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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$25,200 to $25,400
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 26 26
MPG - Hwy 34 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Sonic than the Honda Civic Si. The Chevrolet Sonic will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

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 Si, 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the Honda Civic Si. 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 Si.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Si.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic Si, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is significantly less powerful than the Honda Civic Si. 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 Si. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Sonic will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic Si.

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