Compare 2020 Chevrolet Spark vs 2019 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet Spark
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4-Door HB LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB LS 29 38 $12,783 $13,220
4-Door HB LT 29 38 $14,621 $15,120
4-Door HB ACTIV 29 37 $15,684 $16,220
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 38 $14,834 $15,420
4-Door Sedan LT 27 38 $17,239 $17,920
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $17,335 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Premier 27 38 $19,259 $20,020
5-Door HB Premier 26 35 $19,259 $20,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,783
$14,834
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,220
$15,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.0
5.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevrolet Spark is modern basic motoring: simple features and a low price tag. The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 53.00
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.80
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 90.3
Front Hip Room (in)
48.2 51.40
Second Leg Room (in)
33 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.70
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 53.40
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 173.90
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
93.9 99.40
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.8 68.30
Track Width, Front (in)
54.5 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.3 x - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.8 34.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QGD Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL ZAD
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QGD Q1H
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)
2246 2796
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 100
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/85 1.4L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 6200 138 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ 4400 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
LV7 LUV
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 (2019) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 (2019) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 (2019) 38
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.756 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.385 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.864 2.05
Trans Order Code
MR7 MZ4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.636 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.189 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 (2019) 5.7
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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