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2018 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2018 Kia Rio Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Sonic offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Rio. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Rio in the front seats.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is somewhat more powerful than 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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Rio.

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2018 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $17,795 - $21,295

2018 Kia
Rio

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MSRP*: $14,200 - $18,700
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City MPG: 25 - 28 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 34 - 37 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $17,083 - $20,443 $13,936 - $17,834

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.