Compare 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2013 Ford Fiesta vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA2

2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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2013 Ford Fiesta
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2013 Mazda MAZDA2
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 25 35 $14,898 $15,280
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 35 $16,248 $16,925
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 25 35 $17,655 $18,585
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 25 35 $15,483 $15,880
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 25 35 $16,824 $17,525
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 25 35 $18,225 $19,185
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,396 $21,470
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
Select style
4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 29 39 $12,705 $13,200
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 29 39 $14,630 $15,200
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 29 39 $16,555 $17,200
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 29 39 $13,668 $14,200
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 29 39 $15,593 $16,200
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 29 39 $17,518 $18,200
Select style
4-Door HB Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda2 4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,355 $15,560
Mazda2 4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,824 $17,050
Mazda2 4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,525 $14,720
Mazda2 4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,995 $16,210

Pricing

Invoice Price

$14,898
$12,705
$15,355

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$15,280
$13,200
$15,560

Monthly Payment Estimate

$255 / month
$220 / month
$259 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.6
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort. Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling. The 2013 Mazda2 stands out among entry-level hatchbacks due to its zippy driving feel and good real-world mileage--although the limited feature set and basic appointments won't appeal to everyone.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 29 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 39 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 4 4

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Subcompact Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.00 49.000 51.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.80 42.200 42.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.4 85.100 87.1

Front Hip Room (in)

51.40 50.600 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

34.60 31.200 33.0

Front Head Room (in)

38.70 39.100 39.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

51.60 49.200 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.40 52.700 52.8

Second Head Room (in)

37.80 37.100 37.0

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

59.70 58.000 58.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.40 57.700 57.7

Wheelbase (in)

99.40 98.000 98.0

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.30 67.800 66.7

Track Width, Front (in)

59.40 57.700 58.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.90 - TBD - 5.1

Length, Overall (in)

173.10 173.600 155.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 12.800 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- - 27.8

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- - 13.3

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA NA NA

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

9.00 x - TBD - 7.900 x - TBD - 8 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.80 x - TBD - 10.200 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -

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 12.000 11.3

Steering

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.80 - TBD - 2.7

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.1 14.300 15

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.50 34.400 32.16

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact T115/70D14

Front Tire Order Code

Q1H NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/60R15 P185/55R15

Rear Tire Order Code

Q1H NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/60R15 P185/55R15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA NA

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2727 2578 2359

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact 14 x 4.0

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 4.800 5.6

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 - TBD - 90

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 - TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 100 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 98 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LUW 99J NA

Displacement

1.8L/110 1.6L/97 1.5L/91

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 29 28

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 33 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 39 34

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.610 2.279

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.90 2.040 1.553

Trans Order Code

MH9 NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.47 4.070 4.147

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 0.950 0.695

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Manual Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.45 3.850 2.816

Clutch Size (in)

NA - TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.280 1.000

Trans Type

6 5 4

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.760 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Mazda Mazda2

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 0.900 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Twist Beam Torsion Beam Axle

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

4.7 5.6 6.1

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 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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