Compare 2018 Hyundai Accent vs 2018 Chevrolet Sonic

2018 Hyundai Accent
2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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Sedan Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan Manual SE 28 37 $14,652 $14,995
Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $15,601 $15,995
Sedan Automatic SEL 28 38 $16,836 $17,295
Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $18,355 $18,895
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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
$14,652
$14,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,995
$15,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Accent clouds the new-or-used question, but only in well-equipped Limited trim. 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
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.00
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.80
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 51.40
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.70
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 90.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 173.90
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.5 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
101.6 99.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.30
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.9
Brakes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8 x 1.0
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- 9.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2502 2773
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 4850 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.04 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Accent Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
5.7 6.1
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)
- - 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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