Compare 2019 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2019 Chevrolet Spark vs 2019 FIAT 500

2019 Chevrolet Sonic
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2019 Chevrolet Spark
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2019 FIAT 500
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 26 34 $16,118 $16,720
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 26 34 $17,949 $18,620
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 26 34 $19,974 $20,720
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 27 38 $14,864 $15,420
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 27 38 $17,274 $17,920
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Manual Premier 27 38 $19,299 $20,020
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic LT w/1SD 26 34 $18,720 $19,420
Sonic 5-Door HB Automatic Premier 26 34 $20,745 $21,520
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual LT 26 35 $17,371 $18,020
Sonic 5-Door HB Manual Premier 26 35 $19,299 $20,020
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4-Door HB CVT ACTIV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 4-Door HB CVT ACTIV 30 37 $16,783 $17,320
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LS 30 38 $13,876 $14,320
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/1LT 30 38 $15,717 $16,220
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/2LT 30 38 $17,170 $17,720
Spark 4-Door HB Manual ACTIV 29 37 $15,717 $16,220
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LS 29 38 $12,810 $13,220
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 29 38 $14,651 $15,120
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 29 38 $16,104 $16,620
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Abarth Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $20,306 $20,745
500 Lounge Hatch 28 33 $19,606 $19,995
500 Pop Hatch 28 33 $16,333 $16,495
500 Retro Hatch 28 33 $19,606 $19,995
500c Abarth Cabrio 24 32 $21,704 $22,240
500c Lounge Cabrio 28 33 $21,004 $21,490
500c Pop Cabrio 24 32 $17,731 $17,990
500c Retro Cabrio 28 33 $21,004 $21,490

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,118
$16,783
$20,306

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,720
$17,320
$20,745

Monthly Payment Estimate

$279 / month
$289 / month
$346 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.0
3.8
4.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology. The 2019 Chevrolet Spark makes a great urban minicar, but its appeal is limited. The 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 30 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 37 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 4 -

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Subcompact Car Minicompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.60 48.0 42.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.40 50.8 49.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.3 83.0 75.5

Second Head Room (in)

37.80 37.0 35.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.00 49.8 46.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.80 41.7 40.7

Passenger Capacity

5 4 4

Front Hip Room (in)

51.40 48.2 47.8

Second Leg Room (in)

34.60 33.0 31.7

Front Head Room (in)

38.70 39.0 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.40 54.5 55.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD - 4.1

Length, Overall (in)

173.90 143.1 144.4

Height, Overall (in)

59.70 58.76 58.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.40 54.5 55

Wheelbase (in)

99.40 93.9 90.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.30 62.8 64.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 - -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 27.2 26.8

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 11.1 9.5

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA NA 9.4

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD - NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x 1.0 9.3 x - TBD - 11.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.2 9 10.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - - TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.5 33.8 37.6

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - - TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A NA -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

Q1H QGD T1D

Front Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/55R15 P195/45HR16

Spare Tire Size

T115/70R16 T105/70D14 NA

Front Tire Order Code

Q1H QGD T1D

Spare Tire Order Code

ZAD ZAL NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65R15 P185/55R15 P195/45HR16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2857 2312 2512

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - 14 x - TBD - NA

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - TBD - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 375 500

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 80 120

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

148 @ 1850 94 @ 4400 170 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

LUV LV7 EAM

Displacement

1.4L/83 1.4L/85 1.4 L/83

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 4900 98 @ 6200 160 @ 5500

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 37 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 30 28

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 33 30

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - TBD - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 - TBD - 1.52

Trans Type

6 1 5

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 - TBD - 0.87

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.385 3.91

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 - TBD - 2.24

Trans Order Code

MH8 MR8 DDE

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.23 3.76 3.35

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 - TBD - 1.16

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 - TBD - 3.91

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Spark FIAT 500

Body Style

Sedan Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA N/A -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Semi-Independent Torsion Beam Compound Crank Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA Torsion Beam

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA N/A -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA Strut

Emissions

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

6.2 5.4 5.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - TBD - -

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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