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2016 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Sonic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Elantra GT with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic, drivers may find the Hyundai Elantra GT a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the Hyundai Elantra GT, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Elantra GT. 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 Hyundai Elantra GT.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Hyundai Elantra GT, 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 Hyundai Elantra GT.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Elantra GT. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 GT. The Chevrolet Sonic has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Elantra GT, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,945 - $21,495

2016 Hyundai
Elantra GT

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MSRP*: $18,800
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 4.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.28% --
City MPG: 24 - 27 24
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 --
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*: $14,571 - $20,420 $18,121

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.