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2012 Mazda Mazda2 2012 Kia Rio 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
     
4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Auto Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Touring
  • 4dr HB Auto Touring
4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 5dr HB Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX
Sedan 1LS
  • Sedan 1LS
  • Hatch 1LS
  • Sedan 2LS
  • Sedan 1LT
  • Hatch 2LS
  • Hatch 1LT
  • Sedan 2LT
  • Sedan 1LZ
  • Hatch 2LT
  • Hatch 1LZ
  • Sedan 2LZ
  • Hatch 2LZ

Prices

MSRP $14,530 $13,400 $13,865
Invoice $14,339 $13,145 $13,518
Avg. Paid $10,992 $11,290 $10,267

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.1 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.2 8.9
Performance 8.8 7.9 8.0
Interior 7.4 8.4 7.9
Operating Cost 8.4 8.5 8.3
Safety 9.3 8.9 9.7
Reliability 3.0 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Supportive front seats
  • Nimble handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • High-quality interior
  • Simple dashboard controls
  • Nimble handling
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Small cargo hold
  • Firm ride in SX trim
  • Poor fuel economy in base model

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 29 City / 35 Hwy 29 City / 37 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door HB Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98.0 101.2 99.4
Length, Overall (in) 155.5 171.9 173.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.7 68.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.3 59.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2306 2403 2727

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 Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.1 88.4 90.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.0 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.8 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.1 53.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.1 51.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.6 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 31.1 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 52.1 53.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.2 51.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 27.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.7 14.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Optional
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.6L/97 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 100 @ 6000 138 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 98 @ 4000 123 @ 4850 125 @ 3800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 32.2 33.5 34.5

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 37 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.3 11.4 12.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard