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2015 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Sonic than in the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mazda Mazda3. 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 Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3. The Chevrolet Sonic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2015 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,245 - $21,345

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
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City MPG: 25 - 27 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 39 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,889 - $20,278 $16,474 - $24,869

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