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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
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MSRP*
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$19,620 to $26,120
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$19,420 to $21,520
Invoice* $18,874 to $25,127 $18,721 to $20,745
MPG - City 28 - 30 26
MPG - Hwy 37 - 45 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Cruze you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Chevrolet Cruze 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 Chevrolet Cruze and the Chevrolet Sonic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Cruze is much wider than the Chevrolet Sonic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Cruze, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Chevrolet Sonic.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Cruze transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze 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 Chevrolet Cruze and the Chevrolet Sonic. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Cruze as you will in the Chevrolet Sonic.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Sonic.