Compare 2018 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2018 Nissan Versa

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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
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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 Note SV CVT 31 39 $16,085 $16,500
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
$15,211
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,520
$15,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$260 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
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 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 31 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 48.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 48.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 163.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 38.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering 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 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H 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 2460
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 109 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 31
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 -
Trans Order Code
MH9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.01 - 0.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.77
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback 2018.5
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Nissan Versa Note
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.2
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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