MINI Cooper vs. Chevrolet Sonic

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.33 / 5
9 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L 12V Twin Power Turbo
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.8 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
37.8 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
H - P205/45WR17
P195/65R15 - P205/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.2 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
34.5 - 36.1 ft.

Length

Length
151.1 in.
173.9 in.

Width

Width
68 in.
68.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2605 - 2675 lbs.
2796 - 2857 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
162 ft. lbs.
148 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
3 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.6 gal.
12.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 - 33 mpg
30 - 33 mpg

City

City
27 - 28 mpg
26 - 27 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 - 38 mpg
34 - 38 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
MINI Hardtop 2 Door
Chevrolet Sonic

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2605 - 2675 lbs.
2796 - 2857 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 - 32 mpg.
29 - 31 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 - 28 mpg.
26 - 27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 - 38 mpg.
34 - 38 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
MINI
LUV

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement

Displacement
1.5 L/91
1.4L/83

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Electronic Fuel Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
205, ZMT, ZMT-1, _6AT04_
MH8 - MZ4

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic - Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 - 4.46
3.82 - 4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 - 2.51
2.05 - 2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 - 1.55
1.30 - 1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 - 1.14
0.96 - 1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - 0.85
0.74 - 1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.68
0.61 - 0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 - 3.54
2.94 - 3.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 - 3.68
3.23 - 3.65

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 - 5.9
5.7 - 6.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
100

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
258, 927, ZPT
Q1H - RKJ

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
258, 927, ZPT
Q1H - RKJ

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
H, P175/65HR15, P195/55HR16, P205/45WR17
P195/65R15 - P205/50R17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
H, P175/65HR15, P195/55HR16, P205/45WR17
P195/65R15 - P205/50R17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
T115/70R16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 5.5 - 17 X 7 in.
15 - 17 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 5.5 - 17 X 7 in.
15 - 17 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Electric Pwr Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft.
34.5 - 36.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Pwr

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
10.8 x 1.0 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.6 gal.
12.2 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
38.70 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.80 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
50.6 in.
53.40 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
37.80 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
30.8 in.
34.60 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
47.8 in.
53.00 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.2 in.
99.40 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
151.1 in.
173.90 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68 in.
68.30 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.7 in.
59.70 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
59.1 in.
59.40 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.1 in.
59.40 in.

Model Group

Model Group
MINI
Sonic

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Subcompact
Subcompact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5
1.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
3
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4