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2016 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2016 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Sonic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru Impreza with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Impreza. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Sonic is about the same width as the Subaru Impreza. If you go with the Chevrolet Sonic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Sonic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Impreza.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza. The Chevrolet Sonic has less cargo capacity than the Subaru Impreza, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.

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2016 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,945 - $21,495

2016 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,795 - $23,595
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 4.90% As low as 1.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.28% As low as 0.84%
City MPG: 24 - 27 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,571 - $20,420 $17,938 - $22,347

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.