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.
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.
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 Ford Focus. 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.
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.
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Sonic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Focus.
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Ford Focus, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Ford Focus, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
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.
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus.
Compare the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic and the 2014 Ford Focus.
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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610
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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,115
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 3.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|City MPG:||25 - 27||26 - 27|
|Highway MPG:||33 - 35||36 - 37|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$14,401 - $20,530||$17,824 - $22,486|
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