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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Nissan Sentra Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$16,720 to $20,720
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$19,310 to $21,650
Invoice* $16,118 to $19,974 $18,352 to $20,571
MPG - City 26 28 - 29
MPG - Hwy 34 37 - 39
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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Sentra. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Convenience
The Nissan Sentra 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Sentra. 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 Nissan Sentra.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Nissan Sentra, 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 Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Sonic and the Nissan Sentra do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Nissan Sentra, 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 Nissan Sentra. The Chevrolet Sonic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Sentra.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Sentra.