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2015 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2015 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.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Sonic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it more convenient to drive.

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 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is significantly less powerful than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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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2015 Chevrolet
Sonic

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

2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $30,600
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.29% As low as 4.32%
City MPG: 25 - 29 23 - 29
Highway MPG: 33 - 40 31 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 $19,660 - $27,435

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