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.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 35 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 - -

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars Small Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

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

Wheelbase (in)

99.40 98 99.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.30 67.8 67

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 - -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 25.4 52.7

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 14.9 16.6

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.2 12.4 10.6

Steering

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

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A - -

Tires

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

Spare Tire Order Code

ZAD NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/55HR16

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 2537 2644

Wheels

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

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 500 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 - -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 113 @ 4600

Engine Order Code

LUW 99J NA

Displacement

1.8L/110 1.6 L/97 1.5 L/91

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 128 @ 6600

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 35 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 27 31

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 30 33

Transmission

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 44C NA

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Honda Fit

Body Style

Sedan Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

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

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 5.8 5.3

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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