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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Elantra. 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 Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Hyundai Elantra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Elantra, 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 Hyundai Elantra.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Hyundai Elantra, 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 Hyundai Elantra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Sonic as you will in the Hyundai Elantra.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Elantra.

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2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,170 - $20,990

2014 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,200 - $21,700
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.90%
City MPG: 25 - 27 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 34 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 $16,687 - $20,766

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