Compare 2016 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2016 Nissan Versa

2016 Chevrolet Sonic
2016 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 35 $15,205 $15,595
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 24 35 $16,843 $17,545
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LTZ 27 37 $18,791 $19,780
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 25 33 $20,420 $21,495
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $13,986 $14,345
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 26 35 $15,508 $16,155
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual RS 27 34 $19,090 $20,095
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LS 24 35 $15,790 $16,195
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT 24 35 $17,419 $18,145
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LTZ 27 37 $19,327 $20,345
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic RS 25 33 $20,420 $21,495
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LS 26 35 $14,571 $14,945
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $16,084 $16,755
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual RS 27 34 $19,090 $20,095
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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 $13,209 $13,540
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,695 $14,040
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,707 $17,140
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $15,191 $15,580
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 39 $15,094 $15,480
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SL 31 39 $18,233 $18,710
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SR 31 39 $17,524 $17,980
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SV 31 39 $15,968 $16,380
Versa Note 5-Door HB Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $13,880 $14,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,205
$13,209
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,595
$13,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Despite its five years largely unchanged, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic remains stylish and comfortable, and it scores big not only on safety ratings, but also driving fun. The 2016 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback are no-frills transportation with plenty of space, but poor safety and performance ratings.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 48.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 37
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 66.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2733 2421
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Nissan Versa
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.9
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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