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2016 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2016 FIAT 500L Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the FIAT 500L in the front seats.

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 500L, 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the FIAT 500L. 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 500L.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the FIAT 500L, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Sonic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the FIAT 500L.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Sonic has much less torque than the FIAT 500L, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the FIAT 500L, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the FIAT 500L. The Chevrolet Sonic has significantly less cargo room than the FIAT 500L, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2016 Chevrolet
Sonic

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

2016 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,495 - $24,795
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 1.44% As low as 0.05%
City MPG: 24 - 27 22 - 25
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 30 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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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*: $14,571 - $20,420 $19,387 - $24,099

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.