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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$23,200 to $31,200
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $22,454 to $29,742
MPG - City 26 55 - 57
MPG - Hwy 34 54 - 59
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 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 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Sonic, 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 Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. 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 Sonic carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, 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 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid.