Compare 2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs 2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Chevrolet Sonic
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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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
$16,085

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,720
$16,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$279 / month
$275 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

4.7
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 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 32 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 40 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.6 50.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.4 53.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.3 88.9

Second Head Room (in)

37.8 36.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53 53.6

Front Leg Room (in)

41.8 44.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

51.4 50.9

Second Leg Room (in)

34.6 31

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 39.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.4 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 6.8

Length, Overall (in)

173.9 177

Height, Overall (in)

59.7 57.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.4 60.2

Wheelbase (in)

99.4 103.1

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.3 68.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 14.7

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 8

Brake Type

Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

9.0 x - TBD - 8

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x 1.0 10

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.2 10.8

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.5 34.8

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Steering Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

Q1H NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65R15 P195/65HR15

Spare Tire Size

T115/70R16 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

Q1H NA

Spare Tire Order Code

ZAD NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65R15 P195/65HR15

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 2650

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 120

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

148 @ 1850 114 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

LUV NA

Displacement

1.4L/83 1.6 L/98

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 4900 122 @ 6000

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI

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 -

Trans Type

6 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 -

Trans Order Code

MH8 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.23 3.75

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 4.01 - 0.55

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Sonic Nissan Versa

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

6.2 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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