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2015 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 Ford Focus 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 Ford Focus. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Ford Focus 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 Ford Focus, 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Sonic or the Ford Focus, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Ford Focus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Ford Focus, 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 Ford Focus.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Sonic and the Ford Focus do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Ford Focus, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Ford Focus, 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 Ford Focus. The Chevrolet Sonic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Focus.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus.

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2015 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $16,455 - $21,945

2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $250 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 27 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,797 - $20,848 $17,824 - $22,441

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