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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
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 31
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 10.8
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 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Sonic Nissan Versa
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
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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2020 Chevrolet Sonic
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2020 Nissan Versa
  • Redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa includes advanced safety features
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