Compare 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2018 Chevrolet Spark

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
2018 Chevrolet Spark
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 25 34 $15,859 $16,520
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 25 34 $17,683 $18,420
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 27 35 $19,699 $20,520
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 26 35 $14,683 $15,295
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 28 37 $17,011 $17,720
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual Premier 28 37 $19,027 $19,820
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT w/1SD 25 34 $18,451 $19,220
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic Premier 27 35 $20,467 $21,320
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $17,107 $17,820
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual Premier 28 37 $19,027 $19,820
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4-Door HB CVT ACTIV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 4-Door HB CVT ACTIV 30 37 $16,617 $17,220
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LS 30 38 $13,654 $14,150
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/1LT 30 38 $15,415 $15,975
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/2LT 30 38 $16,863 $17,475
Spark 4-Door HB Manual ACTIV 29 38 $15,555 $16,120
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LS 29 39 $12,593 $13,050
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 29 39 $14,354 $14,875
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 29 39 $15,801 $16,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,859
$16,617
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$17,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic remains a good choice among subcompacts, though it’s now aging and losing some luster. The 2018 Chevrolet Spark is a better minicar than competitors, but a larger subcompact or compact simply offers more—at a price that’s likely close.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 48.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 83.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 48.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 33.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 54.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 143.1
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.76
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 93.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 11.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 27.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 9.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 33.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H QGD
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 T105/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H QGD
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD ZAL
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2837 2312
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 375
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 94 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW LV7
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.4L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 98 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 NA
Trans Order Code
MH9 MR8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 3.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Spark
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
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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