Compare 2017 Ford Fiesta vs 2017 Chevrolet Sonic

2017 Ford Fiesta
2017 Chevrolet Sonic
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Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 27 35 $13,456 $13,660
Hatch S 27 35 $13,751 $13,960
Sedan SE 27 35 $14,667 $14,890
Hatch SE 27 35 $14,963 $15,190
Sedan Titanium 27 37 $18,371 $18,650
Hatch Titanium 27 37 $18,667 $18,950
Hatch ST 26 33 $20,822 $21,140
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 33 $14,539 $15,145
4-Door Sedan LT 28 38 $16,828 $17,530
5-Door HB LT 25 33 $16,876 $17,580
5-Door HB Premier 28 38 $18,931 $19,720
4-Door Sedan Premier 27 36 $19,598 $20,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,456
$14,539
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,660
$15,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$228 / month
$252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Fiesta drops pro handling moves in ST trim, and 3-cylinders excel at sipping fuel--but all Fiestas have very tight interiors. The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets some safety and feature improvements, and should continue to score big on refinement and driving fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.70
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.40
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49 53.00
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.80
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 90.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 51.40
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 68.30
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 59.40
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 173.90
Height, Overall (in)
58 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
98 99.40
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7.9 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 9.0 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR15 P195/65R15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2773
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.3
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 6.3
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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