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2016 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Sonic than in the Volkswagen Golf, due to the Chevrolet Sonic's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Chevrolet Sonic may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf 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 Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Volkswagen Golf.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf. The Chevrolet Sonic has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf.

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2016 Chevrolet
Sonic

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

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.44% As low as 4.85%
City MPG: 24 - 27 25
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 36 - 37
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,571 - $20,420 $17,755 - $26,328

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.