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2014 smart fortwo vs. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the smart fortwo and the Chevrolet Sonic in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Sonic you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, 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). Based on MSRP, the smart fortwo is clearly a better financial choice over 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 smart fortwo carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Dimensions
Since the smart fortwo is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Sonic, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the smart fortwo, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Sonic.

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

Handling
The smart fortwo 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 smart fortwo is significantly less powerful than the Chevrolet Sonic. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the smart fortwo seats a lot fewer people than the Chevrolet Sonic. The smart fortwo 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 smart fortwo than that of the Chevrolet Sonic.

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2014 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $13,270 - $14,930

2015 Chevrolet
Sonic

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MSRP*: $16,455 - $21,945
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 34 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 38 33 - 37
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 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*: $12,341 - $13,885 $15,797 - $20,848

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