Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Sonic than in the Kia Forte, due to the Chevrolet Sonic's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Forte in the front seats.
The Kia Forte requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Sonic, making it more convenient to drive.
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). The Chevrolet Sonic is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte. 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 Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Kia Forte, which may make it easier to park.
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Sonic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Forte.
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Kia Forte, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Kia Forte, 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 Kia Forte. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Sonic as you will in the Kia Forte.
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.
Compare the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic and the 2014 Kia Forte.
More Details & Photos
MSRP*: $14,170 - $18,725
More Details & Photos
MSRP*: $15,900 - $19,400
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 3.90%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 7.44%|
|City MPG:||25 - 26||24 - 25|
|Highway MPG:||35||36 - 37|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Overall Safety Rating
|Frontal Crash Rating
|Side Crash Rating
|Invoice*:||$13,816 - $17,789||$15,590 - $18,400|
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.
Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!
Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.
There's no other tool quite like it!
*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.