2012 Chevrolet Sonic MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has 4 model options: Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.8 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L, Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.4 L and Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.4 L.

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.8 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is 30 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 24 34
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 26 34
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.4 L 32 28 38
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.4 L 30 27 36

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is $2,113.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will save $938 on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.8 L $2,250 save $250
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L $2,150 save $750
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.4 L $1,950 save $1,750
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.4 L $2,100 save $1,000

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic will consume in one year is 10 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.8 L 11
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 10
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.4 L 9
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.4 L 10

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 4 2012 Chevrolet Sonic model options.

Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.8 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.8 L:

City MPG 24
Highway MPG 34
Combined MPG 28
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 250
Fuel Cost $2,250
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (S6)
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L:

City MPG 26
Highway MPG 34
Combined MPG 29
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 750
Fuel Cost $2,150
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.4 L:

City MPG 28
Highway MPG 38
Combined MPG 32
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,750
Fuel Cost $1,950
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 9
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.4 L:

City MPG 27
Highway MPG 36
Combined MPG 30
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,000
Fuel Cost $2,100
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (S6)
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Disclaimer

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