Compare 2019 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2020 Toyota Yaris

2019 Chevrolet Sonic
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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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L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Yaris Sedan L Automatic 32 40 $16,081 $16,750
Yaris Sedan L Manual 30 39 $15,025 $15,650
Yaris Sedan LE Automatic 32 40 $17,041 $17,750
Yaris Sedan LE Manual 30 39 $15,985 $16,650
Yaris Sedan XLE Automatic 32 40 $18,001 $18,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,118
$16,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,720
$16,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$279 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology. The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback returns as a complement to the subcompact sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.40 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 85.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.80 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.00 50
Front Leg Room (in)
41.80 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.40 48.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.60 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.70 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.60 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
173.90 171.2
Height, Overall (in)
59.70 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.40 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.40 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.30 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.40 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.5
Brakes
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 9
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 11.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 30.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65VR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1H NA
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)
2857 2432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 103 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.02
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Toyota Yaris Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.1
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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2019 Chevrolet Sonic
  • 2019 Sonic supplies holding up; 2020s arriving
  • Up to $3,000 rebate + Employee Pricing on both years
  • Lease a 2019 LT hatchback from $299 for 39 months
  • New 0% APR for 72 months + up to $1,750 bonus
2020 Toyota Yaris
  • 2020 Yaris is here
  • Rebates: Up to $2,000 off (hatchback)
  • Lease: No offers currently available
  • Finance: No offers currently available
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