Compare 2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2020 Chevrolet Spark vs 2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Chevrolet Sonic
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2020 Chevrolet Spark
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2020 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LS 26 34 $16,118 $16,720
Sonic 4-Door Sedan LT 26 34 $17,949 $18,620
Sonic 4-Door Sedan Premier 26 34 $19,974 $20,720
Sonic 5-Door HB LT w/1SD 26 34 $18,720 $19,420
Sonic 5-Door HB Premier 26 34 $20,745 $21,520
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4-Door HB CVT ACTIV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 4-Door HB CVT ACTIV 30 37 $16,957 $17,500
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LS 30 38 $14,050 $14,500
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/1LT 30 38 $15,891 $16,400
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/2LT 30 38 $17,345 $17,900
Spark 4-Door HB Manual ACTIV 29 37 $15,891 $16,400
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LS 29 38 $12,984 $13,400
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 29 38 $14,825 $15,300
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 29 38 $16,279 $16,800
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa S CVT 32 40 $16,085 $16,500
Versa S Manual 27 35 $14,463 $14,830
Versa SR CVT 32 40 $17,874 $18,340
Versa SV CVT 32 40 $17,290 $17,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,118
$16,957
$16,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,720
$17,500
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$292 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
4.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic looks and drives younger than its age, and still offers value and a pinch of fun. The 2020 Chevrolet Spark is modern basic motoring: simple features and a low price tag. The 2020 Nissan Versa isn't the cheapest car anymore–look to the Chevy Spark or Mitsubishi Mirage for that–and that's a good thing.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 30 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 48 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 50.8 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.3 83.0 88.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 49.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.7 44.5
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 48.2 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 33 31
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 54.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.9 143.1 177
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 58.76 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 54.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 93.9 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 62.8 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 - 14.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 11.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 27.2 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA 8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD - 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 9.3 x - TBD - 10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 9 10.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 33.8 34.8
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 NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 T105/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1H QGD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD ZAL NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/55R15 P195/65HR15
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 2650
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD - 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 375 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 80 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 94 @ 4400 114 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUV LV7 NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.4L/85 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 98 @ 6200 122 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 33 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - TBD - -
Trans Type
6 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.385 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 - TBD - -
Trans Order Code
MH8 MR8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.76 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 - TBD - 4.01 - 0.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Spark Nissan Versa
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback Sedan
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 5.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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