Compare 2019 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2019 Ford Fiesta

2019 Chevrolet Sonic
2019 Ford Fiesta
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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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S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta S Sedan 27 35 $14,118 $14,260
Fiesta SE Hatch 27 35 $15,633 $15,790
Fiesta SE Sedan 27 35 $15,335 $15,490
Fiesta ST Hatch 25 32 $21,126 $21,340
Fiesta ST Line Hatch 27 35 $17,449 $17,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,118
$14,118
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,720
$14,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$238 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
3.7
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 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 49
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 98
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7.9
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 12.4
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 34.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 500
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 120 @ 6350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.04
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 5.9
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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