.
Power : 148 HP (108.928 KW) @ 2500 RPM
Torque :148 Ft-Lbs (201 NM) @ 1850 RPM
Valvetrain : 16 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Cast-Aluminum
Sequential Multiport Fuel Injection
Inline 4
Displacement : 1800 cc | 109.8 cu in. | 1.8 L.
Power : 138 HP (101.568 KW) @ 6300 RPM
Torque :125 Ft-Lbs (169 NM) @ 3800 RPM
Bore : 3.2 in | 81 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 88 mm.
Valvetrain : 16 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Cast-Aluminum
Transmission:
5 Manual M26 , 6 Automatic MH8 Hydra-Matic 6T40 , 6 Automatic MH9 Hydra-Matic 6T30 , 6 Manual MZ4

Dimensions

Cargo Volume : 15 cu. ft.
Passenger Volume : 90.3 cu. ft.
Interior Volume : 105.2 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity : 12.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 173.1 in | 4397 mm.
Width : 68.3 in | 1735 mm.
Height : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.
Wheelbase : 99.4 in | 2525 mm.
Front Track : 59.4 in | 1509 mm.
Rear Track : 59.4 in | 1509 mm.
Interior
Front Headroom : 38.7 in | 983 mm.
Rear Headroom : 37.8 in | 960 mm.
Front Legroom : 41.8 in | 1062 mm.
Rear Legroom : 34.6 in | 879 mm.
Front Hip Room : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Hip Room : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Front Shoulder Room : 53.4 in | 1356 mm.
Rear Shoulder Room : 53.0 in | 1346 mm.
Five-Door
Weight : 2690 lbs | 1220.163 kg
MPG City : 26
MPG Highway : 35
Cargo Volume : 15 cu. ft.
Passenger Volume : 90.3 cu. ft.
Interior Volume : 105.2 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity : 12.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 159.0 in | 4039 mm.
Width : 68.3 in | 1735 mm.
Height : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.
Wheelbase : 99.4 in | 2525 mm.
Front Track : 59.4 in | 1509 mm.
Rear Track : 59.4 in | 1509 mm.
Interior
Front Headroom : 38.7 in | 983 mm.
Rear Headroom : 37.8 in | 960 mm.
Front Legroom : 41.8 in | 1062 mm.
Rear Legroom : 34.6 in | 879 mm.
Front Hip Room : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Hip Room : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Front Shoulder Room : 53.4 in | 1356 mm.
Rear Shoulder Room : 53.0 in | 1346 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : MacPherson struts with offset coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear : Semi-independent torsion beam axle with coil springs

Steering
Power Steering
Steering Overall Ratio : 14:1
Turns lock to lock : 2.80
Turning Circle : 34.5 ft

Brakes
Front Brake Size : 10.8 in | 274 mm.
Rear Brake Size : 10.6 in | 269 mm.

Tires / Wheels
Tires : P195/65R15 ALS
Wheels : 15-inch steel

Optional Tires
Tires : 205/50R16 ALS (16-in.)
Tires : 205/55R17 ALS (17-in.)

Optional Wheels
Tires : 15-inch aluminum: std on LT
Tires : 16-inch aluminum: incl. on LT with RS pkg.
Tires : 17-inch aluminum: std. on Premier

Recall

Component

SEATS

Manufacturer

General Motors LLC

Mfr Report Date20171031
NHTSA Campaign ID18V342000
SummaryGeneral Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. A joint in the driver's seat-back frame may not be properly welded, reducing the strength of the seat-back frame.
ConsequenceIn the event of a rear-impact crash, the seat-back may fail, increasing the risk of injury.
RemedyGM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's seat-back, free of charge. The recall began June 28, 2018. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 18178.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic measures 68.30 inches in width, 173.10 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 99.40 inches.

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