2012 to 2016 Chevrolet Sonic Turbo Models Gain Horsepower with K&N Air Intake System

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K&N Chevy Sonic Air Intake Engine Bay

K&N Chevy Sonic Air Intake Engine Bay

For quite a while if someone asked you to name a good American-made small car, you'd be left scratching your head. If this were a question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, you'd use up all your lifelines and still be left guessing. Times have changed though, and Detroit is bringing some great, exciting new vehicles to this segment. Chevrolet introduced the Sonic in 2012, and it was met with rave reviews.

K&N Air Intake System for Chevy Sonic

K&N Air Intake System for Chevy Sonic

The Sonic is available as a sedan or four-door hatchback with very well-equipped interiors and a stout 1.4 liter turbocharged motor that produces 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque to the flywheel. Best of all, the turbocharged Sonic still sips fuel at an estimated 40 miles-per-gallon on the highway and it received a class-leading 5-star crash test rating for overall safety. The Sonic has a commodious cabin, peppy performance, excellent economy, and superb safety. Is there room to improve? The answer is yes- with the K&N 69-4524TS Typhoon performance air intake system.

Air intake 69-4524TS is precision-engineered and guaranteed to increase horsepower and torque on the 2012 to 2016 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4 liter turbo. It does this my helping to minimize restriction in the air intake pathway, allowing your engine to breathe easier while also providing a better engine sound. The 69-4524TS Chevy Sonic air intake utilizes a mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube to help streamline airflow and it's powdercoated silver for a sleek look under the hood.

Dyno Chart for K&N Chevy Sonic Air Intake 69-4524TS

Dyno Chart for K&N Chevy Sonic Air Intake 69-4524TS

K&N's RU-4960XD air filter is fitted to the end of the intake tube to provide excellent filtration efficiency and higher airflow rates. The air filter is also washable and reusable and can go for up to 100,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions. The 69-4524TS also incorporates a heat shield to help protect incoming air from radiant heat under the hood. An air guide inside the tube helps straighten airflow across the mass air flow sensor and ensure proper readings are sent to the computer.

The design of the 69-4524TS air intake isn't all just good looks though. All of these design components come together to deliver horsepower and torque gains. On the dyno, the 69-4524TS intake system produced an estimated gain of 7 horsepower at 5474rpm and 7.8 pound-feet of torque at 3467rpm to the wheels. That'll put an extra pep in your Chevy Sonic's step.

The 69-4524TS is an easy to install performance upgrade. It maintains all necessary factory connections and installation can be completed in approximately 90 minutes. K&N backs the 69-4524TS with its famous Million Mile Limited Warranty as well, so owners have the assurance that their intake system is well-protected.

The Sonic stands out from the crowd of other subcompact cars currently on the market with excellent styling, accessories, performance, fuel economy, and safety. Now owners of the 2012 to 2016 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4 liter turbo can stand out further with the K&N 69-4524TS Typhoon performance air intake system.

Performance air intake 69-4524TS is guaranteed to increase horsepower on the following Chevy Sonic models:
2016 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4L
2015 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4L
2014 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4L
2013 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4L
2012 Chevrolet Sonic 1.4L

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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