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2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2015 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic, the MINI MINI-Hardtop may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Sonic you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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). The MINI MINI-Hardtop will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Sonic, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI MINI-Hardtop and the Chevrolet Sonic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The MINI MINI-Hardtop is about the same width as the Chevrolet Sonic. The MINI MINI-Hardtop is slightly shorter than the Chevrolet Sonic, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop has less seating than the Chevrolet Sonic, making the Chevrolet Sonic the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop than that of the Chevrolet Sonic.

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2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $30,600

2015 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $16,455 - $21,945
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.16% As low as 4.29%
City MPG: 23 - 29 25 - 29
Highway MPG: 31 - 40 33 - 40
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 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*: $19,660 - $27,435 $15,797 - $20,848

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