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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$26,500 to $32,950
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $25,589 to $31,387
MPG - City 26 N/A
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
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 Plug-In 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 Plug-In Hybrid in the front seats.

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 Plug-In 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 Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In 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 Plug-In 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 Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In 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 Plug-In 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 Plug-In Hybrid.

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