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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Honda Civic in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Civic requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Sonic, 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 Honda Civic. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Civic.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Sonic is a little narrower than the Honda Civic, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Honda Civic.

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

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Honda Civic, 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 Honda Civic. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Sonic will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic.

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2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610
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2014 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,190 - $22,790
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.72%
City MPG: 25 - 27 22 - 30
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 31 - 39
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*: $14,401 - $20,530 $16,915 - $21,174

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