2019 Chevrolet Sonic vs. Its Competition

2019 Chevrolet Sonic
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic faces off against some competitive small cars.

The Honda Fit's flexible Magic Seat interior gives it nearly van-like interior flexibility when called upon.

The Nissan Versa also has a lot of space, but it feels every bit of its low price.

The Hyundai Accent has an upscale feel and an excellent available infotainment system, although its optional equipment can be pricey.

Ford's Fiesta is a hoot to drive, but 2019 is its final year.

Don't buy one without a big discount.

Finally, the underappreciated gem of the segment is the Mazda-designed Toyota Yaris sedan with its excellent driving dynamics.

The Yaris hatchback is a dated design that shares little more than a badge with the sedan.

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Quick Specs
5.0
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.
3.7
The 2019 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend.
5.8
The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.
5.2
The 2019 Hyundai Accent pleasantly reminds us that four-door sedans used to rule the economy-car roost—and did so for a reason.
3.5
The 2019 Nissan Versa is the cheapest way to get new-car smell and a full warranty, but rivals deliver plenty for not much more.
5.0
The fun 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan has thankfully outlived its hatchback cousin.
MSRP From     
$15,420$14,260$16,190$14,995$12,460$15,600
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonCompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Manual LSS SedanLX ManualSE Sedan ManualS ManualL Manual (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanHatchbackSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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