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The Chevrolet Aveo, produced from 2002 to 2011, and its successor, the Chevrolet Sonic, represented Chevrolet’s foray into the subcompact car segment. These models were designed to offer affordable and fuel-efficient transportation for budget-conscious consumers. The Aveo featured a compact and practical design with a choice of body styles, including a sedan and a hatchback. It was known for its decent interior space and straightforward controls, making it a practical choice for urban driving. The Aveo and the Sonic were offered a range of small-displacement engines designed for fuel efficiency. While not known for high-performance capabilities, they excelled in delivering excellent fuel economy, a significant selling point. Additionally, they featured comfortable seating, a user-friendly infotainment system, and competitive cargo space for their class. Overall, the Chevrolet Aveo and Sonic from 2002 to 2011 were reliable and affordable options in the subcompact car segment, catering to those seeking economical transportation without sacrificing practicality.

Chevrolet Aveo/ Sonic specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 1.6L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 6.6 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.7 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.6L 4-Cylinder: 0.036”

Fuel Tank

  • Capacity: 11.9 gal  (45.0 gal)


  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant.
  • Capacity: Cooling System 6.7 qt (6.3L)

Hydraulic Brake System

Type: DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967, in Canada 89021320)

Windshield Washer Solvent

  • Type: Optikleen® Washer Solvent.

Power Steering System

  • Type: DEXRON®‐VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: Use only T-IV Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 88900925, in Canada 22689186).
  • Capacity: 6.2 qt (5.87 L)

Manual Transmission

  • Type: Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 89021806, in Canada 89021807).
  • Key Lock Cylinders
  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)1.9 qt

Manual Transmission Shift Linkage

  • Type: Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB
  • Capacity: 1.9 qt (1.8 L)

Chassis Lubrication

  • Type: Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary  Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl

  • Type: Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293, in Canada 992723) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB

Hood and Door Hinges

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).

Weatherstrip Conditioning

  • Type: Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 992887)



  • 1.2 L Family 0 I4 (gasoline)
  • 1.4 L Family 0 I4 (gasoline)
  • 1.4 L LUV I4 (turbocharged gasoline)
  • 1.6 L Family 1 I4 (gasoline)
  • 1.8 L LUW I4 (gasoline)
  • 1.8 L LWE I4 (gasoline)
  • 1.3 L CDTi I4 (turbocharged diesel)


  • 5-speed F17 manual
  • 6-speed M32 manual
  • 6-speed 6T30 automatic
  • 6-speed 6T40 automatic

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings


Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H3-55W
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2357NA
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 2357NA
  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: 9003

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 1156
  • Brake Light Bulb: 1157
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: 2825
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825
  • Parking Light Bulb: 2357NA
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 1157
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb:1156A
  • Tail Light Bulb: 1157

Interior Lights

  • Auto Trans Indicator Light Bulb: 37
  • Dome Light Bulb: DE3175
  • Trunk Light Bulb: 6461