Compare 2015 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2015 Nissan Versa

2015 Chevrolet Sonic
2015 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 25 35 $15,107 $15,495
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 35 $16,555 $17,245
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 27 37 $18,696 $19,680
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 25 33 $20,277 $21,345
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,888 $14,245
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,220 $15,855
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LTZ 29 40 $17,323 $18,235
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual RS 27 34 $18,947 $19,945
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 25 35 $15,692 $16,095
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 25 35 $17,131 $17,845
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 27 37 $19,232 $20,245
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,847 $21,945
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,473 $14,845
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $15,796 $16,455
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LTZ 29 40 $17,893 $18,835
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,517 $20,545
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $13,160 $13,490
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,646 $13,990
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,465 $16,890
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $15,143 $15,530
Versa 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $11,703 $11,990
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $15,046 $15,430
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $18,185 $18,660
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SR 31 40 $17,475 $17,930
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $15,921 $16,330
Versa Note 5-Door HB Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $13,831 $14,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,107
$13,160
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,495
$13,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$225 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is comfortable, stylish, safe, and drives well, and almost completely blots out our memory of a much worse Chevy Aveo from the past. The 2015 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback are as about as inexpensive and no-frills as new cars get today. Spacious interiors and and decent ride comfort are their strong points, and they're best matched up against slightly upmarket, late-model used cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 90.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 48.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 37
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
173.10 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.6 x 0.47 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65HR15
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 2421
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.91 1.56
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.45 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Nissan Versa
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.9 (Est)
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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