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2014 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2014 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
The Subaru Impreza requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Sonic, 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). 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 and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

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 a larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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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2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610
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2014 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 27 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 33 - 36
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*: $14,401 - $20,530 $17,569 - $21,978

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