Compare 2019 Audi A3 Sedan vs 2019 Chevrolet Sonic

2019 Audi A3 Sedan
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
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40 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
40 TFSI Premium 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Premium Plus 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Prestige 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Titanium Premium 26 35 N/A $33,300
45 TFSI quattro Premium 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Premium Plus 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Prestige 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 38 $14,834 $15,420
4-Door Sedan LT 27 38 $17,239 $17,920
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $17,335 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Premier 27 38 $19,259 $20,020
5-Door HB Premier 26 35 $19,259 $20,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,552
$14,834
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$15,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 53.00
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.70
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.40
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34.60
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.80
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.40
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.60
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 68.30
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.40
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 173.90
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 99.40
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 14.9
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 2796
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 138 @ 4900
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
NA LUV
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA MZ4
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.30
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.7
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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2019 Audi A3 Sedan
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  • Lease: From $349 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 4.99% APR for 66 months
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  • $2,000 factory rebate for all buyers
  • Lease an LT hatchback from $299 for 39 months
  • New 0% APR for 60 months + $250 bonus
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