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The Chevy Sonic is designed to get you around in comfort while providing you with great handling and enough power to be fun. Because it’s a small car it does this with great mileage which saves you money every time you refuel. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that you can buy a small, cost effective upgrade that will save you even more money when you refuel. That upgrade is the aftermarket air intake which will replace your standard one after a quick install.

The standard air intake restricts the amount of air getting into your engine which means that your engine isn’t doing quite as well as it could be. An aftermarket air intake will allow more air to get through while using the same or better filtration technologies to prevent any damaging airborne particles from getting in. You can purchase a cleaning kit with your new intake so that you know it’s working at its best with only a small amount of occasional maintenance which will make your small investment even more worthwhile!

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    • K&N® 69 Series Typhoon Cold Air Intake Kit
      (91 reviews)
      # sp94
      69 Series Typhoon Cold Air Intake Kit by K&N. Improve airflow and increase horsepower on your vehicle. This intake kit is available in various finishes and configurations. It replaces the factory air intake system with a free...
      $129.99 - $552.99
    • Injen® SP Series Short Ram Intake System
      (156 reviews)
      # sp78
      SP Series Short Ram Intake System by Injen. The Short Ram SP Series is a traditional, underhood air intake system that takes the place of your factory airbox and air filter, and the factory air intake tube. The EA Nanofiber air...
      $89.30 - $600.40
    • AEM® Cold Air Intake System
      (43 reviews)
      # sp156
      Cold Air Intake System by AEM. To deliver cooler air to the engine, this air intake system places the air filter outside the engine compartment. Cooler air is denser than warm air and so contains more oxygen, which results in better...
      $31.99 - $474.99
    • Weapon-R® Secret Weapon Air Intake System
      (155 reviews)
      # sp1662
      Secret Weapon Air Intake System by Weapon-R. The Secret Weapon Air Intake System uses patented technology to feed the engine 3 times as much air as other systems. As a result, engine performance is increased more than with any other...
      $169.15 - $378.25
    • K&N® 33 Series Panel Air Filter
      (153 reviews)
      # sp6126
      33 Series Air Filter by K&N. A K&N 33 series OE replacement air filter is designed to increase horsepower and acceleration. These washable and reusable panel air filters are easy to install because they fit directly into the...
      $35.99 - $95.99
    • K&N® Air Filter
      (165 reviews)
      # sp12961
      K&N's replacement air filters are designed to increase horsepower and acceleration while providing excellent filtration. We make over 1,200 different replacement air filters for virtually every vehicle on the road. These filters are...
      $29.99 - $363.99
    • Airaid® Air Filter
      (16 reviews)
      # sp6140
      Air Filter by Airaid. Advanced air filtration technology, superior construction and the world's best warranty make an AIRAID air filter the best you can buy. It allows increased airflow and provides better air filtration than the...
      $20.30 - $187.58
    • Rugged Ridge® Air Filter
      (1 reviews)
      # sp6145
      Air Filter by Rugged Ridge. Get increased airflow, better filtration and reduced maintenance with this high performance synthetic air filter. The increased airflow will improve engine performance, while the upgraded filtration...
      $26.99 - $36.99
    • Spectre Performance® Intake Manifold Bolts Kit
      (0 reviews)
      # sp2736
      Intake Manifold Bolts Kit by Spectre Performance. Dress up your existing intake manifold or ease installation of a new manifold with intake manifold bolts. They're made from rugged steel and plated for corrosion resistance, perfect...
      $4.68 - $14.94
    • FRAM® Extra Guard Air Filter
      (6 reviews)
      # sp4444
      Extra Guard Air Filter by FRAM. Most dirt and dust enters the engine through the air filter and FRAM Extra Guard is engineered to provide twice the air filtration compared to an original filter. It also keeps the engine cleaner for...
      $6.16 - $379.57
    • Hastings® Air Filter
      (3 reviews)
      # sp4755
      Air Filter by Hastings. Clean air is critical to the performance of your engine, so dont trust just any filter. Hastings filters are tested according to SAE J726 test procedures, where they meet or exceed the exacting requirements...
      $7.28 - $65.12
    • WIX® Air Filter Panel
      (0 reviews)
      # sp9640
      Air Filter Panel by WIX. Considering as much as 10,000 gallons of air must pass through the air filter for every gallon of fuel the engine consumes, WIX air filters play a vital part in preventing foreign particles like soot, carbon...
      $4.66 - $105.91
    • Cardone® Mass Air Flow Sensor
      (1 reviews)
      # sp7231
      Mass Air Flow Sensor by Cardone. MAF Sensors precisely track O.E. output curves and maintain spec tolerances to ensure accurate scan tool readings for proper operation. 100% resolder of critical components ensures superior...
      $36.10 - $882.93
    • K&N® Cabin Air Filter
      (0 reviews)
      # sp7887
      Cabin Air Filter by K&N. K&N Cabin Air Filters replace your vehicle's stock cabin filter with a reusable design that cleans and freshens incoming air. They are electrostatically charged to grab and hold dust particles. K&N cabin air...
      $39.99 - $78.99
    • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment Fuel Injection Throttle Body
      (2 reviews)
      # sp10562
      GM Original Equipment Fuel Injection Throttle Body by ACDelco. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      $9.78 - $931.55




    Guides & Articles

    • Performance Air Intake Systems
      Can an Air Intake System also Increase My Fuel Economy?
      We all know that achieving better fuel economy while driving puts money back in your pocket and does the environment a favor. But for those who are actively interested in squeezing the most out of every drop of gas, getting more miles per gallon can actually become a sport - especially if a vehicle has a manual transmission that can be upshifted earlier and put into neutral during downhill grades or when coasting to a stop sign.
    • Performance Air Intake Systems
      The Real Cost of Your Car’s Cheap Factory Air Filter
      In today's world, saving money wherever possible has become essential. But it's important not to lose sight of the fact that, sometimes, a product that costs more up front will save you more money over time. In our business, we've seen far too many consumers judge products solely on the basis of their initial cost, completely neglecting any long-term economy and benefits. When it comes to automobiles, "performance" air filters are a perfect example of this.
    • Performance Air Intake Systems
      My Car is Brand New | Why Should I Change My Air Intake System?
      Aftermarket air intake systems have become one of the most popular engine modifications available for late model cars and trucks. An easy question to ask is why are these so popular? After all, didn't engineers who work for your vehicle manufacturer spend years developing the best engine components available? Since power and fuel economy are major selling points these days, it's hard to imagine car companies not doing everything they can to maximize horsepower, miles per gallon, or both.
    • Performance Air Intake Systems
      What are the Different Types of Air Intake Systems?
      There are many types of aftermarket air intake systems that range from simple and inexpensive to elaborate. In the scope of this article, we'll examine the different types of air intakes, what they do, and look at a few specific product examples of each. But in short, performance air intake setups increase airflow into your engine - boosting combustion and creating more horsepower and torque that you can actually feel. Their relatively low cost and easy installation (bolt-on in most cases) keeps them in popular demand by car enthusiasts that own everything from 1.5-liter turbo motors to big block V8 engines.
    • Replacement Air Intake Parts
      Why Does My Car Have a Plastic Intake Manifold?
      An intake manifold is an integrated assembly that sits atop the engine, consisting of a series of tubes which distribute fresh outside air to each and every cylinder. On V-shaped engine blocks, an intake manifold typically sits between the two cylinder banks while inline engines may feature a manifold to the side of the cylinder head. Intake manifolds serve as a mounting point for carburetors, throttle body assemblies, fuel injectors, thermostats, and more depending on vehicle manufacturer engineering preferences. Intake manifolds may also serve to route coolant through dedicated channels in order to remove heat from the engine. Because of their location and functionality, intake manifold assemblies are under constant stress from engine vacuum pressure as well as direct heat from coolant, cylinder combustion gasses, and the cylinder heads to which they are mounted.

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    Chevy Sonic Performance Air Intake Systems Reviews

    Average rating:  4.5  4.5 - 6 reviews
    5 of 5
    Great Product
    This intake looks very good with my sonic. It was very easy to install. After installing it there's noticeable power, mpg and torque gain. I highly recommend!
    MPosted by Matthew (Fallston, MD) /
    2012 Chevy Sonic
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