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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 24 32 $19,606 $19,995
500 Pop Hatch 28 33 $16,333 $16,495
500 Retro Hatch 24 32 $19,606 $19,995
500c Abarth Cabrio 24 32 $21,704 $22,240
500c Lounge Cabrio 24 32 $21,004 $21,490
500c Pop Cabrio 24 32 $17,731 $17,990
500c Retro Cabrio 24 32 $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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 54.5 55.4
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
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
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 9 10.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD - -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H QGD T1D
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 94 @ 4400 170 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
LUV LV7 EAM
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37 33
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - TBD - 1.52
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Spark FIAT 500
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A -
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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