Compare 2013 Ford Fiesta vs 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

2013 Ford Fiesta
2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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4-Door Sedan S S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S S 29 39 $12,705 $13,200
5-Door HB S 29 39 $13,668 $14,200
4-Door Sedan SE 29 39 $14,630 $15,200
5-Door HB SE 29 39 $15,593 $16,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 29 39 $16,555 $17,200
5-Door HB Titanium 29 39 $17,518 $18,200
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,705
$13,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$14,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$236 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.600 51.40
Second Leg Room (in)
31.200 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
39.100 38.70
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.200 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.700 53.40
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.000 53.00
Front Leg Room (in)
42.200 41.80
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.100 90.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.800 68.30
Track Width, Front (in)
57.700 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
173.600 173.10
Height, Overall (in)
58.000 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.700 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
98.000 99.40
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.800 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.900 x - TBD - 9.00 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.200 x - TBD - 10.80 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.000 12.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.300 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.400 34.50
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P185/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2727
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.800 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
99J LUW
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.070 3.94
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.950 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.850 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.280 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.760 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.610 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.040 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.900 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.6 4.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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