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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2015 Nissan Versa Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Sonic than in the Nissan Versa, due to the Chevrolet Sonic's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic, drivers may find the Nissan Versa a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the Nissan Versa, 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 Nissan Versa. 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 Nissan Versa have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much wider than the Nissan Versa, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Sonic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Versa.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Versa, 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 Nissan Versa.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Nissan Versa. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Sonic as you will in the Nissan Versa.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Versa.

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2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,170 - $20,990

2015 Nissan
Versa

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MSRP*: $11,990 - $16,890
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 27 27 - 31
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 36 - 40
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $13,816 - $19,941 $11,703 - $16,465

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