Chevrolet Sonic Oil Capacity and Transmission Fluid Capacity

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The Chevy Sonic is a great car for those who are looking to get their first car. It has a small size, which makes it perfect for maneuvering tight spaces and parking lots. The Chevy Sonic also gets pretty good gas mileage, but if you want something even more fuel efficient there’s always the Chevy Spark!


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Chevy Sonic Oil Capacity

Engine Oil Capacity (with filter) Oil Type
1.4L 4-cyl Engine LUV Turbo 4.2 quarts (4 liters) 5W-30
1.8L 4-cyl Engine LWE 4.8 quarts (4.5 liters) 5W-30
1.8L 4-cyl Engine LUW Flex 4.8 quarts (4.5 liters) 5W-30


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Chevy Sonic Transmission Fluid Capacity

Transmission Fluid Capacity Fluid Type
1.4l 6T45 6-speed Automatic Transmission 2017+ Total Fill 9 quarts (8.5 litres)
Initial Fill 4.2 quarts (4 litres)
1.8l 6T30 6-speed Automatic Transmission Total Fill 8 quarts (7.6 liters)
Initial Fill 4.8 quarts (4.5 liters)
1.4l 6T40 6-speed Automatic Transmission Total Fill 9 quarts (8.5 litres)
Initial Fill 4.2 quarts (4 litres)
M26 Manual Transmission 2017+ 3.4 pints (1.6 liters) GLS36
M32 Manual Transmission up to 2016 3.8 pints (1.8 liters) GLS36

The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is a good small car in an SUV world. With excellent value, safety ratings, and enough entertaining in the right form, it’s a fun hatchback or sedan, yet it is outsold by even the most dreary of tiny crossover vehicles. For this we give it 4.7 out of 10 overall. (To

The only modifications to the 2020 Sonic are two new paint colors (Oasis Blue and Cayenne Orange Metallic). All 2020 Sonic variants now include a turbo-4 engine, but we won’t miss the previous naturally aspirated base engine.

The Sonic isn’t Chevy’s smallest economy vehicle, as the Spark still holds that distinction. The Sonic, like other subcompacts such as the Hyundai Accent and Honda Fit, competes with an ever-shrinking list of compact cars. In terms of appearance, it is sharper and more corporate looking than its predecessor, but next to more recent

The 2020 Sonic comes standard with turbo power, a hatchback or sedan body style, and an automatic gearbox. The compact little Sonic is versatile given its modest production volume (4 cylinder engines only). The now solo turbo-4 engine provides adequate performance but mediocre fuel economy (29 mpg combined), and the vehicle is both fun and comfortable to drive

Despite a small price increase, the Sonic boasts enough room for four people and marginal cargo capacity in addition to superior hatchback capability than the Sedan despite a minor size difference. Safety ratings are also excellent, which is an uncommon bright spot in an industry that is often plagued by a lack of safety technology and bad crash test results.

Dan Hoffman

Dan is a co-founder of Engineswork. He knows everything about internal combustion engines. Ask your questions in comments down below this article - he will be glad to help you anytime.

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