Compare 2018 Ford Fiesta vs 2018 Chevrolet Sonic

2018 Ford Fiesta
2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 27 35 $13,992 $14,205
Hatch S 27 35 $14,287 $14,505
Sedan SE 27 35 $15,203 $15,435
Hatch SE 27 35 $15,499 $15,735
Sedan Titanium 27 37 $18,907 $19,195
Hatch Titanium 27 37 $19,203 $19,495
Hatch ST 26 33 $20,966 $21,285
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $14,683 $15,295
4-Door Sedan LT 28 37 $17,011 $17,720
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $17,107 $17,820
4-Door Sedan Premier 28 37 $19,027 $19,820
5-Door HB Premier 28 37 $19,027 $19,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,992
$14,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,205
$15,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$237 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.3
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The teensy 2018 Ford Fiesta lives its best life as a scintillating turbo-4 ST. The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic remains a good choice among subcompacts, though it’s now aging and losing some luster.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.70
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 68.30
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 14.9
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.8 x 1.0
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)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2773
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Engine
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
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.1
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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