Compare 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2018 Ford Fiesta vs 2018 Nissan Versa

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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2018 Ford Fiesta
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2018 Nissan Versa
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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
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2018.5 S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa Note 2018.5 S CVT 31 39 $15,211 $15,600
Versa Note 2018.5 SR CVT 31 39 $17,640 $18,100
Versa Note 2018.5 SV CVT 31 39 $16,085 $16,500
Versa Note S CVT 31 39 $15,211 $15,600
Versa Note SR CVT 31 39 $17,640 $18,100
Versa Sedan 2018.5 S Manual 27 36 $12,013 $12,310
Versa Sedan 2018.5 S Plus CVT 31 39 $14,094 $14,450
Versa Sedan 2018.5 SV CVT 31 39 $15,541 $15,940
Versa Sedan S Manual 27 36 $11,819 $12,110
Versa Sedan S Plus CVT 31 39 $13,900 $14,250
Versa Sedan SV CVT 31 39 $15,444 $15,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,859
$14,287
$15,211
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$14,505
$15,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$242 / month
$260 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
4.3
3.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic remains a good choice among subcompacts, though it’s now aging and losing some luster. The teensy 2018 Ford Fiesta lives its best life as a scintillating turbo-4 ST. The Nissan Versa is affordable transportation that has an appealing price—especially for students. It’s not quick but it is spacious, especially in hatchback form.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.6 48.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.1 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.2 48.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.7 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 85.1 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.2 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - -
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 159.7 163.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.1 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.9 18.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 25.4 38.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7.9 8
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.4 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
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 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15 P185/65HR15
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 2460
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 500 470
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 112 @ 5000 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350 109 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.61 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.04 -
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 4.07 3.75
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 4.01 - 0.55
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback Hatchback 2018.5
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta Nissan Versa Note
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 5.2
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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