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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2015 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. The Chevrolet Sonic will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the FIAT 500, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 and the FIAT 500 have similar Destination Charges.

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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic has a much more powerful engine than the FIAT 500. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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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2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610

2015 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,445 - $22,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.24%
City MPG: 25 - 27 28 - 31
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 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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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $14,401 - $20,530 $16,169 - $21,516

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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