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The Chevrolet Aveo and its successor, the Chevrolet Sonic, produced from 2012 to 2020, continued to cater to the subcompact car segment, focusing on practicality, fuel efficiency, and affordability. The Aveo received a facelift and was rebadged as the Sonic in 2012, featuring updated styling and modern technology. Both models were offered in sedan and hatchback body styles, providing versatility to potential buyers. These subcompact cars prioritized value for money, offering competitive interior space and user-friendly infotainment systems. While not known for high performance, they excelled in delivering good fuel economy, making them attractive choices for budget-conscious consumers. The Sonic, in particular, received praise for its comfortable ride and handling. Overall, the Chevrolet Aveo and Sonic from 2012 to 2020 remained practical and cost-effective options in the subcompact car market, meeting the needs of drivers seeking economical and reliable transportation.



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

Engine 1.4L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Drain plug torque: 10 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.2 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.4L 4-Cylinder:0.027”

Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Drain plug torque: 10 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.8 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.8L 4-Cylinder: 0.027”


  • Capacity: 12.5gal (4.6L)


  • Type: Organic Acid Type-Long Life Coolant (LLC) antifreeze.

Brake Fluid

  • Type: DOT4

Power Steering Fluid

  • Type: DEXRON VI Fluid

Manual Transmission Fluid

  • Type: 
    • 1.6 Petrol EngineSAE75W90 fluid

Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Type: DEXRON VI Fluid



  • 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

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 2504
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 7444NA
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7444NA
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: 9005LL
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H11LL

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921
  • Brake Light Bulb: 7440LL
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Parking Light Bulb: 7444NA
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440NA
  • Tail Light Bulb: 7440LL

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 6411
  • Map Light Bulb: 2825L