2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS, 2013 MY

The Chevrolet Sonic RS is a front wheel drive road car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 5 door hatchback bodyshell. Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.4 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) at 4900 rpm and 200 Nm (148 lbft/20.4 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels by means of a 6 speed manual transmission. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1275 kg.

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS, 2013 MY information summary

What body style?
5 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4039 mm
How heavy?
1275 kg
What size engine?
1.4 litre, 1364 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 4900 rpm
How much torque?
200 Nm / 148 ft.lb / 20.4 kgm @ 2500 rpm

Chevrolet Sonic models

5 door hatchback FF 6A 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1796 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
5 door hatchback FF 6A 1796 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 1.4 Turbo -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1796 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6A 1796 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LTZ 1.4 Turbo -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW

Similar models

3 door hatchback FF 5M 1368 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 155.0 CO2 1150 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5A 1368 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 151.0 CO2 1160 kg
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1368 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 128.0 CO2 1170 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6M 1598 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 129.0 CO2 1360 kg
BMW 116i -
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1598 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 129.0 CO2 1365 kg
3 door hatchback FR 8A 1598 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 131.0 CO2 1380 kg
5 door hatchback FR 8A 1598 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 131.0 CO2 1385 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1499 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 115.0 CO2 1395 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6A 1499 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 119.0 CO2
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 191.0 CO2 1505 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 195.0 CO2 1530 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1368 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 132.0 CO2 1350 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1368 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 129.0 CO2 1155 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1368 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 129.0 CO2 1170 kg
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1999 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1769 kg
Ford C-MAX Hybrid -
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1999 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1651 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6A 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 160.0 CO2 1438 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 165.0 CO2 1391 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6A 1796 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 176.0 CO2 1415 kg
Honda Civic -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 137.0 CO2 1205 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 148.0 CO2 1238 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 146.0 CO2 1230 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 155.0 CO2 1269 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 150.0 CO2 1287 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5A 1799 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 155.0 CO2 1324 kg
Hyundai Elantra GT -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1797 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1245 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6A 1797 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1263 kg
Hyundai i30 -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1797 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 157.0 CO2 1215 kg
Kia Soul -
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1975 cm3 144 PS 142 bhp 106 kW 1270 kg
Kia Soul -
5 door hatchback FF 4A 1975 cm3 144 PS 142 bhp 106 kW 1279 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1368 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 132.0 CO2 1320 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5A 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 175.0 CO2 1360 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 159.0 CO2 1345 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1999 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 157.0 CO2 1360 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1499 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 109.0 CO2 1220 kg
MINI Cooper -
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1499 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 105.0 CO2 1160 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6A 1499 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 111.0 CO2 1250 kg
MINI Cooper  -
3 door hatchback FF 6A 1499 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 109.0 CO2 1190 kg
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1468 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 153.0 CO2 1060 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1468 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 153.0 CO2 1090 kg
Nissan Pulsar Hatch -
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1798 cm3 130 PS 128.5 bhp 96 kW 161.0 CO2 1218 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 129.0 CO2 1503 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 141.0 CO2 1503 kg
Opel Astra GTC -
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1364 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 139.0 CO2
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1598 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 171.0 CO2
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1598 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 171.0 CO2
Opel Corsa OPC -
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1598 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 172.0 CO2
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1561 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1375 kg
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1997 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 175.0 CO2 1278 kg
3 door hatchback FF CVT 1997 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 175.0 CO2 1266 kg
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1397 cm3 130 PS 128.5 bhp 96 kW 145.0 CO2 1205 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1197 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 124.0 CO2 1280 kg
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1397 cm3 130 PS 128.5 bhp 96 kW 145.0 CO2 1205 kg
Seat Ibiza FR -
5 door hatchback FF 7A 1390 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 139.0 CO2 1254 kg
3 door hatchback FF 7A 1390 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 139.0 CO2 1254 kg
Subaru Impreza Sport -
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1290 kg
5 door hatchback FA CVT 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1340 kg
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1798 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1280 kg
Toyota Auris RS -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1798 cm3 144 PS 142 bhp 106 kW 1270 kg
Toyota Corolla Hatch -
5 door hatchback FF 6M 1798 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 166.0 CO2 1250 kg
5 door hatchback FF CVT 1798 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 152.0 CO2 1270 kg
5 door hatchback FF 5M 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1300 kg
5 door hatchback FF 4A 1798 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1345 kg
Toyota Vitz GRMN Turbo -
3 door hatchback FF 5M 1496 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1070 kg
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT -
3 door hatchback FF 6M 1395 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 107.0 CO2 1212 kg
Volkswagen Polo BlueGT -
3 door hatchback FF 7A 1395 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 105.0 CO2 1216 kg
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2525 99.4
Track/tread (front) 1509 59.4
Track/tread (rear) 1509 59.4
Length 4039 159
Width 1735 68.3
Height 1506 59.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1275 kg 2811
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 46.2 litres 10.2 UK Gal 12.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.4 litre
1364 cc
(83.236 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72.5 × 82.6 mm
2.85 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.88
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 4900 rpm
Specific output 101.2 bhp/litre
1.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 200 Nm (148 ft·lb) (20.4 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque 146.63 Nm/litre
1.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system SMPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1842.6 kPa (267.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 6500 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 341 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 109.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.71 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
108.24 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.39 kg/kW
20.7 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P205/50 R 17
Tyres rear P205/50 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 274 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6
Top gear ratio 0.74
Final drive ratio 4.18
general
Carfolio.com ID292501
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 13.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Chevrolet Sonic RS added 2012-11-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.