Compare 2017 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2017 Hyundai Accent

2017 Chevrolet Sonic
2017 Hyundai Accent
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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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SE Hatchback Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accent SE Hatchback Automatic 26 36 $15,728 $16,195
Accent SE Hatchback Manual 27 37 $14,582 $14,995
Accent SE Sedan Automatic 26 36 $15,298 $15,745
Accent SE Sedan Manual 27 37 $14,343 $14,745
Accent Sport Hatchback Automatic 26 36 $16,968 $17,495
Accent Value Edition Sedan Automatic 26 36 $15,964 $16,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,739
$15,728
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,395
$16,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$270 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
4.7
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 Hyundai Accent has a bargain pricetag and lots of space, but its safety scores aren't competitive.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 51.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 90.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 162
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 47.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 11.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/70TR14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P175/70TR14
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H 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)
2837 2555
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 X 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 137 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.73
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 3.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.83
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Hyundai Accent
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
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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