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2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
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2020 Kia Rio
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 33 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
120 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
112 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.5 ft
33.5 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x TBD
15" x 5.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x TBD
15" x 5.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65R15
P185/65TR15
Rear Tire
P195/65R15
P185/65TR15
Spare Tire
T115/70R16
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
36 MPG
City
26 MPG
33 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
41 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
4.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
12.2 gallons
11.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
317.2 miles
392.7 miles
Cruising Range Highway
414.8 miles
487.9 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
173.9 in
172.6 in
Height
59.7 in
57.1 in
Max Width
68.3 in
67.9 in
Front Width
59.4 in
59.8 in
Rear Width
59.4 in
60 in
Wheelbase
99.4 in
101.6 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.8 in
42.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
54.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
51.4 in
52.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
34.6 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
53.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.6 in
52.4 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
2,857 lbs
2,767 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³
13.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Aurora Black

Standard Interior Materials

  • Jet Black/Dark Titanium, Sport cloth seat trim
  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note
N/A