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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$16,720 to $20,720
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$18,695 to $25,795
Invoice* $16,118 to $19,974 $17,844 to $24,401
MPG - City 26 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 31 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
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 feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Sonic than in the Subaru Impreza, due to the Chevrolet Sonic's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Sonic.

Convenience
The Subaru Impreza 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 Subaru Impreza. 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 and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Subaru Impreza, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Subaru Impreza, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.