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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 Honda Civic Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Chevrolet Sonic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Honda Civic with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. 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
With the Honda Civic you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 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. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Honda Civic, which may make it easier to park.

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. The Chevrolet Sonic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items 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*: $14,170 - $20,990
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2014 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,390 - $26,640
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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 - 31
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 31 - 41
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*: $13,816 - $19,941 $17,100 - $25,261

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