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Chevrolet Sonic MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2013 2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30.88 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30.75 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 138-hp 1.8L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 37.5 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 37.52 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.8L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.34 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 37.56 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 138-hp 1.8L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.74 See details
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 0 Good but not outstanding. Gearing in 6th gear about seven percent longer on the manual and this largely explains the difference in EPA highway MPG ratings. The auto will get you up hills with less downshifting, but the manual gives more opportunities for hypermiling. EPA ratings appear conservative; they're fairly easy to beat. Car handicapped on fuel economy by weight (2750 pounds, more than some vehicles in the next class up, though this helps on quiet and smoothness), and height (almost five feet, hurting aerodynamics but then you look SUV drivers in the eye, which is pretty cool for a subcompact sedan), but then again if this means that you can buy a smaller class of car than you otherwise would, that's good, isn't it?
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The fuel economy is excellent on this car as long as you are not on the pedal too heavy. Freeway (70-75 mph) mileage is around 40 to 42 mpg. Rural highway (55-62 mph) 42-46 mpg. The worst mpg i have every experienced is 36.5. This was mostly in town with the AC on.
2013 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In summer MPG is usually 30-32 mpg (city/hwy mix); in winter it falls to about 28 mpg.
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Have never got below 37.7 miles to the gallon. I do drive conservatively but even when my husband who drives significantly more aggressive the gas mileage has been excellent
2012 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I had a Choice between My Current Car, a Kia Rio , a Ford Focus and Mazda 3. Between ALL these only the Sonic was a Certified Pre-Owned Vheicle and the others were not. The Fuel economy was ALMOST the Same..but i thought the Sonic had faired A Tad bit better.
 

Chevrolet Sonic Gas Mileage (MPG)

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