Compare 2013 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2013 Ford Fiesta vs 2013 Toyota Yaris

2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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2013 Ford Fiesta
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2013 Toyota Yaris
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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
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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
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3-Door Liftback Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Yaris 3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 36 $14,491 $15,095
Yaris 3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 36 $15,317 $15,955
Yaris 3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 37 $13,795 $14,370
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 36 $14,779 $15,395
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 36 $15,773 $16,430
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 36 $16,588 $17,280
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 37 $15,821 $16,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,898
$12,705
$14,491
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,280
$13,200
$15,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$220 / month
$252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
7.2
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 Toyota Yaris holds true to its promise as a maneuverable, economical car for city commuting--with a cheerful, well-designed interior--but highway refinement and weak performance are major drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 29 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 39 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.200 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.700 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.100 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49.000 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.200 40.
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 85.100 84.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.600 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.200 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.100 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.700 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.10 173.600 153.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.000 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57.700 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98.000 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.800 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.800 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.80 x - TBD - 10.200 x - TBD - 10.0 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x - TBD - 7.900 x - TBD - 7.87 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.000 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.300 49.93
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.50 34.400 30.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80 - TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60R15 P175/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2578 2315
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.800 5.400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LUW 99J NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 39 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 33 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.45 3.850 2.847
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.610 2.343
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.040 1.552
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 4.237
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.950 0.700
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.900 0.953
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam Torsion Beam
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 5.6 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8 - 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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