Compare 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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2018 Honda Fit
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2018 Kia Rio
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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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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
Select style
EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 28 37 $17,627 $18,400
Rio LX Automatic 28 37 $14,558 $14,990
Rio LX Manual 29 37 $13,654 $13,900
Rio S Automatic 28 37 $15,625 $16,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,859
$18,448
$17,627
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$18,960
$18,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$316 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.0
5.4
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 Honda Fit spaces out when it comes to economy-car goodness. New-car buyers seeking the comforts of a factory warranty can be limited in budget picks. The 2018 Kia Rio does many little things right for not a lot of cash.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 31 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.6 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 52.6 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.4 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 51.5 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 39.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 38 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 45.1 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 54.8 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 93.8 89.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 60 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 58 60
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 99.6 101.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 58.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 161.4 172.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 - 13.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 16.6 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7.9 10.3
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.3 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.6 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 35.1 33.5
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 - - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55HR16 P185/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55HR16 P185/65TR15
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 2644 2714
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 128 @ 6600 130 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 113 @ 4600 119 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
LUW NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.5 L/91 1.6 L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 31 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.71 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 - 2.73
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 5.44 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 2.53 - 0.41 4.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - 1.83
Trans Type
6 1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Honda Fit Kia Rio
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.3 5.5
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
-
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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