2012 to 2016 Chevy Sonic Gains Horsepower and Performance with K&N Air Intake System

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K&N Air Intake under the hood of Chevy Sonic
K&N Air Intake under the hood of Chevy Sonic
In 2012 Chevrolet released the Sonic 1.8 liter compact car, with the Sonic being a replacement and redesign of the Chevy Aveo. With this vehicle, consumers have even more options than before when looking to get a smaller car that costs less and has better EPA estimated fuel economy than some of the other vehicles Chevy offers. Besides the economic reasons, the Chevy Sonic has a more aggressive street look to help set it apart from the other compact cars available. However with the EPA estimated 40 MPH highway rating, many owners are looking for ways to help boost horsepower.
K&N Air Intake System for Chevy Sonic
K&N Air Intake System for Chevy Sonic

So to help increase horsepower and performance, K&N offers the 69-4525TS air intake system for the 2012 Chevy Sonic with 1.8 liter engine. This air intake system is easy to install and includes a high flow air intake tube, one piece heat shield, clamp-on style cone air filter, mass air sensor venturi as well as all of the nuts, bolts, brackets and hose clamps that are needed to install this intake system in your 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.

The 69-4525TS air intake system includes an oversized clamp on style K&N air filter. This air filter is designed with a large surface area allowing for an increased service life. Because of the large size of the RU-4960XD washable and reusable air filter, most drivers can go up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed, depending on driving conditions. The high flow air intake tube is a mandrel bent aluminum tube with a silver powder-coated finish. The powder-coated finish is very durable and is also very easy to clean using a slightly damp cloth. The air intake tube has a welded on mass air sensor adapter. The mass air sensor adapter has been engineered so that you can use the stock mass air sensor and stock computer programing without the need for modification or remapping the computer. To assist in keeping the stock tuning, the air intake also includes a venturi insert that is designed to help keep the air flow within the range the computer is programmed to handle.
Dyno Chart for K&N Chevy Sonic Air Intake 69-4525TS
Dyno Chart for K&N Chevy Sonic Air Intake 69-4525TS

The 69-4525TS air intake system is very easy to install. Following the detailed installation instructions, on average, this air intake system should take less than 90 minutes to install.
Top View of the K&N Air Intake for the Chevy Sonic
Top View of the K&N Air Intake for the Chevy Sonic

Once this intake is installed, owners can benefit from the estimated gain of 5.1 Horsepower at 6003 RPM and 4.8 feet-pounds of torque at 4531 RPM; giving owners that much sought after bump in performance.

The 69-4525TS air intake system has been engineered to fit and work perfectly, with the vehicle's stock computer and mass air sensor. With this, plus the high quality components, this air intake system will be the last air intake you will ever need for your Chevy Sonic as K&N backs this intake with their famous Million Mile Limited Warranty.

The K&N 69-4525TS air intake system fits the following:
2016 Chevrolet Sonic 1.8L L4
2015 Chevrolet Sonic 1.8L L4
2014 Chevrolet Sonic 1.8L L4
2013 Chevrolet Sonic 1.8L L4
2012 Chevrolet Sonic 1.8L L4

To see all K&N air intakes for Sonic models visit the Air Intakes for Chevy Sonic page on

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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit