Compare 2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2014 Ford Fiesta vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA2

2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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2014 Ford Fiesta
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2014 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 $15,034 $15,420
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 35 $16,382 $17,065
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 25 35 $17,788 $18,725
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 25 33 $19,940 $20,990
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,815 $14,170
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,148 $15,780
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LTZ 26 35 $16,520 $17,390
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual RS 27 34 $18,719 $19,705
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 25 35 $15,619 $16,020
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 25 35 $16,958 $17,665
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 25 35 $18,358 $19,325
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,529 $21,610
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,400 $14,770
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $15,724 $16,380
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LTZ 26 35 $17,090 $17,990
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,308 $20,325
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
Select style
4-Door HB Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda2 4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,365 $15,560
Mazda2 4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,834 $17,050
Mazda2 4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,535 $14,720
Mazda2 4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $16,005 $16,210

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,034
$13,571
$15,365

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$15,420
$14,100
$15,560

Monthly Payment Estimate

$257 / month
$235 / month
$259 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
8.0
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is light-years ahead of its Aveo predecessor, which Chevy hopes you'll forget. It's stylish, comfortable, drives nicely, and has excellent safety ratings and infotainment features. Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that. The nimble driving feel and good gas mileage of the 2014 Mazda 2 help it stand out among entry-level hatchbacks--but buyers will have to be comfortable with a limited feature set and a simple interior.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 36 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 - -

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.00 49 51.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.80 42.2 42.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.3 85.1 87.1

Front Hip Room (in)

51.40 50.6 -

Second Leg Room (in)

34.60 31.2 33

Front Head Room (in)

38.70 39.1 39.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

51.60 49.2 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.40 52.7 52.8

Second Head Room (in)

37.80 37.1 37

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

59.70 58 58.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.40 57 57.7

Wheelbase (in)

99.40 98 98

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.30 67.8 66.7

Track Width, Front (in)

59.40 57.7 58.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.90 - -

Length, Overall (in)

173.10 173.6 155.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 12.8 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- - 13.3

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- - 27.8

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 7.9 8

Brake Type

Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

9.00 x - TBD - 7.9 8

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x 1.0 10.2 10.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA - -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.2 12.4 11.3

Steering

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.8 - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.1 - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.5 34.4 32.2

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

Q1H NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/55VR15

Rear Tire Order Code

Q1H NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/55VR15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2727 2578 2359

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 6

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 6

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

6.3 - -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 - 90

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 500 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 100 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 98 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LUW 99J NA

Displacement

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 28 28

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 31 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 36 34

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.62 2.28

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.90 2.04 1.55

Trans Order Code

MH9 44C NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.47 4.07 4.15

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 0.95 0.69

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.45 3.85 2.82

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.28 1.00

Trans Type

6 5 4

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.76 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Mazda Mazda2

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Strut Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Emissions

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

6.4 5.9 (Est) 4.8 (Est)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 - -

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

--
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--
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Overall Side Crash Rating

--
-

Side Barrier Rating

--
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Side Barrier Rating Driver

--
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--
-

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--
-

Rollover Rating

--
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