2017 Chevrolet Sonic vs. Its Competition

2017 Chevrolet Sonic
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Nissan Versa is by far the most spacious car in this segment, though its grim interior and joyless driving experience should be cause to drop it off many shopping lists.

The Hyundai Accent wins on value for money but little else, and the Toyota Yaris doesn't stand out on any front—if you want a small and fuel-efficient Toyota, get the Prius C hatchback instead.

The Honda Fit retains its crown as the single most versatile subcompact, with its Magic Seat that folds into multiple configurations like origami.

The Ford Fiesta is smaller inside but wins for its sporty driving feel and a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine that brings 40 mpg in real-world driving.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets some safety and feature improvements, and should continue to score big on refinement and driving fun.
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 Honda Fit gives up some fun-to-drive spunk for unparalleled interior space and flexibility.
The 2017 Hyundai Accent has a bargain pricetag and lots of space, but its safety scores aren't competitive.
The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA adds a good sedan to the lineup this year. So good, in fact, we're not sure why the hatchback is around any longer.
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24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
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Compact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsCompact Cars
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4-Door Sedan Manual LSS SedanLX ManualSE Sedan Manual3-Door L Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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ManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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