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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic, drivers may find the MINI MINI-Hardtop a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Sonic is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Hardtop. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Sonic, which is slightly longer than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Sonic has much less torque than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a larger turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Utility
The Chevrolet Sonic offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Sonic will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610

2014 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,950 - $23,600
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 27 --
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $14,401 - $20,530 $18,355 - $21,710

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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