Compare 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2018 Ford Fiesta vs 2018 Honda Fit

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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2018 Ford Fiesta
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2018 Honda Fit
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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
Select style
S Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta S Hatch 27 35 $14,287 $14,505
Fiesta S Sedan 27 35 $13,992 $14,205
Fiesta SE Hatch 27 35 $15,499 $15,735
Fiesta SE Sedan 27 35 $15,203 $15,435
Fiesta ST Hatch 26 33 $20,966 $21,285
Fiesta Titanium Hatch 27 37 $19,203 $19,495
Fiesta Titanium Sedan 27 37 $18,907 $19,195
Select style
EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit EX CVT 31 36 $18,448 $18,960
Fit EX Manual 29 36 $17,673 $18,160
Fit EX-L CVT 31 36 $19,960 $20,520
Fit EX-L CVT w/Navi 31 36 $20,929 $21,520
Fit LX CVT 33 40 $16,539 $16,990
Fit LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 33 40 $17,508 $17,990
Fit LX Manual 29 36 $15,764 $16,190
Fit Sport CVT 31 36 $17,808 $18,300
Fit Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 36 $18,777 $19,300
Fit Sport Manual 29 36 $17,033 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,859
$14,287
$18,448
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$14,505
$18,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$242 / month
$316 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
4.3
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic remains a good choice among subcompacts, though it’s now aging and losing some luster. The teensy 2018 Ford Fiesta lives its best life as a scintillating turbo-4 ST. The 2018 Honda Fit spaces out when it comes to economy-car goodness.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.6 51.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.2 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.1 38
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.2 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.7 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 85.1 93.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.2 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.2 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.8 67
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 159.7 161.4
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.1 60
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57.7 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.9 16.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 25.4 52.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2 10.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7.9 7.9
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.4 10.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 34.4 35.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA 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)
2837 2537 2644
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 16 X 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 113 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
LUW NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/97 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 128 @ 6600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27 31
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 4.07 5.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.95 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.85 2.53 - 0.41
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.28 -
Trans Type
6 5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.61 2.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.04 -
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Honda Fit
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.8 5.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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