Compare 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2018 Chevrolet Spark vs 2018 FIAT 500

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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2018 Chevrolet Spark
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2018 FIAT 500
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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
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1957 Edition Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 1957 Edition Hatch 28 33 $19,371 $19,745
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $20,073 $20,495
500 Lounge Hatch 28 33 $19,371 $19,745
500 Pop Hatch 28 33 $16,098 $16,245
500c 1957 Edition Cabrio 28 33 $20,769 $21,240
500c Abarth Cabrio 28 33 $21,471 $21,990
500c Lounge Cabrio 28 33 $20,769 $21,240
500c Pop Cabrio 28 33 $17,496 $17,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,859
$16,617
$19,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$17,220
$19,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$287 / month
$329 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.2
4.8
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. The 2018 Fiat 500 packs more punch this year, but it’s still a statement of style over some substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 30 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Car Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 48.0 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 50.8 49.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 83.0 75.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.0 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49.8 46.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.7 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 48.2 47.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 33.0 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.0 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 54.5 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 143.1 139.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.76 59.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 54.5 55
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 93.9 90.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 62.8 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 11.1 9.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 27.2 30.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA 9.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 - TBD - 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 9.2 10.5
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 30.6
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H QGD T1D
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55R15 P195/45HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 T105/70D14 NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H QGD T1D
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD ZAL NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55R15 P195/45HR16
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 2366
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14 x 4.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 375 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 80 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 94 @ 4400 150 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
LUW LV7 EAM
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.4L/- TBD - 1.4 L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 98 @ 6200 135 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 30 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 33 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 - TBD - 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 NA 1.52
Trans Type
6 1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 - TBD - 3.91
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 NA 2.24
Trans Order Code
MH9 MR8 DDE
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 3.76 3.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Spark FIAT 500
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.3 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
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