Compare 2017 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2017 Honda Fit

2017 Chevrolet Sonic
2017 Honda Fit
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 24 34 $15,739 $16,395
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 24 34 $17,443 $18,170
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 27 36 $19,598 $20,415
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 33 $14,539 $15,145
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 28 38 $16,828 $17,530
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual Premier 28 38 $18,931 $19,720
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT w/1SD 24 34 $18,211 $18,970
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic Premier 27 36 $20,366 $21,215
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 25 33 $16,876 $17,580
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual Premier 28 38 $18,931 $19,720
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit EX CVT 32 37 $18,293 $18,800
Fit EX Manual 29 36 $17,518 $18,000
Fit EX-L CVT 32 37 $19,809 $20,365
Fit EX-L CVT w/Navi 32 37 $20,778 $21,365
Fit LX CVT 33 40 $16,442 $16,890
Fit LX Manual 29 36 $15,667 $16,090

2017 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2017 Honda Fit: Compare Cars

The Honda Fit has been one of the highest-rated small cars at The Car Connection--but the Chevy Sonic has done very well, too. Which one should you buy?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,739
$18,293
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,395
$18,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets some safety and feature improvements, and should continue to score big on refinement and driving fun. The 2017 Honda Fit gives up some fun-to-drive spunk for unparalleled interior space and flexibility.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 38
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 93.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 51.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 160
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 60
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 16.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.3
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 7.9
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 35.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2837 2630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 114 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 130 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 2.53 - 0.41
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 -
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 5.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Honda Fit
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
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
Semi-Independent 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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.2
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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