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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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$16,720 to $20,720
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$20,000 to $27,850
Invoice* $16,118 to $19,974 $18,591 to $25,859
MPG - City 26 25 - 32
MPG - Hwy 34 36 - 42
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 Honda Civic than the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic, drivers may find the Honda Civic a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Sonic as you will with the Honda Civic, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Honda Civic, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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.