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2014 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Sonic than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Veloster will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster and the Chevrolet Sonic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster, which is slightly longer than the Chevrolet Sonic.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Veloster has a much more powerful engine than the Chevrolet Sonic. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Chevrolet Sonic, making the Chevrolet Sonic the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Veloster has significantly less cargo room than the Chevrolet Sonic, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*: $17,800 - $22,300

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 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.79% --
City MPG: 24 - 28 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 33 - 36 33 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,172 - $21,225 $14,401 - $20,530

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