Compare 2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2014 Ford Fiesta vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA2

2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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2014 Ford Fiesta
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2014 Mazda MAZDA2
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,815 $14,170
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,400 $14,770
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,148 $15,780
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,724 $16,380
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,520 $17,390
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $17,090 $17,990
4-Door Sedan RS 27 34 $18,719 $19,705
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,308 $20,325
Select style
4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
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4-Door HB Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,535 $14,720
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,365 $15,560
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $16,005 $16,210
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,834 $17,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,815
$13,571
$14,535
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,170
$14,100
$14,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$235 / month
$245 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is light-years ahead of its Aveo predecessor, which Chevy hopes you'll forget. It's stylish, comfortable, drives nicely, and has excellent safety ratings and infotainment features. Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that. The nimble driving feel and good gas mileage of the 2014 Mazda 2 help it stand out among entry-level hatchbacks--but buyers will have to be comfortable with a limited feature set and a simple interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.2 33
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.7 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.1 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.2 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 85.1 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98 98
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.7 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 - -
Length, Overall (in)
173.10 173.6 155.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 13.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 27.8
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr - -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x - TBD - 7.9 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7.9 8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.4 11.3
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.4 32.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/55VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/55VR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2578 2306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUW 99J NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/97 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 100 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.62 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.04 1.84
Trans Order Code
M26 44C NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.07 3.85
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.85 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.28 1.29
Trans Type
5 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.76 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Mazda Mazda2
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.9 (Est) 4.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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-
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
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Rollover Rating
--
-

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