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2016 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2016 FIAT 500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Sonic than the FIAT 500. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500, the Chevrolet Sonic may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Sonic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the FIAT 500, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the FIAT 500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Sonic carries a much lower Destination Charge than the FIAT 500.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much wider than the FIAT 500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Sonic, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the FIAT 500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Sonic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the FIAT 500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a significantly larger turning radius than the FIAT 500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Chevrolet Sonic and the FIAT 500.

Utility
The Chevrolet Sonic offers greater seating capacity than the FIAT 500, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Sonic will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the FIAT 500.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the FIAT 500.

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2016 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,945 - $21,495

2016 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,995 - $22,575
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.96% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 24 - 27 28 - 31
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 34 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,571 - $20,420 $16,765 - $21,983

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.