Compare 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2012 Honda Fit vs 2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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2012 Honda Fit
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2012 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan LS 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LS 1LS 26 35 $13,518 $13,865
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LS 2LS 25 35 $14,561 $14,935
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LT 1LT 26 35 $14,462 $15,065
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LT 2LT 25 35 $15,489 $16,135
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LTZ 1LZ 26 35 $15,831 $16,665
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LTZ 2LZ 25 35 $17,028 $17,925
Sonic 5-Door HB LS 1LS 26 35 $14,395 $14,765
Sonic 5-Door HB LS 2LS 25 35 $15,439 $15,835
Sonic 5-Door HB LT 1LT 26 35 $15,230 $15,865
Sonic 5-Door HB LT 2LT 25 35 $16,257 $16,935
Sonic 5-Door HB LTZ 1LZ 26 35 $16,496 $17,365
Sonic 5-Door HB LTZ 2LZ 25 35 $17,693 $18,625
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport w/Navi 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
Fit 5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
Fit 5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
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4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S 30 38 $12,663 $13,120
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 30 38 $15,423 $15,990
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 30 38 $14,452 $14,980
Versa 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $10,616 $10,990
Versa 5-Door HB Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $15,307 $15,870
Versa 5-Door HB CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $17,923 $18,590
Versa 5-Door HB Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $14,153 $14,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,518
$15,701
$12,663
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,865
$16,125
$13,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$269 / month
$219 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is neither subsonic nor supersonic—but it's a good, sound choice and a world better than the Aveo it replaces. The 2012 Honda Fit is peppy and fun to drive, and its interior is incredibly space-efficient; but some might be turned off by its rather utilitarian look. The 2012 Nissan Versa is a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car for used-car money—but if you're a stickler for the details it can feel as cheap as it is.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 90.8 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 51.5 48.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.5 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.4 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.3 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.7 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.0 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 51.3 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 58.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 98.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 28.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 58.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 - TBD - 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.1 161.6 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 60.0 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 - 13.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 20.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 57.3 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD - 10.02 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.6 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.48 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 12.7 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/65SR15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/65SR15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2577 2410
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.1 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD - 470
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 106 @ 4800 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW NA HR16DE
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.5L/91 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 117 @ 6600 109 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 1.96 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.68 NA
Trans Order Code
M26 NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.56 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.00 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.07 NA
Trans Type
5 5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.55 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Honda Fit Nissan Versa
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 6.0 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7 - 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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