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2015 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2015 Kia Rio 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 Kia Rio. The Kia Rio will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the Kia Rio, 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). The Chevrolet Sonic is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Rio. 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 Rio have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Sonic is about the same width as the Kia Rio. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Sonic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Rio.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Rio.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Rio. The Chevrolet Sonic has less cargo capacity than the Kia Rio, 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 Kia Rio.

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2015 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $16,455 - $21,945

2015 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $13,990 - $18,240
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 25 - 27 27
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*: $15,797 - $20,848 $13,733 - $17,302

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