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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Honda Civic Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$21,050 to $28,950
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $19,563 to $26,877
MPG - City 26 25 - 31
MPG - Hwy 34 35 - 40
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
The Chevrolet Sonic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Honda Civic with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Honda Civic in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Civic requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Sonic, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the Honda Civic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Sonic will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Honda Civic.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Sonic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda Civic.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is significantly less powerful than the Honda Civic. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Honda Civic. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Sonic as you will in the Honda Civic.

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