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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2014 Chevrolet Sonic 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 FIAT 500L than the Chevrolet Sonic. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Chevrolet Sonic in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500L as you will with the Chevrolet Sonic, 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 FIAT 500L is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Sonic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500L and the Chevrolet Sonic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much wider than the Chevrolet Sonic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the FIAT 500L, which is slightly longer than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Sonic, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L is somewhat more powerful than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Chevrolet Sonic. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500L than that of the Chevrolet Sonic.

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2014 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,195 - $24,395

2014 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $14,770 - $21,610
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.84% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.38% --
City MPG: 24 - 25 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 33 33 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 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*: $19,050 - $23,503 $14,401 - $20,530

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