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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Toyota 86 Review

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2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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2020 Toyota
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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$27,060 to $30,190
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $25,707 to $28,681
MPG - City 26 21
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
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 Toyota 86. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota 86, the Chevrolet Sonic may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Sonic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 86, 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota 86. 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 Toyota 86.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Toyota 86, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Toyota 86, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Sonic and the Toyota 86 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota 86, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Sonic is significantly less powerful than the Toyota 86. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Chevrolet Sonic offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota 86, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Sonic will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota 86.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Sonic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 86.