Compare 2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2014 Ford Fiesta vs 2014 Scion xD

2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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2014 Ford Fiesta
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2014 Scion xD
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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
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xD 5-Door HB Automatic 27 33 $15,884 $16,720
xD 5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $15,124 $15,920
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,034
$13,571
$15,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,420
$14,100
$16,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$235 / month
$279 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
6.8
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. Sadly, the 2014 Scion xD is less fun to drive than to look at, though it's spacious for its size.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.2 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 85.1 84.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.6 51.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.2 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.1 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.2 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.7 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.90 - 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.10 173.6 154.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98 96.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.8 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.7 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 35.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 10.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7.9 -
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x - TBD - 7.9 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.4 11.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.4 37
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P195/60HR16
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 P195/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2727 2578 2665
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 16 X 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/97 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 128 @ 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 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW 99J NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36 33
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.62 2.34
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 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.95 0.70
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 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Scion xD
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
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 - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 5.9 (Est) 6.3
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
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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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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